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.
Market Umbrella’s Crescent Fund provides direct relief for our vendors affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods or the loss of a primary operator of the family business. This fund is reignited when the need arises. For example, in the wake of the August 2016 floods in Louisiana, the Crescent Fund granted assistance to farmers in our markets that experienced severe flooding. All donations go directly to the family affected.
Donations to the family through the Crescent Fund are gladly accepted at any time. All donations will go directly to the family.
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.