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.
Originally hailing from “funky Northeast Philly'', Luke Sirinides has had fermentation on the mind for years. Quarantine allowed him the time necessary to properly ferment, as the rest of the process requires only household items such as jars, pots, pans, sieves, and funnels. The star of the show is kombucha - specifically Gingerbooch, Luke’s combo creation of the drink and probiotic lemonade. If you haven’t tried it out yet, come to any of the three markets and ask for a bottle! Sweet, gingery, and with that kombucha kick, it’s clear why this is a fan favorite. A few other varieties of probiotic lemonade are also available, like his famous satsuma kombucha, which has been a big hit with market staff. After starting small, Luke brought kimchi, sauerkraut, and tzatziki to the table as well. Find Gingerbooch Fermentables at all three markets, you can't go wrong, and your gut will thank you!
Contact: Luke Sirinides
Location: New Orleans, LA
Products: gingerbooch (ginger beer + kombucha) and probiotic lemonade that is cultured with whey from small-batch yogurt and flavored with seasonal fruits.
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.