• 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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Closing Out the Year with Gratitude! | December 26, 2022

Fresh & Local:

Closing Out the Year with Gratitude!

Now that the year is coming to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on everything that you’ve helped us achieve in 2022. Thanks to the continued trust and support of our market community, Market Umbrella has been able to grow again following a back-to-back pandemic and hurricane. As we wrap up the year, our markets are flourishing, programs are expanding, and our reach is broadening. This is not possible without the support of generous donors like you. Here’s a bit of what you’ve helped us achieve in the last year:

  • We clarified our mission: Market Umbrella’s new mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region.
  • $889,000 has been allocated in the Louisiana state budget for Greaux the Good, Market Umbrella’s new state-wide Market Match program.
  • Removing the per-visit cap on Market Match starting January 2023 so that shoppers can have as much of their SNAP dollars matched at one time as they choose, made possible by Greaux the Good and USDA funding.

To read all of our 2022 highlights, click here. Thank you again for making the work we do possible! With many of our programs expanding, we need your support now more than ever—help us continue to grow by making a donation today, online or by texting CCFM to 44-321.

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Picks of the Week:

Market Closed on New Year’s Day

As a reminder, the Sunday City Park Market will be closed on January 1. Make sure to get your holiday shopping done at the Tuesday Uptown and Thursday Mid-City markets! Sunday markets will resume on January 8 in the new year.

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Think Outside the (Top) Box
Until January 10

In observance of the holidays, Top Box deliveries are paused. Top Box will begin taking orders again for the CCFM Produce Box starting January 3. Order a box before January 6 and get it delivered to your door on January 10!

Come (Door)hang with CCFM!

On Friday, January 6, volunteer with Market Umbrella and help us canvass and distribute doorhangers! Your support will help us spread the word about the Tuesday Uptown Market, 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:

Thank You to All of Our Vendors!

This year, we hosted 75 small, family-run businesses as vendors at the Crescent City Farmers Market—that’s up from 55 at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic! We are so grateful to our growing community of local food producers who bring fresh, delicious foods to the markets each week. As we close out 2022, we want to give a big THANK YOU to our vendors, new and seasoned alike, for their contribution to CCFM and our community.

Recipe of the Week:

Mulled Wine from Gingerbooch!

Few drinks fight the cold as well as mulled wine! Grab a container of New Orleans Mulling Spice Blend from Gingerbooch Fermentables for the perfect, cozy winter beverage. A combination of spices from Europe, West Africa, and the Caribbean, this blend tastes delicious steeped in red wine or apple cider. Optionally, kick it up a notch with a splash of rum! Best enjoyed while watching your favorite holiday movies and wearing your comfiest pajamas.

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.