• 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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Let’s Seize Summer! | June 20, 2022

Fresh & Local:

Let’s Seize Summer!

The high temperatures of June bring the heat-loving cucurbits - squash, cucumbers and melons - and the sultry nightshades - eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes. We are in the midst of peak tomato season and sweet corn is making its brief appearance. This time of year, also referred to around the market as fruit salad season, you’ll find blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupe and peaches and we’ll soon start seeing watermelon, too. Markets are hot, but there’s plenty to cool off with, from popsicles available from Amanda’s Fresh Fruit Specialties and J&D Blueberry to the rainbow of juice/tea/fruit muddled choices available from new vendor Fresh Fruit Sensations. Ice cold beverages will keep you hydrated and replenish your sweat-depleted electrolytes, and at CCFM the options include strawberry, blueberry and probiotic lemonades, kombucha, and fresh squeezed juices. If you’re growing your own garden at this time of year, you’ll see increased pest pressure and if you have any container plants, you’ll need to build daily watering into your schedule. And if despite your best efforts you need to rely on your local farmer to provide those juicy, ripe tomatoes, CCFM vendors have you covered!

FYI, road work along Leake Ave by the Uptown market may prevent access to the lot from the levee side. Alternatively, you can come in on Broadway and travel through the parking lot back to the market space.

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Get your favorite CCFM products delivered to your home!

Enjoy even more fresh produce from the Crescent City Farmers Market vendors - delivered to your home! We are now offering two home delivery boxes with our partner, Top Box Foods - The CCFM Box & the Produce + Box. The CCFM box contains an assortment of 8-12 local, in season, fresh fruits and vegetables. The Produce + Box contains half local produce, and half local proteins and value-add items. This box is a great foundation of groceries for a family of four for a week. Do you receive SNAP and have an EBT card? Great news! These boxes are Market Match eligible, meaning they are half the price! Oh, and did we mention that delivery in New Orleans is FREE? Order Monday through Friday this week for delivery next Tuesday.

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pick of the week

Spread the Word: 3 Open Positions at MU!

Like food? Like people? Join the Market Umbrella team and help us build a stronger food system and healthier community! We are looking for two part-time Market Coordinators to assist with market prep, setup, run of show and breakdown, and a full time Administrative & Communications Manager to work on social media, marketing, and team support. For more information and to apply, click here!

Market Manager, Francesca!

We are so excited to welcome Francesca Jones as our new Market Manager! She’s been with the markets as a part time coordinator for the past year, and has excelled at market operations and vendor relations and now takes the reins of full time Manager. Markets are in good hands with this dedicated environmental sustainability practitioner and food system professional - find her currently at each of our three weekly markets and say hi!

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Vendor of the Week:

Louisiana Gourmet Produce

The self-proclaimed Jimi Hendrix of farming is back at the market! Tony Accardo comes from a long family line of farmers in Grand Point, Louisiana, representing Louisiana Gourmet Produce. The Accardos farm on rich perique soil only found in St. James Parish, where the robust, fruity perique tobacco is grown, specializing in heirloom varieties of tomatoes, hot peppers, root vegetables, and more. This time of year you can find Louisiana Gourmet Produce at Tuesday and Thursday markets with boxes and boxes of heirloom tomatoes! Next Tuesday at market (June 28th), our Programs team is hosting a tomato taste testing event where you can come see for yourself just how good these tomatoes are!

Recipe of the Week:

Fried Green Tomatoes

We are officially in the thick of tomato season! At market you can find green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, creole tomatoes, and an abundance of heirloom tomatoes! Unlike all other tomatoes, green tomatoes may not be as enjoyable cut up and eaten raw. So what can we do with them? Well who doesn’t love fried food?!?

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.