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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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Market Basics

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.

Market basics

  • 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.

Vendors must

  • 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 markets@marketumbrella.org or call us at (504) 861-4488 if you have any questions or concerns.

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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.