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

 

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Baby Goats and Cooking Demo at Sunday Market! | June 6, 2022

Fresh & Local:

Cool as a Cucumber

As the season heats up we are seeing more and more hot weather crops at the market, among them the beloved cucumber. A kid-approved and versatile vegetable, cucumbers are high in water and low in just about everything else, making them an optimal snack for the summer. Plus, they have a high level of electrolytes, keeping you hydrated and your thirst quenched during these hot months. Perfect in many salads (like the one featured below in our Recipe of the Week) or amongst crudite or as a condiment, their crunchy texture makes for a great chip alternative, made for dipping. In addition to standard slicing cucumbers, you’ll find tender, crisp pickling cukes which are great raw, heirloom suyo and lemon cucumbers, among others at the CCFM. Unlike the wax-covered cucumbers you find at the grocery store, you’ll notice a sweeter, tastier flavor when you buy them from Poche Family Farm, LA Gourmet Produce, Joe Fekete Family Farm, Indian Springs Farmers Association, Mendez Farm, River Queen Greens and other CCFM vendors at markets and through our home delivery boxes offered through Market Match partners Top Box Foods.

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Picks of the Week:

Donate your Kitchenware to CCFM!

In preparation for our first annual August CCFM kitchenware sale fundraiser, we invite you to donate your gently used pots, kitchenware, barware, small cooking appliances, cookbooks, and dishes to CCFM! We will be accepting donated items at the CCFM welcome tent at our Tuesday Uptown Markets every week through July 26! Help that blender you never use find a new home, and help raise money for Market Umbrella and Crescent City Farmers Markets! Questions? Email admin@marketumbrella.org

Celebrate Pride with Us at Longue Vue Family Equality Day

Come say hi to the Market Umbrella team at Family Equality Day on Sunday June 12, where we will be tabling and enjoying this special Pride month event! Longue Vue House and Gardens is proud to hold their seventh annual Family Equality Day presented by the Weishaupt Family Foundation. This is a free Longue Vue Pride event, on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 10AM to 1PM. In keeping with the inclusive values of their founders, Edith and Edgar Stern, Family Equality Day celebrates and recognizes families of all shapes, sizes, and definitions, with a special focus on the LGBTQ+ community. This outdoor event is fun for all ages, with Drag Queen Story Time, dance and drag performances, fan decorating, a community resource fair, a culminating children’s parade, and other surprises. Come celebrate Pride with us! The event is free, but please register HERE.

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pick of the week

Sunday City Park Market June 12th is at the Great Lawn! Plus, baby goats and a cooking demo!

On Sunday June 12th the City Park Market will be located at the Great Lawn in City Park for one day only! We will be returning to the Tad Gormley Stadium the following Sunday, June 19th. The Great Lawn is located at 8 Victory Ave, New Orleans LA 70119 next to City Putt, Cafe du Monde, and Stanley Ray Playground. Customers can park in the Tricentennial Parking Lot next to the Great Lawn.

We have a couple of very special guests this week including Chef Kim from KD’s NOLA Treats and baby goats! Stop by the program's tent and taste a delicious Mexican bell pepper as well as Huckleberry Creamery’s tent, and pet and bottle feed a baby goat- so cute!

We’re Hiring!

Like food? Like people? Join the Market Umbrella team and help us build a stronger food system and healthier community! We are looking for a part-time Market Coordinator to assist with market prep, setup, run of show and breakdown. For more information and to apply, click here!

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vendor of the week

Vendor of the Week:

Cherry Creek Orchards

It’s June y’all, and peaches have arrived at the market! Our friends at Cherry Creek Orchards located in Pontotoc, MS have returned with sweet offerings. Local peaches are picked when ripe, so they’re fresh, juicy and delish - come get your peach fix! When buying peaches, look for those that are firm or just starting to soften up, depending on when you plan to eat them. Store them at room temperature away from direct light until fully ripe. Once soft, put them in your fridge and eat within five days for maximum freshness and flavor. If you’re like us, you may get excited while buying and purchase more than you can eat. Luckily, peaches are great to freeze so don’t be afraid to stock up and keep enjoying them all summer long.

Recipe of the Week:

Cucumber Sesame Salad
with Garlic Chili Oil

Have you exhausted your breakfast options? Looking for a savory and refreshing meal to jumpstart your day, then look no further! This recipe was selected by a staff member hoping to diversify their breakfast options. This creamy and umami filled dish features an abundant market offering - CUCUMBERS! Additionally, this recipe calls for fresh herbs, garlic, chili oil and yogurt which are all available now at CCFM markets!

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

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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 throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.