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    Check out what’s fresh at the CCFM
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Happy New Year! | December 27, 2021

Fresh & Local:

Happy New Year from your friends at the
Crescent City Farmers Market!

As 2021 comes to a close, Louisianans plan our New Year’s Day celebration - including a traditional meal of black-eyed peas for good luck and prosperity, cabbage for wealth and money, and pork which represents moving forward, all served up with a side of golden cornbread. Stop by the market and load up on the ingredients you need to start 2022 off right - greens like cabbage, kale, collards and more are especially abundant this time of year.

This week, the Tuesday and Thursday markets will both be open to help you prepare for your New Year’s feast. These will be the last two market dates to find homemade, food-related vendor crafts that are sold during December. Market is closed on Sunday January 2nd, but will resume on Tuesday, January 4th to get off to the right start with healthy eating resolutions. As the New Year approaches with hopes anew, we wish you and your family a healthy, safe and wonderful year ahead.

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Picks of the Week:

Eat Healthy in the New Year

Among the most common New Year’s resolutions is to start eating healthier. This can mean many things to many people, but by and large it usually boils down to eating less processed food and eating a healthier balanced diet. A great way to eat healthier is to know where your food comes from. The Crescent City Farmers Market is dedicated to connecting customers directly with local farmers, fishers, ranchers, dairies, bakers and food makers within 200 miles of the Greater New Orleans area. Food from the market is mostly fresh, unprocessed, and buying locally minimizes transportation distance and time to ensure maximum freshness, taste and nutrient retention. Just-harvested produce is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that have been shown to protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. Find what you need to start your new year off right at the Crescent City Farmers Market.

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Building Community Through Literacy!

One Book One New Orleans (OBONO) builds literacy and community by selecting one book each year and encouraging New Orleans residents to read it at the same time. This year’s selection is The Yellow House by New Orleanian Sarah M. Broom, a memoir chronicling her and her family’s life in New Orleans East. On Thursday, December 30th, OBONO will be giving away copies at the Mid-City Farmers Market at The Lafitte Greenway Plaza, 500 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway, from 3 PM to 7 PM.

Last Chance to Donate to CCFM in 2021

There are five days left to make your 2021 gift to the Crescent City Farmers Market! It is because of donors like you that we are able to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient community. Market Umbrella has been dedicated to supporting Southeast Louisiana foodways and culture for over 25 years. Our work would not be possible without your support. Make a donation today and support the markets and programs you love for the year ahead: visit our website or text CCFM to 44-321 to donate.

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Vendor of the Week:

New Vendor: Black Creek Farm

Started by Mike Juneau and his wife Christina back in 2016, Black Creek is a small farm in Picayune, MS raising pork, beef, chicken, and sometimes turkeys! After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mike and his wife retired in MS to start their own farm after feeling frustrated by the lack of transparency in the meat industry. With 75 cattle and over 60 Hereford hogs, Black Creek Farms will be bringing GMO and antibiotic free, pasture-raised, grass-fed beef and pork products, including various steaks and roasts, naturally cured bacon (both pork and beef), MSG free sausages, and occasionally whole chicken. You can find them weekly at the Tuesday Uptown Market or every other Sunday at the City Park Market.

Recipes of the Week:

Black-Eyed Pea Cabbage Soup

Bring some good luck and wealth into your new year by making this delicious Black-Eyed Pea Cabbage Soup! Chock full of veggies, this soup is a healthy way to start 2022.

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!

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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.