• Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
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    Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
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    Sunny day at the CCFM
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    Smiles are free at the CCFM
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    Find some buds at the CCFM

 

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CCFM Returns to Mid-City this Thursday! | December 7, 2020

Fresh & Local:

CCFM Returns to Mid-City this Thursday!

The Mid-City Market returns, in an amazing NEW LOCATION! That’s right, in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), the Crescent City Farmers Market (CCFM) is adding another market to the weekly line-up. Starting this week, on December 10th, you can make your groceries in the fresh air, directly from growers, at the Lafitte Greenway Plaza on Thursdays from 3-7pm.

We are excited to celebrate our return with Friends of Lafitte Greenway during SUPERNOVA on the Greenway - a luminary art exhibit bringing light and life to celebrate the Greenway’s 5th birthday.

We encourage you to order ahead. Like all CCFM markets, online pre-ordering is open for in-person pick up. Contactless curbside pick-up will be available starting in January! Pre-order for Thursday market Monday through Wednesday using WhatsGood.

Just a note: With the winter holidays falling on Thursdays this year, this market will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve later this month.

CCFM’s “modified” walk up model will comply with the CDC recommendations for safe farmers market operations. CCFM encourages contactless payment forms, enforces physical distancing and limits crowd numbers. In accordance with the state mandate we will require that masks be worn by all customers, vendors and staff, among other precautions.

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Good Food Concept of the Week:

In addition to running farmers markets, a critical component of Market Umbrella’s work is to enhance food and nutrition access and awareness in our community. The Good Food Concept of the Week seeks to shed some light on this part of our work and also to demystify the jargon.

Placemaking

This week’s Good Food Concept is Placemaking – the collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. It happens when we reimagine and reinvent public spaces at the heart of the community, strengthening the connection between places and the people who share them. CCFM’s move to the Lafitte Greenway Plaza celebrates placemaking. The newly improved Plaza will not only house the Mid-City Market, but partners NORD and Friends of the Lafitte Greenway are transforming the driveway of the former Brake Tag Station where the Greenway meets Bayou St. John into a vibrant pedestrian plaza. We can look forward to fitness classes during market hours, events and activities that will lay the foundation for a welcoming public place. CCFM joins the ReFresh Farmers Market and many other businesses who’ve relocated to the Greenway, and we look forward to meeting the daily and recreational users of the Lafitte Greenway and residents from surrounding neighborhoods at the Market!

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Picks of the Week:

Thursday Mid-City Market

The first two weeks of the Mid-City Farmers Market will coincide with Supernova on the Greenway. Come welcome the return of your favorite vendor while you check out the illuminated art installations of Supernova.

Supernova on the Greenway

CCFM & Market Momma Home Delivery

What’s in the box? Need fresh, local produce from CCFM vendors delivered to your door? Looking for the safest, contactless grocery buying experience? Look no further! Weekly boxes go on sale on Tuesday mornings at 9am through Fridays at 5pm to be delivered on the following Tuesday. Order one this week!

Both boxes qualify for purchase through our Market Match program for SNAP benefit shoppers, doubling your buying power and cutting the price in half! Choose “pay at pickup” and Top Box will contact you directly to process your SNAP payment and apply your dollar for dollar match.

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Thanks for Giving Tuesday!

We’d like to extend a special thanks to everyone who made a donation to Market Umbrella for Giving Tuesday! We rely on support from generous donors like YOU to bring our markets and programs to the New Orleans community.

Haven’t donated yet but want to support Market Umbrella?

Join in the giving and sharing spirit by making a donation to Market Umbrella and the Crescent City Farmers Market today! Visit our website or text CCFM to 44-321 to make your gift now! You can also now choose the option to make a monthly, recurring donation to support this work all year long!

Double SNAP dollars

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Vendor of the Week:

Graham’s Harvest

Citrus is back and so is Graham’s Harvest! Hailing from Port Sulphur, Carmela and crew with an “in nature we trust” attitude cultivate a 15-acre farm with citrus and produce. A new addition to last year’s vendor lineup, Graham’s Harvest is picking daily and bringing it straight to you at the Friday Bucktown market. Also in tow, is a selection of seasonal homemade marmalades, jams and jellies. Whether fresh or canned is your jam, keep your eyes peeled for red Buffalo plaid tablecloth and gregarious Carmela. “We cater to customers as they are family to us!”

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Recipes of the Week:

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon and Ginger

On your mark. Get set. Roast! It’s the most wonderful time of year!! (Yeah, we know, we say that a lot.) As temperatures dip, cole crops like cauliflower, Brussels, broccoli and cabbage have made their way back to CCFM. And, if you haven’t tried roasting one of these guys in the oven, now’s your chance! Perfect as a side or an addition to your favorite veggie soup or stew, this easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy recipe from Italicana Kitchen will have you getting off your Brassicas and into the kitchen. Buon appetito!!

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!

 

Market Match Limit Lifted!

Unlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through March 31, 2021!

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.