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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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Recipe Archive

Honey Butter Glazed Carrots
Honey Butter Glazed Carrots

Check out this recipe from Modern Honey! The name says it all. Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants while local honey gives your immune system the boost it needs. Heat ‘em up and eat ‘em up!

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Smoky Lentil Stew
Smoky Lentil Stew

In our opinion, lentils are an underrated ingredient. Packed with fiber, iron, folate, and other essential nutrients, these little legumes cook relatively quickly and yield a lot. They’re as hearty as they are versatile: feel free to add hydroponic tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cilantro, or maybe a dash of red wine to this recipe. With the right seasoning, this pantry staple gives rice a run for its money.

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Fennel, Arugula and Strawberry Salad
Fennel, Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Besides washing your hands and following other precautions recommended to help stop the spread of COVID-19, one of the best things you can do for your body is eat healthy! This strawberry salad is as simple as it is nutritious, packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and lots of flavor. You can find plenty of juicy strawberries, fresh fennel and arugula at market right now, and for an extra layer of flavor, feel free to add some toasted fennel seeds and honey. Delicious and nutritious!

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Italian Vegetable Stew
Italian Vegetable Stew

The madness continues… bean madness, that is. As the battle for brackets wages on we’re enjoying the cool weather while we have it and making soup. We love this hearty stew this time of year - almost every ingredient is available at the market! Grab a crusty loaf from any of our markets and voila - a one-dish dinner that’s always a winner!

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Italian Vegetable Stew
Italian Vegetable Stew

The madness continues… bean madness, that is. As the battle for brackets wages on we’re enjoying the cool weather while we have it and making soup. We love this hearty stew this time of year - almost every ingredient is available at the market! Grab a crusty loaf from any of our markets and voila - a one-dish dinner that’s always a winner!

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Camellia’s Famous New Orleans Style Red Beans
Camellia’s Famous New Orleans Style Red Beans

We were born to bean. It’s Monday so let's get Bean Madness started with a NOLA tradition - red beans and rice. This Camellia recipe is simple, delicious, and versatile for customization. Make a big pot and invite ya mom’n’em over.

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Quick Braised Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas
Quick Braised Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

It may not be spring just yet, but the blooming magnolias and sunny afternoons sure have us fooled. This recipe is as simple as it is seasonal, signifying the end of winter here in Louisiana. With this quick-braising technique, the carrots become buttery and the snap peas add crisp texture and color. If you want to add even more pizzazz, try using multi-colored carrots. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and an herb of your choice, and this side dish is a snap!

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Strawberry Snacking Cake
Strawberry Snacking Cake

Y’all know we love all things strawberries and Bon Appetit. This week we’re loving this Strawberry Snacking Cake. You’ll be the MVP of the parade route with this winner - complete with farm fresh eggs, sweet berries, cornmeal, and your favorite jam. Uh, yum!

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Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Radicchio
Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Radicchio

Nothing says “olive you” like a juicy, grass-fed and grass-finished ribeye. Show that special someone you really care with primo dinner from the farmers market. Grab a thick steak from Gonsoulin Land and Cattle and some radicchio from Poche Family Farm and follow this recipe from Food and Wine. Grass-fed beef is leaner than conventional beef so be sure to follow Gonsoulin’s cooking guidance and check for doneness early and often to ensure the best preparation. Chefs’ kiss!

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Kale Pesto with Whole Wheat Pasta
Kale Pesto with Whole Wheat Pasta

Not gonna lie, we’ve made this recipe 3 times in 2 weeks. This super easy kale pesto from the folks at Bon Appetit know what they are doing (go figure, right?). While this recipe calls for Tuscan aka dino aka lacinato kale, you can use any kale, or leafy green, of your choice. Want to see how it’s done? Take it one step at a time with Chris Morocco from the BA test kitchen.

- Cristina Berthelot, Market Manager

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