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.
In 1981, Lester and Linda L’Hoste began their journey into the world of citrus farming and they have been certified organic since 1996. Their mission is to produce the best products for their customers; they would like to extend a warm thanks to everyone who has supported their farm and family over the years. After damage from Hurricane Ida, the L’Hoste’s son wanted to join the family business as well. This allowed them to expand their offerings this season beyond satsumas, grapefruits, and Meyer lemons to include heirloom pumpkin, squash, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and canary melon, “the sweetest melon, you’ll ever taste” according to Lester. Look for winter veggies like broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and kale as the seasons change. Find L’Hoste Citrus at Tuesday and Thursday Markets.
Contact: Lester and Linda L’Hoste
Location: Braithwaite, LA
Products: Certified organic satsumas, lemons, grapefruit, kumquats, and more
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.