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    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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SNAC convenes to support the implementation of state & local health initiatives | September 25, 2023

Fresh & Local:

SNAC convenes to support the implementation
of state & local health initiatives

Louisiana has officially convened a State Nutrition Action Council (SNAC). This statewide council will be facilitated through collaborative efforts by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Greaux the Good. The group held its first meeting on Friday, September 15th, 2023, and will be meeting on a monthly basis. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is supporting the implementation of state and local initiatives to transform communities to make healthy eating and active living accessible to everyone. FNS has prioritized and required the formation of SNAC to identify solutions to the most pressing issues in their respective states. SNACs serve as a model for uniting state programs around nutrition education, obesity prevention efforts, and improvement of community health as partnerships and collaboration are essential to reaching statewide solutions.

The SNAC will be one of the working groups under the Greaux the Good’s Community Partners Council which was established in February of this year. The purpose of the Community Partners Council is to bring together community/faith-based organizations and agencies from across Louisiana to help support the program, its partners, and other stakeholders.

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Picks of the Week:

Volunteer at Market!

Do you like to spend time at the Crescent City Farmers Market? We would love to have you volunteer with us! There are several fun volunteer opportunities at CCFM, including counting visitor foot traffic, recording customer behavior, and helping out with Halloween activities at market. Volunteers get to spend the day connecting with local food producers, businesses, and community partners that make our markets and food access work possible. Shifts are available October 22, 24, 26, & 29, to view and sign up for shifts, click here.

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Edgar’s Eagle

Thank you for helping us raise $3,391 for Edgar Mendez! Over the past month, Edgar has started up his very own small business, making eagle pictures. He’s super excited about sharing his pictures with his classmates, friends, and community and to have something to entertain him while he undergoes dialysis. You too can have your very own Edgar Eagle original for just $5 and can pick it up at his mom’s market tent, Isabel’s Tamales & Produce. Contact below. Donations are still being accepted for Edgar, and we ask that you share this with anyone you may know who is able and willing to donate a kidney or donate to help with medical expenses.

Contact: Jannet Mendez - (985) 662-8875
Venmo: @edgareagle

Come hungry to the
Tuesday Uptown market!

What's cooking?! Lots at the Tuesday Uptown market! Work in Uptown? Whether you’re looking to grab breakfast or lunch, we’ve got you covered. Every Tuesday at market, you can find Paw Paw’s with his custard-filled brioche donuts and sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches served on a brioche bun; Casa Borrega with breakfast tacos; Leo’s Bread with breakfast sandwiches and lunch sandwiches; Isabel’s with breakfast burritos; and now, our newest addition to the Tuesday market, Seafood Sally, will be cooking up fresh seafood dishes every week!

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Vendor of the Week:

Anna Marie Seafood

As a third-generation fisherman, Lance Nacio, owner of Anna Marie Seafood, is proud to have served the Crescent City farmers market community for the last 20 years. Building a legacy where tradition meets innovation, Anna Marie has been in operation since 1997 and has since then prioritized producing “good, clean, and wholesome food”. Lance grew up an hour outside the city in Lafourche Parish, where he learned from his grandfather and father how to make a living from the land and sustainably fish and hunt. Since then, Lance has made it his lifelong goal to produce premium seafood, and now his nephew, Lane, joins in his family’s legacy. Anna Marie, named after Lance’s two daughters, offers a wide variety of products, including snapper, grouper, shrimp, and now, tenderized alligator meat! Find Anna Marie Seafood weekly at the Sunday City Park market!

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Recipe of the Week:

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a savory way to enjoy your sweet potatoes from market? Look no further! This taco stuffed sweet potato recipe from Belle of the Kitchen & LSU Ag is not only filling, colorful, and versatile but also jam-packed with flavor! Find sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and salsa at every CCFM. See who is at market this week to plan your trip before you leave the house, by clicking here.

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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.