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.
Every young (and old) chef has looked to Jamie Oliver for a classic recipe. This eggplant parm recipe featured in the NY Times is no exception. Load up on your fav eggplant, fresh and dry herbs, and a crusty loaf of bread from the market for this end of summer staple.
The temperature is finally dropping below 90 degrees and we are feeling some serious fall vibes at market. Carrots, butternut squash, and… apples! One of our favorite apple dishes is foolproof - try this simple applesauce recipe from The Forked Spoon. Scoop up some golden delicious or pink ladies at the market and you are good to go!
Can I get a heck yeah? Yea! Look at this sticky critter recipe from The Cooking Jar. Get yourself a pound (or two) of shrimp, garlic from Amorphous Gardens, and Powers BeeKeepers spring harvest honey from market and you are good to go.
If you are anything like us, we are going out of our way to keep our ovens turned off this summer. Instead, cool off with this watermelon gazpacho recipe from Gimmie Some Oven. Almost every ingredient can be found at the market these days including Indian Springs Farmers Association watermelons, VEGGI Co-Op mint, River Queen Greens basil, Amorphous Garden tomatoes, and Poche Family Farm peppers, amongst plenty of others.
This pasta dish from Spoon and Ink is perfect for the summertime. The fresh veggies and herbs are the star of this dinner, making it a great way to showcase what’s in season at market. Feel free to get creative with other market finds such as tomatoes or mushrooms.
Already craving fall flavors? Believe it or not, summer is the season for butternut squash down here in Louisiana. Switch up your Taco Tuesday with oven-roasted butternut squash fajitas from For Reals Life. Ready in just half an hour, this recipe is the perfect way to add some veggies to a Tex-Mex classic.
Gazpacho, a Spanish-style soup served cold, is the perfect summer recipe to prepare at home for yourself, or to impress your friends. Try this version from Taste of Home featuring peaches, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and onions - all ingredients available fresh from the market.
Check out this figgin’ awesome recipe by Love and Olive Oil. We promise it is super easy and the best combination of flavors you can imagine - we love the “surprising peppered honey”. Plus all ingredients can be found at the farmers market! Pick up some goat cheese from G&M Goat Farm or Brown Hat Dairy and some spring harvest honey from Powers BeeKeepers! Don’t forget to lick the spoon!
Add some local flavor to your Fourth of July cookout with this recipe for veggie kabobs from Country Living. Grilled in-season zucchini and squash alongside a flavorful lemon vinaigrette make a delicious and healthy side dish that will steal the show at any summer barbeque.
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.