• 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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Make Way for the King Cake Guide! | January 9, 2023

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Make Way for the King Cake Guide!

Twelfth night has passed, meaning Carnival season has officially begun! In other words, it’s time to start eating all the king cake your heart desires! This year, CCFM vendors are offering over nine king cakes and king-cake themed pastries! King Cakes of all stripes are available at any Crescent City Farmers Market; this year’s flavors range from traditional, delicious cinnamon to extravagant flavors like ricotta, chocolate, orange king cakes!

Check out the 2023 Crescent City Farmers Markets King Cake Guide for this year’s options and the best way to pre-order from specific vendors. Have your (king) cake and eat it, too! Not sure what to expect? Grab a slice at the market and decide which cake is your favorite before placing your orders!

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Starting the Year Strong

As a non-profit organization, we depend on donations to continue our work. Fortunately, we have been able to expand our capacity in the past year, inviting new team members to help us fulfill our mission to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. While we are proud of the work we accomplished last year, we are equally excited to continue growing and sharing with the community. Donor support equips us to operate a variety of crucial local and state-wide programs that incubate small local businesses and support food access in our community. Thanks to our donors we raised over $11,400 during our end of year campaign, helping us start 2023 strong!

If you have donated to Market Umbrella’s end of year campaign, thank you SO MUCH! If you would still like to make a donation, you can visit our website or text CCFM to 44-321 to donate today!

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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!

Market Umbrella is Hiring!

The New Year brings new opportunities! Market Umbrella is now hiring a Vendor Support Manager and a Market Coordinator! Know somebody who loves fresh food, cares for our food system, and wants to get a lot more hands-on? Send them our way!

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (at least one a current or former supervisor) to employment@marketumbrella.org.

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Vendor of the Week:

Latino Snacks

Welcome, Latino Snacks! Latino Snacks joined the Thursday Mid-City market in December 2022, where they now offer a range of rich, flavor-packed Latin American snacks! Karen De Paz, Latino Snacks’ owner, wanted to combine snacks from Honduras and other countries to give New Orleans a taste of Latin America. A little over 2 years ago, her idea brought Latino Snacks to life! Some of the specialty snacks you can expect to find at market every week include Elote Loco (Crazy Corn), Tajadas, Mangonadas, and Honduran-style hot dogs topped with cabbage salad, jalapeños, homemade dressing, pickled onions, and more! Visit Latino Snacks’ storefront at 2317 Veterans Blvd in Kenner or come visit them at the Thursday market!

Recipe of the Week:

Seasoned Cauliflower Rice

This time of year, we can’t get enough of cauliflower! Roasted, pureed, even eaten raw–no matter how we eat it, this cruciferous veggie is the shining star of our plates! One of our favorite ways to prepare cauliflower is to rice it; once riced, you can steam it, fry it, or use it as the base of a bowl or a wrap! You can make cauliflower rice using a food processor, a cheese or box grater, a blender, or a knife and about 10 minutes. Give this recipe for seasoned cauliflower rice adapted from Love & Lemons 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.