• Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
  • Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
    Kid Chef Eliana visits the CCFM
  • Sunny day at the CCFM
    Sunny day at the CCFM
  • Smiles are free at the CCFM
    Smiles are free at the CCFM
  • Find some buds at the CCFM
    Find some buds at the CCFM


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<p>Farm, Fresh, Delivered</p> | April 1, 2024

Fresh & Local:

Farm, Fresh, Delivered!

Did you know that you could have local farmers market produce delivered to your house? Crescent City Farmers Market partners with Top Box Foods to provide you with healthy, local, and affordable food delivered to your home.

The $40 CCFM box can be ordered online at Top Box Monday through Friday for delivery the following Tuesday, and provides enough produce for a family of four. When you get your box, tag us in a pic of all the great dishes you make with it - we love to see the fruits and veggies in action!

Boxes also qualify for purchase through our Market Match program for SNAP benefit users, doubling your buying power and cutting the price in half.

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Picks of the Week:

Total Eclipse of the Crop

For about 4 minutes in certain parts of Texas and Arkansas, the mid-day will turn to night. While Louisiana is out of the path of totality, we’ll still be able to see part of the solar eclipse happening on April 8th! Be sure to buy eclipse glasses no matter where you’re viewing from, in order to protect your eyes.

So how do plants respond to the sudden drop in light and temperature? Luckily farms and agriculture are not damaged by an eclipse, but there are certainly some funky phenomena that happen! Farm animals' circadian rhythm could be tricked into night time and morning rituals like grooming, sleeping, eating, and chirping. Plants who close their petals at night, like morning glories and hibiscus flowers, react as if it was dusk. Photosynthesis for the day drops 10-20%, though that’s just a simple nap.

Will you be traveling to the path of totality? New Orleans is a 6-7 hour drive from places like Dallas, Little Rock, and Hot Springs, Arkansas!

Source: Rainbow Symphony

Image credit: Half Hill Farm

Go, Paw Paw’s Donuts!

Paw Paw's Donuts has become a market showstopper with their custard-filled brioche donuts - so much so that WWLTV's Great Day Louisiana invited Alex Marse to feature their iconic fried goodies on their morning news program.

Watch Alex make fresh donuts on Great Day Louisiana and check out our latest news feature to learn more about the heart behind the treats!

You can find Paw Paw’s Donuts weekly at our Thursday Mid-City Market and Sunday City Park Market.

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Marketeers April Meet Up

Hey KIDS! Our next Marketeers meetup is on Sunday, April 7th at the Sunday City Park Market. In honor of Kids Gardening Month, join us for a hands-on seed starter activity! We’ll learn how to harness our green thumb and plant seeds for optimal growth. Take your new seedlings home and watch them grow!

Marketeers Kid’s Club is a free membership program for market-goers under the age of 12. Marketeers get to participate in special market activities on the first Sunday every month and receive a special $5 market token of appreciation during their birthday month! To join in the fun, enroll your kids in the Marketeers Club by completing this brief membership form.

Please welcome, Maxwell!

We’re thrilled to welcome Maxwell as Market Umbrella’s new Communications Specialist. Maxwell is a designer and marketing professional with a background in all sorts of fun jobs, like working in coffee shops, restaurants, and pottery studios. The Thursday Mid-City Market is their favorite because they get to see all their neighborhood friends!

Reach out to maxwell@marketumbrella.org if you have any questions about our communications, promotions, social media, etc. You can learn more about Maxwell and the rest of our staff on our website!

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Vendor of the Week:

Amorphous Gardens

Welcome back Amorphous Gardens to the Sunday City Park Market! Located in Farmhaven, MS, the Amorphous family farm has been in practice since 2010 growing an assortment of seasonal vegetables and herbs that were farmed by Jonathan, his wife Sevanna, and their three children. With an emphasis on natural and sustainable growing practices, Jonathan and his family are proudly committed to producing heirloom/open pollinated vegetables and herbs, without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Talk about having a green thumb!

Recipe of the Week:

Roasted Green Garlic

One of the earliest Spring harvests to appear at the market and remain through May is green garlic! Indulge in the delightful combination of roasted green garlic, toasted baguette slices, creamy goat cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh spring herbs like dill. It's a simple yet clever way to savor the flavors! This dish is perfect as an appetizer or as a delicious side to complement a juicy steak or a roasted chicken.

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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.