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.
J&D Blueberry Farm
After much anticipation, J&D Blueberry Farms has returned to market for the 2019 season! The J and D stand for Jeff Brown and Don Vanderwerken, the founders, owners, and operators of the farm. Jeff and Don, both with a long and diverse history of experience in the world of food and agriculture, made the decision to build and run a farm feeling that their combined knowledge would allow their operation to thrive. After 15 years of J&D Farms, its safe to say that their feeling was right.
The farms are located just outside of Poplarville, Mississippi in the southern region of the state. The soil here is ideal for blueberries to flourish, and makes them an extra special treat at market. In addition to blueberries, J&D grows camellia sinensis, or as we know it, tea! You can find J&D Farms at market with fresh Mississippi blueberries, loose leaf tea, and gallons of their delicious Blueberry Iced Tea and Blueberry lemonade, the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Catch them at Tuesday Uptown, Thursday Mid-City, Friday Bucktown and Saturday Downtown. Get ‘em while you can and help make their season a good one, despite their incredible crop loss.
Contact: Jeff Brown and Don Vandewerken
Location: Poplarville, MS
Products: Blueberries, dried blueberries, frozen blueberries, jams and jellies, black tea, green tea, blueberry tea, plant starts, tomatoes, corn, and melons
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.