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Christmas Pickle

To pickle or not to pickle, that is the question! We never miss the chance to marry food and celebrations, so let’s talk about ye olde Christmas Pickle. In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the decorations. On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree receives an extra present from Santa Claus or is said to have a year of good fortune. There are a number of different origin stories attributed to the tradition, including an origination in Germany - either way, we are here for it! Get your Christmas pickle from Pickled NOLA - an ornament that merges the Christmas pickle tradition with southeast LA seafood folk art!




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Market UmbrellaMarket 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.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.