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Crescent Fund: Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

When tragedy strikes Crescent City Farmers Market vendors and disrupts our local food system, Market Umbrella's Crescent Fund has historically operated to collect donations from market friends and supporters to provide immediate, direct relief to our vendors.

In light of the extensive damage sustained by local farms, fishing boats, and other infrastructure needed to operate these small, local food producing businesses due to Hurricane Ida, Market Umbrella has reignited the Crescent Fund. All donations made to this fund will go directly to the farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food producers of the Crescent City Farmers Market community so that they can return to market with your favorite products as soon as possible. Please, donate today!

Your gift would be an investment in the future of New Orleans local food system, getting vendors back to market so that we can continue facilitating access to fresh, nutritious food for the New Orleans community, including low-income shoppers who depend on our programs like Market Match and Market Mommas Club.

Market Match Limit Lifted!

Market MatchUnlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through December 31, 2021!

Vendors

Poché Family Farm

Hearty, long-lasting vegetables seem to be a trademark of the Pochés. The family farm is located in Independence, Louisiana, a fitting name considering the labor force is solely made up of the family. Charise (who you’ll see weekly at market) and Albert, and their children Billie and Camille focus on sustainable agriculture by using natural fertilizers, organic pesticides, cover crops for soil maintenance, and unheated structures for weather resistance called high tunnels. The farm was started with the intent to grow nourishing food to feed their family, and now that dedication is carried through in all their crops as they’ve expanded the business to feed many families through our markets. Stop by the stand for a wide variety of produce such as peppers, melons, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, greens, potatoes, eggplants, turmeric, cucumbers, and eggs!

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Contact: Charise Poche

Email: pochefarm@gmail.com

Facebook: Poche Family Farm

Instagram: Poche Family Farm

Location: Independence, LA

Products: Fresh herbs, summer and winter squash, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, greens, melons, cucumbers, potatoes, and eggs

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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 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.