Market 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.
November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.
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 Skinny Taste. 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!
- 3 tbsp fresh squeezed navel orange juice
- 1 teaspoon zest (the outer colored part of the orange peel)
- 2 1/2 tbsp red wine (or any!) vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp Dijon (or any) mustard
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Wash a navel orange. Slice it in fourths. Squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Using a small knife, zest the orange peel and add to the bowl.
Add and whisk together the remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Mix well before serving!
The 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.