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.
Thursday Market is operating within its regular hours of 3pm to 7 pm to accommodate the return of Daylight Saving.
Louisiana Style Collard Greens
This month, staff are celebrating Black History Month by sharing their favorite recipes with connections to Black history and culture. You can’t go wrong with traditional Southern collard greens using local produce from the market! Keep reading if you're interested in trying this delicious soul food classic.
- Collard greens, 2 bunches
- Yellow onion, 2 cups diced
- Garlic, 2 cloves minced
- Honey, 2 tbsp
- Miss Sassy’s Cajun seasoning, season to taste
- 1 Smoked turkey leg, pre-cooked
- Olive oil, 2 tbsp
- Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp
- Worcestershire sauce, 3 tbsp
- Salt, season to taste
- Hot sauce, season to taste
- Black pepper, season to taste
- Red pepper flakes, season to taste
- Chicken broth
Soak and scrub collard greens in water, salt, and white vinegar solution. Rinse until water comes out clear and free of impurities.
Heat olive oil on high-medium heat in a large pot. Add onions and cook until tender and browned. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant.
Add the chicken broth and smoked turkey leg. Let this come together.
Add greens after the broth has started boiling. The greens should cook down quickly. Reduce the heat to low-medium, cover, and simmer for up to an hour, stirring frequently. Occasionally taste the greens for firmness.
If you’re satisfied with the tenderness, add the Worcestershire sauce, honey, and remaining seasonings. Let this come together.
Taste the broth and greens when done. Add additional seasonings, if needed.
Remove the turkey leg, chop, and add back into the pot.
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.