• 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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Next Marketeers Meet-up This Sunday! | September 26, 2022

Fresh & Local:

Next Marketeers Meet-up This Sunday!

Bring out the kiddos and join us this Sunday at the market! Marketeers Club is a free membership program for market shoppers under the age of 12. Members are invited to participate in monthly market activities and receive a special token of appreciation during their birthday month. To enroll your kids in Marketeers Club, fill out this simple membership form.

Please join us for our next meet-up, Sunday, October 2nd in the Tad Gormley Stadium parking lot on Marconi Drive at Navarre Avenue 8:00 am to noon. In honor of October’s spooky season, this meet-up is all about artistic expression. Marketeers will have an opportunity to customize farmer’s market-themed bandanas and then take home their stylish new gear! Members are encouraged to come out and showcase their creativity and design skills to their marketeer buddies! Meet us at the programs tent this Sunday. We hope to see you there!

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Picks of the Week:

Sensational Salsa Samples!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 is the LAST day of this month’s 3-day salsa tasting! You don’t want to miss this! Come by the Uptown market and try a delicious sample from Isabel’s Tamales and Produce’s stand! Isabel and Miguel’s delicious salsas and fresh chips are sure to brighten your day with fresh, tangy flavors and a scrumptious crunch. We know you’ll be walking away with your favorite jar and a bag of chips to take home! While you’re there, make sure to try the pupusas that Isabel is beginning to make on site at markets. Pupusas are thick tortillas stuffed with cheese mixed with spinach or beans, served with a side of curtido for cool contrast.

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pick of the week

Going With the Flow: Boat-to-Table Eating

Lance Nanio, beloved seafood vendor at Crescent City Farmers Market’s Sunday market, has begun broadening the scope of fish he catches and sells. This allows him to be responsive to the always-changing variety of aquatic life in the water he fishes. Only a few years ago, Lance Nanio would have released any scorpionfish he caught back into the water. Now, his base of loyal customers––chefs, foodies, and market-goers––has embraced this delectable fish as part of a dynamic and environmentally-adaptive menu. As various groups work to restore coastal wetlands, hospitality, food, and fishing workers are adapting to the change in available ingredients and waterways. Read this article to learn more about the efforts by workers in these industries to support ecological restoration!

But First, Pupusas!

If you were at market yesterday you may have already had the pleasure of enjoying - or at the very least witnessing the savory aroma of - Isabel’s newest offering - fresh pupusas! Pupusas are a delicious Salvadoran street food made of a thick corn tortilla and stuffed with a savory filling. Isabel’s pupusas are freshly cooked at market, filled with your choice of beans & cheese or spinach & cheese, and served with curtido, Salvadoran cabbage slaw. YUM! Isabel’s will be cooking up pupusas at the Sunday market which can be found at their booth along with their breakfast burritos and tacos, tamales, and fresh chips and salsas! What better way to start your shopping than with a warm, fresh pupusa in hand?

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Vendor of the Week:

Amanda’s Fruit Specialties

With all this heat, there is no better treat than Amanda’s Fruit Specialties! Run by long-time vendors Amanda and Leila, Amanda’s Fruit Specialties has been bringing fresh juices and popsicles to the market for just under 20 years. Growing up in Nicaragua, Amanda ate fresh fruit like papaya, coconut, and mango daily. She wanted to bring those bright seasonal tastes to New Orleans, packing a punch in her juice and ice pops. Some of Amanda’s most famed juices and popsicles include peach lemonade, watermelon lime, ginger lemonade, and her avocado cream popsicle. Swing by the Tuesday or Thursday market to grab one of these sweet treats!

Recipe of the Week:

Garlic Chive Pickles

Summer heat got you in a pickle? Try making zesty garlic chive pickles! They’re great as a quick, cold snack and maybe even better on a sandwich! This recipe is easy to make, uses only a few ingredients, and brings out all the best flavors of cucumbers, garlic chives, and mouth-watering spice combos.

For extra flavor, add whatever spices you want! We love to add mustard seeds, dill, and garlic cloves. Cut the cucumber into long, thin strips; big chunks; or small rounds! Honestly, no matter how you make them, they’ll be delicious! Check out this recipe from Back Porch Paleo for a zhuzhed-up version of the recipe we adapted!

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.