• 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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Putting the Work in Labor Day | August 29, 2022

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Putting the Work in Labor Day

The first Monday of September marks Labor Day, which falls on September 5 this year! Many of us know Labor Day as a reason to host sweet gatherings and delicious cookouts. This Labor Day, we honor the resiliency and strength of all who work in agriculture. Small-scale farmers are up against a lot: climate change, land loss, mass agriculture, and more. Your purchases at Crescent City Farmers Markets are direct, financial support for the people and organizations that work every day for the love of food and people. Shopping at Crescent City Farmers Market helps all of us––vendors, staff, and community––build a public market for public good. There is endless strength in unity, and Labor Day helps us remember that!

For your celebration and gastronomical delight this Labor Day, come check out the produce and goods of farmers and vendors at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Make roasted vegetable skewers with the freshest veggies from Indian Springs Farmers Association! Grab some fresh chips to eat with any of the delicious salsas from Isabel’s Tamales and Produce! More than anything, enjoy your Labor Day and thank your local farmers.

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Picks of the Week:

Join Our Team!

We have openings for two full-time positions: Programs Manager and Outreach Manager. Work with us to build a stronger food system and a healthier community!

We are also looking for a part-time Market Coordinator to assist with market prep, setup, run of show and breakdown. You are especially encouraged to apply if you love our markets and are passionate about direct to consumer sales, vendor support, food access, and nutrition education. Click here to learn more and to apply!

September Marketeer Club Meet-up!

Marketeers Club is a free membership program for market shoppers under 12. Members are invited to participate in monthly market activities and they will receive a special token of appreciation on their birthday. To become a member fill out this simple membership form. Please join us for our upcoming event, Sunday September 4th at New Orleans City Park, Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot on Marconi Drive at Navarre Avenue 8:00 am - Noon. Last month we celebrated National Farmers Market Week by writing letters of appreciation to the vendors who make our market possible. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, as well as enjoy various themed activity sheets. Find out this month's activity by stopping at the programs tent this Sunday! We hope to see you there.

We are grateful for generous support from the Ruth U. Fertel Foundation for making Marketeers possible.

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Take Our Survey!

Do you want the Bywater market to return? Should we change the time of the Thursday market? Who would you like to see sponsor the markets? Weigh in on these big questions and more by taking our survey!

Don't worry if you missed the first-round sweepstakes, there's still a chance to win through August 31st. For the second round, 3 lucky winners will receive a *FREE* CCFM tank top! Survey responses help us make community-minded decisions related to our markets, programs, and activities. Give us your feedback! Click here to take the survey.

Parking at Market

Crescent City Farmers Market is excited to welcome visitors to our markets and wants to ensure that they are a safe and seamless experience for all involved including residents of the neighborhood. Visitors are encouraged to observe the parking options and restrictions surrounding each market, which for our Thursday Mid-City Market includes no parking on the uptown side of Lafitte Avenue and for our Sunday City Park Market includes no parking on Marconi Drive in areas with diagonal white parking lines. For our Tuesday Uptown Market, customers may enter the Tulane parking lot from Broadway or Leake Ave.

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Vendor of the Week:

Too Tall Farms

Maggie Kaiser and Jacob Ingalls started Too Tall Farm and Nursery in 2015 with the goal of supplying local growers and gardens with a variety of vegetable, herb, and edible flower starts grown in a natural way. As a trained and experienced doula and perinatal health advocate, Maggie is very interested in growing medicinal herbs and especially those that support folks during pregnancy and postpartum. Some of her favorite plants are tulsi, skullcap, spilanthes, nettles, and nasturtiums as well as other crops like turmeric, hibiscus roselle, ginger, and leafy greens. Additionally, Maggie has been involved with several different organizing bodies pertaining to the local food system over the years, including supporting Margee Green with her run for Commissioner of Agriculture in 2019; working for the National Young Farmers Coalition to develop better agricultural policy for small farmers on a state and federal level; organizing with the Greater New Orleans Growers Alliance, the NOLA Food Policy Action Council, and Sprout Nola; and, most recently, working with Sprout and Cooperation New Orleans to research, write, and facilitate learning spaces for growers around agricultural cooperatives and collectivism in Louisiana. You can find Too Tall Farm and Nursery at the Thursday Mid-City and Sunday City Park market come September. Get your fall garden going and keep an eye out for romanesco broccoli starts - a new, exciting addition to their nursery!

Recipe of the Week:

Microgreen Salad with Peaches & Avocado

It may seem like we have been saying this for a few weeks now, but this is no longer a false alarm - LAST WEEK FOR PEACHES! Enjoy the last of these delicious peaches in this fresh and summery microgreen, peach, and avocado salad. Find Know Dat Grow Dat at our Tuesday and Thursday markets with microgreens and Cherry Creek Orchards’ peaches at Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday 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.