• 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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“Greaux” With Us This Year! | November 21, 2022

Fresh & Local:

“Greaux” With Us This Year!

Earlier this year, we partnered with Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA) and New Orleans Food Policy Action Council (FPAC) to procure state funding for Louisiana farmers markets. The advocacy campaign was a success! The Louisiana Legislature appointed Market Umbrella to run Greaux the Good, a state-wide Market Match and FMNP match program which will bring increased sales for food producers and greater food access for families. To maintain our ability to deliver excellent programming here at home as well as aid markets across the state, your support is needed now more than ever!

Market Umbrella depends on contributions from generous donors like YOU to help keep our markets open; to host programs that empower vulnerable community members to afford and enjoy fresh, local food; and to provide technical assistance to CCFM vendors.

Please take a moment and consider donating to Market Umbrella. By doing so, you are contributing to the health of our local community, the prosperity of our regional economy, and the future of our food system. Give online today at marketumbrella.org, or on your cell phone by texting CCFM to 44-321.

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Picks of the Week:

We’re Cooking Up Something Sweet!

On Tuesday, November 22nd from 9am-12pm, stop by the programs tent for a cooking demonstration and tasting from one of our favorite local chefs, Chef Kim of KD NOLA Treats. She's cooking up a delicious pumpkin bread pudding with a pumpkin sauce made right before your eyes! She will also demonstrate how to properly prepare fresh butternut squash for your upcoming holiday meals. Bring your questions and your appetites! Come for the tasting and stay for the community!

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pick of the week

Market Closed on November 24

There will be no market on Thursday, November 24, so come to the markets on Sunday, November 20, or Tuesday, November 22 to get your holiday grocery shopping done!

Cook something mouthwatering with fresh, local produce from the farmers market? Share it with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #FarmtoHolidayTable and tagging @crescentcityfarmersmkt!

Nearing the End of FMNP!

Help Market Umbrella spread the word that FMNP cards expire at the end of November! Tokens, however, last forever! People with FMNP cards can exchange their $28 balance at markets and, one-time only, get a dollar-for-dollar match. Just in time for the holidays, come shop at Crescent City Farmers Markets to get leafy greens, farmhouse dairy, and newly-in-season cruciferous veggies–like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage!

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Vendor of the Week:

Joe Fekete Family Farm

Still planning and shopping for your holiday meals? Look no further! This time of year, Joe Fekete Family Farm’s table is full of beets, kale, mustard greens, turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, and heirloom tomatoes. Joe and his wife Margaret run Fekete Family Farm outside of Amite, Louisiana with the help of their kids, Jessica, Amanda, Sarah, and Nathan. After retiring from a career in education, Joe wanted to return to his roots and reconnect with the earth. Farming has allowed him to settle into his niche: playing in the dirt. By growing seasonal produce and embracing the cyclical nature of the land, Joe Fekete’s Family Farm helps to restore balance in nature and in his local community. Joe and his family feel thankful to be stewards of the land and to share the bounty with their valued CCFM customers! Find Joe Fekete Family Farm each week at our Tuesday Uptown market.

Recipe of the Week:

Simple Roasted Turnips

Everyone needs a recipe for a quick and easy side dish! Try these Simple Roasted Turnips from Spend with Pennies! Perfect for a potluck or a home-cooked meal, oven-roasted turnips are creamy and hearty—the perfect food for cold days! Before roasting, toss them with fresh garlic and your favorite combination of spices for a dish that perfectly accompanies any meal.

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.