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Crescent City Farmers Market to temporarily close starting March 19

Beginning on March 19, 2020, the Crescent City Farmers Market will cease market operations until further notice to minimize any risk to shoppers and vendors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we feel that we have instituted many safety precautions at market since the onset of this crisis, the safest measure at this time is extreme social distancing. Rest assured that in the meantime, Market Umbrella staff will be working diligently behind the scenes to develop ways to continue to support our vendors as well as our communities’ vulnerable populations. We will use this time to explore innovative options such as ways to create a virtual market place. This has been a very difficult decision but the health and wellness of our community is our top priority.

Crescent City Farmers Market has partnered with Top Box Foods to create boxes full of CCFM vendor products for home delivery on Tuesdays/Wednesdays and Fridays/Saturdays. Boxes are available at Top Box Foods. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see when sales are launched.

Please check back regularly for updates as we work to organize additional methods for food distribution.

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Our Impact

Crescent City Farmers Market Contributes $12.59 Million to Local Economy

We are pleased to share human, social, and financial impact findings conducted using our signature measurement tools.

According to the 2017 SEED report, the three year-round, weekly Crescent City Farmers Markets produce a combined economic impact of $12.59 million upon their vendors, host neighborhoods, and the surrounding region. The Crescent City Farmers Market's three year-round locations attract 132,396 visits from shoppers over a year. This results in gross combined receipts of $7.86 million. SEED also reports that 32 percent of Market shoppers spend money at nearby businesses resulting in $4.73 million in projected gross receipts and an annual contribution of $223,043 to local sales tax revenue.

USDA invests in farmers markets as institutions with a triple-bottom-line of impacts upon communities – financial, human, and social — via several programs. These investments appear to be bearing fruit: USDA reports that as of 2018 there are 8,719 farmers markets operating in the USA — as compared to 1,775 in 1994. Working with philanthropic support, we are developing a menu of evaluation tools to measure the impacts for a growing field of markets. We have piloted these tools in varied settings: From Brazil to Los Angeles, from Cleveland to Seattle. The reported impacts of the New Orleans Crescent City Farmers Markets can be downloaded below:

FEED (2012) for the Crescent City Farmers Market to measure its individual human capital impacts

NEED (2012) for the Crescent City Farmers Market to measure its social capital impacts

SEED (2017) for the Crescent City Farmers Market to measure its financial capital impacts

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 in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.