• Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
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    Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
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    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 Hail the King Cake! | January 2, 2023

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All Hail the King Cake!

Carnival season is almost upon us! Following Twelfth Night, find king cakes at each of our markets throughout the week! Starting Sunday, January 8th, you can grab a slice of-–or an entire!---ricotta, chocolate, and orange king cake from Leo’s Bread; a goat cheesecake king cake from Huckleberry Creamery; and one of Paw Paw’s Donuts’ king cake donuts made with buttery brioche and delicious filling!

Keep an eye out for our full King Cake Guide detailing pre-order options and all offerings you can expect to find at market! This Carnival season, we have 10 different king cakes from 7 different vendors—that’s enough king cakes to try a new one each week leading up to Mardi Gras!

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Picks of the Week:

Unlimited Market Match is officially back!

Wait no more! All CCFM locations and community partners—Top Box Foods Louisiana home delivery, Grow Dat Youth Farm, and River Queen Greens—are now offering unlimited Market Match! With Market Match, your SNAP card purchases will be matched dollar for dollar! Visit us at tomorrow’s Tuesday Uptown Market between 8 am and 12 pm to make use of your limitless match on CCFM’s fresh, locally-grown food!

Bring in the New Year with Marketeers!

Bring out the kiddos and join us this Sunday, January 8 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—$5 in tokens to spend at the market! To enroll your kids in Marketeers Club, fill out this simple membership form.

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Market Mommas Club is Back!

Enrollment for Market Mommas Club is now open! Thanks to the generous support of LA HealthCare Connections, Market Mommas Club connects breastfeeding moms with breastfeeding support groups and offers $60 in incentives for up to 6 months to spend at the market!

To join the club, you must be eligible for Medicaid and/or WIC; pregnant and planning to or already breastfeeding babies up to six months old; and attend one breastfeeding support group per month with our program partners. If you are a new mom or a previous MMC participant that is newly pregnant or breastfeeding, please complete the 2023 Registration Form.

If you have any questions, please send an email to mmc@marketumbrella.org! See you at market!

Can(vass) you Volunteer with CCFM?

Love Crescent City Farmers Market and want to share your joy? We need your help! Volunteer with Market Umbrella on Friday, January 6 to help canvass and distribute doorhangers! Your support will help us expand the reach of the Tuesday Uptown Markets, strengthening our vendors’ businesses as well as increasing our community’s access to fresh food! Sign up for a volunteer slot here.

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Vendor of the Week:

KD’s NOLA Treats

Welcome to Thursday market, KD’s NOLA Treats! Now joining us weekly with her praline cookies, brownies, beignets, and more, Chef Kim Dejan is known for creating dessert experiences that people will remember for years to come. After quitting her corporate accounting job in 2017 to pursue her dreams of entrepreneurship, Kim is now a proud full-time business owner, single mom, and recent graduate from Propeller’s consumer-packaged goods Accelerator Program. With a passion for making mini desserts, Kim makes treats for all occasions—check out her one-of-a-kind beignet tower! Schedule a Dessert Consultation now for your upcoming event! Grab KD’s NOLA TREATS at the Thursday market and keep an eye out for her king cake—or preorder one here!

Interested in learning more about small businesses and baking? Contact Kim at info@kdsnolatreats.com for an internship shadowing opportunity!

Recipe of the Week:

Chef Kim Dejan’s King Cake

It’s almost the time of year for king cakes! This traditional cinnamony, sweet delight comes in so many flavors and colors—check out Chef Kim Dejan of KD’s NOLA Treats perfectly soft and flavorful king cake recipe! Did a lot of cooking over the holidays and don’t have 6 hours to spare? Swing by any Crescent City Farmers Market beginning January 8 and purchase a king cake from one of our vendors. Keep an eye out for CCFM’s King Cake Guide, coming out in just a few days!

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.