Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
Thursday Market is operating within its regular hours of 3pm to 7 pm to accommodate the return of Daylight Saving.
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Daikon Radish Salad
Daikon radishes are milder in flavor compared to the more common pink varieties but still have a crisp texture. In fact, their flavor tends to vary throughout the vegetable. The bottom is usually more poignant, and the top tends to be sweeter. Taking after its main ingredient, this daikon radish salad recipe (adapted from Platings and Pairings) has many different marvelous flavors in one dish. You’ll want to pair it with everything!
Sweet Potato Bread
There are so many great ways to enjoy sweet potatoes—grilled, mashed, french fried, candied, and even used to make bread! Sweet potato bread is moist, dense, and sweet, making it an excellent breakfast bread. Filled with warm spices and buttery pecans, this bread pairs well with coffee or tea. Find sweet potatoes and pecans at the Indian Springs Farmers’ Association table at the Tuesday Uptown and Thursday Mid-City markets, and enjoy this yummy recipe for meals to come!
This recipe for strawberry milk by Smitten Kitten tastes like a melted milkshake, and farm fresh milk and strawberries take this recipe to the next level. This treat is a sure bet with the little ones and will likely bring waves of nostalgia for the grown-ups, too. Grab your milk, buttermilk from T&R Dairy, and some sweet strawberries from Johndales Farm, Isabel’s Produce & Tamales, or Faust Farm, and whip up a batch!
Savoy Cabbage and Andouille Sausage
As Black History Month ends, we’re sharing one more recipe with roots in the African diaspora. This week, we cooked up cabbage and sausage! This dish has humble beginnings: the practice of boiling a piece of fat or pork along with vegetables began during the period of enslavement as a way to make the most of poor cuts of meat. The technique is still used in kitchens today to flavor various greens! In this recipe, cabbage takes on the rich flavors of the pork, garlic, and seasonings to make a satisfying side dish or a fulfilling entree. Find these ingredients at our Tuesday market to make this simple-yet-spectacular dish yourself!
Louisiana Style Collard Greens
This month, staff are celebrating Black History Month by sharing their favorite recipes with connections to Black history and culture. You can’t go wrong with traditional Southern collard greens using local produce from the market! Keep reading if you're interested in trying this delicious soul food classic.
Smothered Okra Tomatoes with Shrimp
This week, we are continuing our staff-favorite recipes with roots in the African diaspora! Next on our list is a savory Smothered Okra & Tomato Stew cooked with mouthwatering local shrimp from the market. You can enjoy this flavorful dish as a stand-alone stew or pour it over brown rice to make it a complete meal!
Sweet Potato Casserole
This Black History Month, we are featuring staff-favorite recipes with roots in the African diaspora! To start off, we’re making this Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, featuring fresh sweet potatoes, honey, milk, and eggs from market. Each bite of this casserole is creamy and delicious, topped with a mouthwatering honeyed pecan crumble. Add a scoop of ice cream for a real treat!
Charred Snap Peas
After trying delicious snap peas at a market tasting last week, we just can't get enough! This past week, we have been making this recipe for Charred Snap Peas, adapted from Eating Well, with nearly every meal! Charred snap peas are crisp, fresh, savory, and a little smoky in all the rights ways. Eat these snap peas with your favorite sauce or follow the recipe for a delicious sesame-chili sauce. Make more than you think you need, because you will want more!
Perfect Strawberry Smoothie
It’s strawberry season! We’ve been eating them nonstop–it’s time to drink them, too! Take full advantage of strawberries’ tartness and sweetness by putting them in a delicious smoothie. We use dairy from market–either cow or goat milk works amazingly in this recipe from the Recipe Rebel. There are so many ways to customize this smoothie recipe: you can add protein powder, flax seeds, other fruits, and more. Try adding peanut butter or a little cocoa powder to take this smoothie to a dessert-like level! This recipe is best using frozen strawberries–see our recent guide on how to properly freeze those delicious, fresh strawberries you get at market!
White Sand Homestead Farm’s Bolognese
Few foods are as warming to the body and soul as pasta with hearty, homemade sauce! This recipe from White Sand Homestead Farm uses tomato, pork, veggies, and pantry staples to create the chunky, delicious meat sauce we all know and love. We recommend eating bolognese with a noodle that is thick and sturdy enough to hold the sauce–for reference, it is traditionally eaten with tagliatelle. Enjoy this sauce over your favorite market-fresh pasta for a meal that will keep you warm and happy through the rest of winter!
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The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.