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.
Perfect Strawberry Smoothie
It’s strawberry season! We’ve been eating them nonstop–it’s time to drink them, too! Take full advantage of strawberries’ tartness and sweetness by putting them in a delicious smoothie. We use dairy from market–either cow or goat milk works amazingly in this recipe from the Recipe Rebel. There are so many ways to customize this smoothie recipe: you can add protein powder, flax seeds, other fruits, and more. Try adding peanut butter or a little cocoa powder to take this smoothie to a dessert-like level! This recipe is best using frozen strawberries–see our recent guide on how to properly freeze those delicious, fresh strawberries you get at market!
- 1 cup low fat milk (or juice)
- 1/2 cup strawberry Greek yogurt
- 1 frozen banana cut in chunks
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
Place ingredients in a blender in the order written.
Puree until smooth, adding a bit more milk or water if the smoothie is too thick to blend. Taste, and add a bit of honey if desired to sweeten.
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.