Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Recipe of the Week
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
For the perfect dish to beat the summer heat, try out this simple watermelon and cucumber salad from Dinner at the Zoo. Keep it local by purchasing all the ingredients from the market, like juicy watermelon from Indian Springs Farmers Association and fresh goat cheese feta from Brown Hat Dairy or G&M Farms.
- 3 cups watermelon cubed or balled
- 1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber seeds removed
- 2 tablespoons mint thinly sliced or small mint leaves
- 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Place the watermelon, cucumber, and mint in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper.
Drizzle the dressing over the melon mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta and serve.
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The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.