Market 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.
VEGGI Farmer’s Cooperative is comprised of local farmers and fisherfolk dedicated to providing the highest quality local produce and seafood to the Greater New Orleans area and beyond. VEGGI was established to alleviate the effects that the BP oil spill had on the Vietnamese community in New Orleans. With many community members losing their jobs because of the spill, VEGGI was developed to provide sustainable economic opportunities in urban agriculture for its members.
Contact: Khai Nguyen
Location: New Orleans, LA
Products: Fresh herbs, mizuna, cucuzza, dragon’s tongue beans, salad mix, radishes, kohlrabi, bok choy, mustard greens, romanesco, poquito, gentry squash, lemongrass, plain and flavored tofu, and grass jelly
The 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.