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.
Thank you for your interest in the Crescent City Farmers Market. Prospective vendors must submit an application demonstrating that they meet specific inclusion criteria. Please review the basic rules and application process outlined below. Note that there is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
- CCFM is a producer only market; only vendors who grow plants or edibles or who produce their own food-based products are invited to sell. The resale of others’ products is not permitted at CCFM.
- Crafts and non-food items (other than plants) are not sold at CCFM. *Some very limited exceptions apply depending on market location and services/products offered.
- Prepared foods should, as much as possible, contain locally sourced ingredients and reflect our region and culture, and must conform with all food safety/legal requirements.
- We promote healthful eating. While we try to cultivate a broad product mix, priority is given to vendors selling healthful foods.
- We place a priority on vendors who hold the following certifications: Certified Naturally Grown, certified organic or humane certified. Please indicate if you hold a certification, and provide a copy of your most recent certificate with your application
- Discrimination, harassment, and inappropriate behavior in the markets will not be tolerated. Violations of our Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action, which can include permanent removal from the market.
- Adhere to food-safety guidelines, applicable laws and regulations.
- Sign and comply with the CCFM social contract and adhere to the CCFM rules and regulations
- Honor all purchase options at the market and abide by our token and special programs policies
- Carry at least a $1 million product and general liability insurance policy and list Market Umbrella as named insured
- Pay a $25 nonrefundable application fee at the time of your scheduled market visit.
- Expect a site visit to the farm or production facility to ensure integrity of product.
CCFM reviews all applications and reserves the right to determine whether the prospective products complement those otherwise available at the market, maintain the desired ratio of product types, and satisfy other considerations that affect the larger market community. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (504) 861-4488 if you have any questions or concerns.
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.