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.
Isabel and Miguel Mendez
Beloved CCFM vendor Isabel and the Mendez family grow a variety of produce on their farm in Independence, Louisiana. In addition to her crowd-pleasing homemade tamales, breakfast burritos, salsas, and tortilla chips, right now you’ll find her table stocked with mustard greens, sweet potatoes, green onions, and fresh strawberries. Be sure to get to the Tuesday Uptown or Saturday CBD market early to get yours!
Contact: Maria Isabel and Miguel Mendez
Location: Independence, LA
Products: Heirloom strawberries, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, squash, cucumbers, mustard, radishes, tamales (veggie, cheese, jalapeno, and bean), red and green salsa, pico de gallo, tortilla chips, muscadine grapes, and eggs
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.