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Market Match Limit Lifted!

Unlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through September 30, 2021!

June 14 - 20, 2021

Fresh and Local

Pick of the WeekP-P-Peaches!

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s and will be celebrated this Saturday, June 19th. The holiday is steeped in tradition of red foods, symbolizing the blood of the millions of enslaved people who suffered and died. In many West African cultures, red is also a symbol of strength, spirituality, and life and death.

The cultural legacy of okra, beans, melons, rice, and many other foods - some red, some not - were brought across the Atlantic and are shared on our tables today. This week, stock up on red foods like creole tomatoes, peaches, red beans, and watermelon to celebrate. For inspiration, check out these recipes crafted by Black creators, like the recipe of the week!

Alert! Peaches are available at all markets, including the City Park market on Sundays from 8-12 pm, now hybrid! Featuring drive-thru pre-order pick-up from 8 am to 9:45 am and walk-up sales from 10 am to noon. Pre-order through WhatsGood Wednesday through Friday!

Picks of the Week

Pick of the WeekJoin our team!

Join the Market Umbrella team and help us build a stronger food system and healthier community! We are looking for individuals that are passionate about food access, nutrition education, and small business development for local food producers. Applications are currently being accepted for the following position:


Pick of the WeekShop the Box

What's in the box? Need fresh, local produce (like first of the season peaches!) from CCFM vendors delivered to your door? Shop the CCFM Box! Weekly boxes go on sale on Tuesday mornings at 9 am through Fridays at 5 pm to be delivered on the following Tuesday. Order one this week!

Both boxes qualify for purchase through our Market Match program for SNAP benefit shoppers, doubling your buying power and cutting the price in half! Choose “pay at pick up,” and Top Box will contact you directly to process your SNAP payment and to apply your dollar-for-dollar match.


Pick of the WeekPeaches

It’s June y’all, and you know what that means? Peach season! While you know them for their blueberries, you may have already spotted Poche Family Farm with the first peaches of the season. As of this week, you’ll also find peaches from our friends at Cherry Creek Orchards located in Pontotoc, MS, at all of our markets and in-home delivery boxes. Local peaches are picked when ripe, so they’re fresh, juicy, and delish - come get your peach fix!

When buying peaches, look for those that are firm or just starting to soften up. Store them at room temperature away from direct light until fully ripe. Once soft, put them in your fridge and eat within five days for maximum freshness and flavor. If you’re like us, you may get excited while buying and purchase more than you can eat. Luckily, peaches are great to freeze, so don’t be afraid to stock up and keep enjoying them all summer long.


Pick of the WeekSummer Break

SPROUT NOLA’s Refresh Farmers Market and the New Orleans Flower Collective will be taking a break until the fall season. The last day to shop at the Refresh Farmers market on Monday is June 21st. Don’t forget to double your SNAP dollars with unlimited Market Match! Any leftover Market Match tokens can be spent at CCFM. The N.O. Flower Collective will wrap up on the following Thursday, June 24th. Fret not, fresh produce and beautiful blooms will still be available through the summer by way of the SPROUT NOLA Truck Farm Table on Sundays at City Park!

Vendor of the Week

Cherry Creek Orchards Cherry Creek Orchards

Everyone’s favorite summer stone fruit is back in abundance. Warm and fuzzy welcomes to Cherry Creek Orchards! Cherry Creek hails from Pontotoc, Mississippi--a state that boasts great growing soil which supports all sorts of peach varieties up and down the state line. They are a long-beloved vendor at CCFM, easily recognizable by their bright orange and red sign and with Dennis, the ultimate farm hand, heading the stand. Enjoy peaches at all markets and through the CCFM Box offered by Top Box Foods.

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Recipe of the Week

Spiced Grilled Peaches Spiced Grilled Peaches

Grilled fruit, like these Spiced Grilled Peaches, are a classic summer favorite. Desserts like these go great after many summertime hits like hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches -- and you can even add them to your salad! Coming together with simple pantry staples like sugar and olive oil, these grilled peaches are a very simple way to enjoy your daily fruit serving. A scoop of ice cream on top is never a bad idea as well. Andy, the recipe author, calls for five-spice seasoning which contains cinnamon, cloves, star anise, white pepper, and fennel. Nutmeg, a pinch of black pepper, and cardamom are some easy substitutes if you don’t have all the spices.

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What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be featured in our Weekly Newsletter!

Markets

Uptown
Tuesdays

June 22, 2021

8 am to 12 pm

Modified Walk up Market
On-Site Sales &
Pre-Order Pick Up

Pre-Order Available
Fridays - Sundays

Uptown Square

200 Broadway St. at the River

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Home Delivery Boxes
Delivery on Tuesdays

June 22, 2021


Pre-Order Only
Tuesdays - Fridays (previous week)

Through Partner
Top Box Foods Louisiana

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Mid-City
Thursdays

June 24, 2021

3 pm to 7 pm

Modified Walk up Market
On-Site Sales &
Pre-Order Pick Up

Pre-Order Available
Mondays - Wednesdays

Lafitte Greenway Plaza

500 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway at the Bayou

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City Park
Sundays

June 20, 2021

8 am to 9:45 am

WhatsGood Pre-Order Drive Thru Pickup

10am - 12pm noon

On-Site Walkup Sales & Pre-Order Pickup at Vendors

Pre-Order Available
Wednesdays - Fridays

Tad Gormley Stadium
Marconi Drive @ Navarre Ave.

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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 throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.