9 am to 1 pm
200 Broadway St. at the River
200 Broadway St. at the River
Chartres St. at Piety St.
Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital
2614 Jefferson Hwy. at Maine St.
American Can Company
3700 Orleans Ave. at the Bayou
325 Metairie Hammond Hwy. at the Lake
Central Business District
750 Carondelet St. at Julia St.
CCFM began in New Orleans in 1995 as a producer-only farmers market connecting customers directly with farmers, fishermen, ranchers, dairies, bakers and food makers from within 200 miles, and now we’re operating seven weekly markets in the New Orleans area, most of which are year-round, and all of which are rain or shine. Join us Tuesdays Uptown at Uptown Square, Wednesdays in the Bywater at the Rusty Rainbow Bridge and also the Ochsner Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson, Thursdays in Mid-City on Orleans Avenue at the American Can Company, Fridays in Bucktown at the Harbor, and Saturdays Downtown and Kenner’s historic Rivertown. You’ll find a wonderful array of locally grown produce, fresh bread and baked goods, cut flowers, wild-caught Louisiana seafood, fresh dairy, pasture-raised meat, handcrafted meals, and much more. The Crescent City Farmers Market is building a stronger community by promoting good health, social exchange, and fair trade for our family of producers and consumers!
At the Crescent City Farmers Market, we want to make our vendors’ products accessible to as many people as possible, so we offer a variety of purchase options.
Vendors and market staff happily accept cash. Smaller bills are preferred.
No cash? No problem! We have our own local currency- wooden market tokens in $5 and $1 units- which are accepted at all of our vendors’ stalls and are good forever! Visit our Welcome Tent to purchase tokens. The 2016 $10 token is graced by CCFM founder Sharon Litwin; the 2015 token features local civic leader and philanthropist Boatner Reily who donated the space for the original CCFM location in 1995; the 2014 token is graced by community leader and market supporter Diana Pinckley; the 2013 token honors late CCFM farmer Jim Core; the 2012 token features Cajun cook and author Eula Mae Doré; the 2010–2011 token pays homage to late culinary education visionary Lee Barnes; the 2009 token honors Mississippi farmer and founding CCFM vendor James "Billy Corn" Burkett; and the 2008 token pays homage to late Commander's Palace Chef Jamie Shannon.
Stop by the Welcome Tent and turn your plastic (we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) into wood by purchasing Crescent tokens, our local currency. Tokens can be used at all of our vendors’ stalls at all of our markets, and they never expire! Note: There is a $2 administrative fee for credit and debit cardholders to help us offset the cost of managing the currency, and an optional Crescent Fund contribution.
We are able to accept Apple Pay, which works similarly to using a credit or debit card. Stop by the Welcome Tent and use your phone to buy tokens. A $2 administrative fee applies to Apple Pay purchases.
We can turn your paper money into wooden tokens too. Please make all checks payable to Market Umbrella and add a $2 processing fee to your total.
We accept EBT card funds. Stop by the Welcome Tent to use your EBT card to obtain EBT tokens. These work much as our Crescent tokens do, with a few exceptions due to government regulations: change is only given in EBT tokens, and the following products/services cannot be purchased with EBT tokens: hot food, cut flowers, inedible plants, knife sharpening. All of our vendors (unless offering the goods and services previously mentioned) accept these tokens, and they never expire! So bring your Louisiana Purchase Card or other state EBT card and exchange your benefits for tokens.
EBT shoppers can also shop with our Market Match tokens.
** Notice to Crescent City Farmers Market shoppers **
(discontinuation of pre-2008 market tokens)
In 2004, Market Umbrella developed a wooden token currency system in response to the increased usage of electronic forms of payments. Tokens, which could be purchased with credit/debit and food stamp cards and spent with any Crescent City Farmers Market vendor, were minted and went into circulation. A few years and several designs later, four (4) new tokens were produced in 2008: purple $5 EBT, blue $1 EBT, and multi-color $5 and $1 credit/debit tokens featuring the image of one of our local food heroes or heroines. We also created black $5 and red $1 tokens for our Market Match SNAP incentive program.
Due to the growth of our token system, and at the recommendation of our accounting firm, we are decommissioning all market tokens designed prior to 2008. If your tokens do not look similar to the images below, they have expired.
Valid Debit/Credit Tokens (Green $5 & Orange $1 tokens)
Valid EBT Tokens (Purple $5 & Blue $1 tokens)
Valid Market Match Tokens (Black $5 & Red $1 tokens)
The CCFM app is a great way to discover new vendors and save time shopping. Customers can pre-order and pay for available items from their smartphones and pick up their groceries during market hours at the CCFM location of their choice. The CCFM app is available in the App Store and Google Play.
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.
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.
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.