• 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
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    Find some buds at the CCFM


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You Make a Difference | December 12, 2022

Fresh & Local:

You Make a Difference

By supporting vendors at the Crescent City Farmers Market, you make a difference in the lives of more than 70 local food producing families and the thousands they feed each week.

Your support empowers us to build stronger connections between families and local food businesses. Market Mommas Club, our support group for nursing mothers, introduces new parents to the farmers market. Marketeers Club, an activity group for children, instills a love for fresh, local food in the hearts and tummies of the next generation. Our Market Match program offers a cash match on groceries purchased using SNAP so that families can enjoy even more fresh, local food.

Market Umbrella depends on the collective impact of the market community. Donors like you make it possible for food producers to thrive. Please consider making a further investment in local food by donating to Market Umbrella. You may donate online at marketumbrella.org, or through your phone by texting CCFM to 44-321.

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Make a Matched Gift!

Your gift to Market Umbrella goes twice as far with a corporate match! Thousands of workplaces match employees’ donations to nonprofits each year, giving up to a dollar for every dollar donated to the organization of your choice. By making a matched gift to Market Umbrella, you double your impact on our community and our local food system. Click here to check if your workplace will match your contribution!

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Swing by the OBONO table

One Book One New Orleans’ 2022 book is I Feel to Believe by Jarvis DeBerry, which captures twenty-one years (1998-2019) of DeBerry’s columns published in the Times-Picayune! These columns span traditions, natural disasters, city politics, and more. Sure to inspire, inform, and educate, you don’t want to miss this year’s book!

OBONO is a campaign working towards literacy and community by calling on residents of Orleans Parish to read and engage with the same book at the same time. Swing by the OBONO table at the Thursday Mid-City Market on December 15 between 3 and 6 pm to learn more!

Market Umbrella’s Umbrella

Crescent City Farmers Markets are rain or shine, and now you can be, too! We’ve brought our signature orange and white umbrella logo to life with new “CCFM Rain or Shine” umbrellas, sturdy enough to weather those unpredictable New Orleans showers. Don’t let the weather rain on your parade! We have a limited quantity of these special umbrellas available, so stop by the Welcome Tent and purchase a Crescent City Farmers Market umbrella before the next rainstorm. Merchandise proceeds help sustain the Crescent City Farmers Market throughout the year.

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Vendor of the Week:

Corner Store Spreads

Welcome, Corner Store Spreads! Run by local foodies, Barbie L’Hoste, Chef Matt Farmer, and Robert Bruce, Corner Store Spreads joined the Sunday City Park market in late November! They create a delicious array of high-quality, niche condiments like traditional creole mustard, garlic chili crunch, bread-and-butter-flavored mustard seed caviar, seasonal soup, and more! Corner Store Spreads is committed to making flavorful, fresh, and high-quality condiments that take your meals, snacks, and desserts to the next level–ask Barbie how she best enjoys their garlic chili crunch! This holiday season, Corner Store Spreads’ treats make the absolute perfect gift for the snack-lovers in your life! Put a dollop of any of their spreads on a charcuterie board for a delectable, local addition! Find Corner Store Spreads at market every Sunday and watch out for their release of a whole line of condiments–including handmade ketchup, more caviars, and tangy mustards!

Recipe of the Week:

Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette

You’ll find plenty of citrus and an abundance of leafy greens at market this December–a perfect combo, if you ask us! Enjoy the taste of this season’s bountiful greens mixed with this quick-to-prepare Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette adapted from https://www.skinnytaste.com/navel-orange-salad-with-avocado/ Did you know vinaigrettes can be used for more than a salad? While delicious on leafy greens, vinaigrette can also be used as sauce for roast veggies or a delicious marinade! This vinaigrette makes mouth-watering use of zesty orange juice, tangy mustard, and sweet honey–give it a try!

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 power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. 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 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.