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April 8-14, 2024

Fresh and Local

Pick of the WeekSpring is Springing!

We’re a few weeks into the season (one of our favorite times at the market!) and we can confirm, Spring is Springing! The weather is euphoric and the bounty of sunny day farming is plentiful. Hello piquant alliums and sweet summer squash! Get ready for a whole new cornucopia of warm-weather crops, from green, butter, and snap beans, sugar and snow peas, new potatoes, to cucumbers. 

Stock up with your favorite producers at the Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday markets for the last of the winter harvest and to whet your appetite for a colorful spring plate! Isabel’s Tamales & Produce has already busted out the cukes and green beans, Poché Family Farm has the shiniest creole onions, and Amorphous Gardens returns with garlic galore. And if you’re ready to dive into the season with a sweet tooth, Paw Paw’s Donuts is serving up Strawberry Jam Donuts made fresh with the strawberries from Johndale Farms.

Don’t forget that you can feel the season in our Market Match home delivery box as well, with fresh produce rotating weekly from our markets! Orders for next Tuesday’s box are live today through Friday.

Picks of the Week

Pick of the WeekA Visit From Market Umbrella’s Co-Founder, Richard McCarthy!

Richard McCarthy came to visit our office this week and catch us up to speed in all of the amazing work he is doing across the world in food systems and markets! Richard founded Market Umbrella and the first flagship Crescent City Farmers Market in 1995. Since then, he has been a vital part of international working groups like Slow Food InternationalFarmers Market Coalition, and now, the World Farmers Markets Coalition. We’re honored to continue growing the legacy that he began almost 30 years ago with CCFM. Visit his personal website to learn more about him and keep up with his writing!


Pick of the WeekPartner with the Market

Are you or someone you know interested in tabling at one of our markets? Visit the Partner at the Market tab on our website to learn more about eligibility and the application process. We’re always looking for partner organizations that have a mission and outreach objective that aligns with our mission to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region and benefit our customer base.


Pick of the WeekNow Hiring: Director of Finance and Operations

Market Umbrella is currently accepting applications for the Director of Finance and Operations! Visit the application to learn more about the position and its responsibilities, and keep an eye out for more opportunities that may come up on the employment opportunities page of our website.


Pick of the WeekMusic at the Market: April

April's blooming with tunes at the Crescent City Farmers Market! We just announced an exciting lineup of music throughout the month of April at each of our markets. Are you interested in jamming with CCFM? Visit our page for instructions on how to apply!

Vendor of the Week

Mizell’s Farm Mizell’s Farm

Jim Mizell is an anchor of the Tuesday Uptown market and has been for many years. You probably recognize him from his vibrant and ample spread of plants that greet you as you enter the market. If you’re lucky, you’ve also collected some of his plants and gardening expertise for yourself. Stop by our Tuesday market to check out Mizell’s wide selection of herbs, plant starts, decorative plants and flowers, and more! Pick up everything you’ll need to start your spring garden, including the generously shared wisdom from Mizell himself.

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Recipe of the Week

Mizuna Myoga Salad Mizuna Myoga Salad

This week's recipe is a Mizuna Myoga Salad. Say that three times fast! In this week's CCFM Box home delivery through Top Box, we had mizuna from the Indian Springs Farmers Association. Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green that is easy to love and easy to prepare!

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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!

Markets

Uptown
Tuesdays

April 16, 2024

8 am - 12 pm

Uptown Square
200 Broadway St. at the River

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Mid-City
Thursdays

April 18, 2024

3 pm to 7 pm

Lafitte Greenway Plaza
500 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway at the Bayou

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City Park
Sundays

April 14, 2024

8 am to 12 pm

Tad Gormley Stadium
Marconi Drive @ Navarre Ave.

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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.