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.
Tomayto. Tomahto. However you prefer to say it, Cajun Growers knows what you’re talking about. Long-time CCFM vendors, Tad and Lillie Ledet, make their return to the Tuesday market this week. In tow, they’ll have a selection of vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and crisp cukes all the way from Cutoff, LA. Dedicated Saints fans, their tent is hard to miss. Just look for the ol’ black and gold! Don’t dilly-dally though, they sell out quickly!
Pictured: Lillie Ledet and Steve Gleason during a Meet Me at the Market field trip to the Uptown market in February 2020.
Contact: Tad Ledet
Location: Cut Off, LA
Products: Slicer, heirloom, and cherry tomatoes; cucumbers; sweet and hot peppers; arugula and herbs
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.