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.
Know Dat Grow Dat
Mike Beauchamp, owner, and operator of Know Dat Grow Dat, knows that good health starts with what we eat. As a retired pharmacist, Mike wanted to promote disease reduction and help people have longer, healthier lives. He chose to specialize in microgreens because they’re packed with concentrated nutrients and aromatic flavors. He started using the raised beds at Hollygrove Market & Farm to grow produce using organic techniques. Since then, Know Dat Grow Dat now offers microgreens at our Ochsner and Bucktown markets, as well as ReFresh Farmer’s Market on Mondays in Midcity. These impressive little greens pack a nutritious punch and can spice up any salad or sandwich! In addition to cultivating microgreens, Mike is a talented saxophonist and enjoys cultivating community around eating good food.
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.