• 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
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    Smiles are free at the CCFM
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    Find some buds at the CCFM

 

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All Treats, No Tricks: Halloween at CCFM! | October 24, 2022

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All Treats, No Tricks: Halloween at CCFM!

Join CCFM for an eerie-sistible Halloween at the Farmers Market, happening at the City Park Market at Tad Gormley Stadium this Sunday from 8 am to noon! Shop for your favorite fresh fruits and veggies and enjoy the spooky season festivities! This Halloween market will feature live music, satsuma decorating, costumes, candy, giveaways, games, baby goats, and more!

Vendors will have sweet treats for any young market-goers who might want to trick-or-treat. Machine Lady Concessions will bring popcorn goody bags as well as giant games that everyone will be sure to enjoy. Huckleberry Creamery will bring their usual delicious goods as well as adorable baby goats!! Come in a food-themed costume and win a prize! Hope to see you there for a spook-tacular time.

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Call for Halloween Volunteers

CCFM is looking for volunteers for our sweet and spooky Halloween City Park Farmers Market this weekend! We need folks who are willing to help us with our Halloween activities. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult. This is going to be a fun market, and we’d love your help putting it on! Sign up at this link! Costumes encouraged!

Visit from the Egg Commission!

The Louisiana Egg Commission is coming to the Tuesday Market on the 25th! The Egg Commission is part of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and will be tabling at the market to share information about eggs and how to use them. Swing by their table to learn egg-celent information about eggs and a variety of ways to incorporate them into your diet. They will have handouts with tons of egg-centric recipes and giveaways!

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Timmy Perilloux is back at Tuesday Market!

Mr. Timmy, a market favorite known for his larger-than-life produce, is back at the CCFM on Tuesdays! From the river parishes, Mr. Timmy lives and farms in Montz, Louisiana. While Timmy’s bountiful offerings are most certainly what he is known for in the market space, Timmy has also run the Perilloux Pumpkin Patch for more than 30 years! Just a 45-minute trip from New Orleans, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect jack-o-lantern candidate amongst his 15-acre patch. Get some groceries from Timmy at the market on Tuesday and visit his pumpkin patch this weekend. His patch is open from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday––$9 per person includes a wagon ride and a pumpkin. Make sure to leave yourself some time to make it to our Halloween Market on Sunday the 30th!

Greaux the Good! Good for Farmers, Good for Families.

Greaux the Good is Louisiana’s new statewide Market Match incentive program that provides funding to support Louisiana farmers and families. It gives Louisiana farmers markets, farm stands, and other eligible entities the opportunity to create or expand a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) incentive program, providing additional shopping dollars for low-income shoppers. These programs increase both the number of shoppers at farmers markets and the purchasing power of low-income residents. Altogether, this grows the amount of fresh food consumed from local farmers. For more information, please visit us at www.greauxthegoodla.org!

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Vendor of the Week:

VEGGI Co-Op

Established in 2011, VEGGI Cooperative is a community-member-owned and operated farmer’s co-op based out of New Orleans East. VEGGI Co-op has proudly sold the produce and products of cooperatively-growing farmers in Village de L’Est, a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans East, at markets throughout the city. As a result of the 2010 BP oil spill, many Vietnamese fisherfolk and shrimpers were left without work. VEGGI–Village de L’Est Green Growers Initiative––Farmers Cooperative grew out of this period of adversity with the mission of empowering growers in the Greater New Orleans area and creating sustainable, high-quality jobs in urban agriculture that enhance people’s quality of life by increasing local food access and knowledge of various green growing techniques, such as aquaponics and greenhouse technologies. One of the guiding philosophies of VEGGI Co-op is “from each according to ability and to each according to need.” Using this approach, they have been creating economic opportunities in urban agriculture for the Vietnamese community in New Orleans East. Most famously known for their freshly-made and locally-processed tofu, VEGGI Co-op also brings a rich array of other amazing products to their table including fresh in-season produce and herbs, chili oil, seed bars, and loofah sponges. There is something for everyone at the VEGGI Co-Op table!

Recipe of the Week:

Pan Fried Okra

There are so many ways to cook okra, but frying is one of the most common ways to prepare this delicious and versatile veggie. Pan-frying okra with cornmeal and a couple of spices creates a crispy and easy meal or side without using as much oil as deep-frying. If you have the time, make a quick dipping sauce for added deliciousness. Follow this few-ingredient recipe for pan-fried okra!

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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November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.

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.