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Uptown Detour, and Fresh Pecans! | December 6, 2021

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Uptown Detour, and Fresh Pecans!

PEE-can or puh-KAHN? This age-old debate can leave family members frustrated over slices of pie at the table. Pecans, the only native tree nut in North America, were consumed and even traded as currency by Native Americans. The origins of the name can be traced to the Algonquin word “pacane” (/pa.kan/), a word used to describe all nuts “requiring a stone to crack.” In the 18th and 19th century, African American cooks working in colonist kitchens took the French praline and gave it a NOLA twist. Pecans replaced the traditional French almond, and milk was added, resulting in the sweet and creamy patty we love today: the New Orleans signature pecan candy, pralines! Fall is harvest time for this protein and fiber-packed nut, and you can adorn your holiday table with fresh whole or cracked nuts and pick up shelled ones for easy recipe incorporation at any CCFM market at this time of year. Producers like the Indian Springs Farmers Association, L’Hoste Citrus, Veggi Farmers Co-Operative and others are coming with plenty.

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Uptown Market Road Work

Attention! The Leake Ave entrance to Tuesday Uptown Market will be closed until further notice. The market is still accessible via the Broadway entrance. We will keep you posted as construction happens. Thanks for your patience and we will see you at the market.

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Support More Market Fun in 2022!

There is so much to look forward to at CCFM Markets in 2022: More delicious food from our awesome local farmers and vendors! More opportunities to connect with our neighbors! More free live music! More beautiful weather at our three outdoor markets! More adorable kids in Halloween costumes! Support the markets and programs you love for the year ahead: visit our website or text CCFM to 44-321 to donate to Market Umbrella, the non-profit that makes it all happen, today!

Greenway Supernova is This Week!

We’ve partnered with the Friends of Lafitte Greenway for Supernova 2021! On Thursday Dec. 9th, our Mid-City Market will have extended hours from 3pm to 9pm and will come alive with the magic of the holidays. Featuring 12 luminary art installations, live music, a holiday arts market, prepared food vendors and so much more. Make plans with your family and friends to spend an evening out experiencing the sights, sounds, and tastes of this free and exciting event! For more details visit lafittegreenway.org/supernova.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR, molecular, or antigen test result from the last 72 hours will be required for entry after 5pm for all guests ages 12 and older.

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Thank You Donors!

Thank you to all the donors that gave last week on Giving Tuesday! Market Umbrella and the Crescent City Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting Southeast Louisiana foodways and culture, serving as a small business incubator and supporter of the local economy, and providing food access programs to help all New Orleanians have greater access to fresh, local foods for over 25 years. It is because of donors like you that we are able to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient community.

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Vendor of the Week:

Indian Springs Farmers Association

It’s pecan season! While pecans are most famously used for your holiday pies, the options for consumption are endless - seriously, look up recipes using pecans and tell me your mouth isn’t watering! Pecans make for a delicious addition to any salad, fish, chicken, side dish, or sweet treat. Toasting them first helps enhance their sweet, buttery taste. Our long-time vendor Indian Springs Farmers Association, a cooperative made up of 30+ small, black-owned farms from Mississippi, brings shelled pecans from a co-op member to all three CCFM markets, and are often featured in the CCFM home delivery box around this time of year. You can expect to see pecans at their market table for the next few months - start saving your recipes for all the ways you can use pecans now!

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Recipes of the Week:

Pecan Pie Bars

These pecan pie bars are simply magic! Between the brown sugar shortbread crust and the honey-infused pecan pie topping, these bars will have you hooked. Honey, heavy cream and of course the nuts are all available at CCFM markets.

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!


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.