As we continue to learn, share and grow the field of public markets, we need your support. From the time we first pitched our tents in Downtown New Orleans, our goals at marketumbrella.org have remained in place: to bring new life to public spaces; to cultivate sustainable, regional development through a shared love of food; and to create models to help other markets build stronger, healthier communities. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the generous support of the funding community who have watched us grow from a small project at Loyola University to a successful independent organization that continues to grow as our reach and our work continue to expand.
marketumbrella.org operates with a balanced mix of earned income, grants and a small endowment housed at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. We carefully consider how and where we spend our resources, a strategy that has helped us forge long-term partnerships with foundations and corporate donors. We are grateful for their support, as well as that of the countless volunteers and individual donors who have shared their time and dollars to help make us a success.
Please join us in our effort to build a stronger, healthier community! To donate click HERE or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Distinguished roster of community members to ring the Opening Bell at the Crescent City Farmers Market!
Like the New York Stock Exchange, trade at the Market begins and ends at the sound of the bell. Make a $400 tax-deductable donation to marketumbrella.org ear-marked for Market operations, and be invited to ring the Opening Bell at the region's premier public market.
Ben Burkett from Indian Springs Cooperative in Mississippi, founding vendor at the Crescent City Farmers Market, rings the Opening Bell.
Mr Mizell with Mizell’s Farm out of Folsom, Louisiana, rings the Opening Bell at the Crescent City Farmers Market.
Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement, rings the Opening Bell at the Crescent City Farmers Market.