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.
Too Tall Farm and Nursery
Maggie Kaiser and Jacob Ingalls started Too Tall Farm and Nursery in 2015 with the goal of supplying local growers and gardens with a variety of vegetable, herb, and edible flower starts grown in a natural way. As a trained and experienced doula and perinatal health advocate, Maggie is very interested in growing medicinal herbs and especially those that support folks during pregnancy and postpartum. Some of her favorite plants are tulsi, skullcap, spilanthes, nettles, and nasturtiums as well as other crops like turmeric, hibiscus roselle, ginger, and leafy greens. Additionally, Maggie has been involved with several different organizing bodies pertaining to the local food system over the years, including supporting Margee Green with her run for Commissioner of Agriculture in 2019; working for the National Young Farmers Coalition to develop better agricultural policy for small farmers on a state and federal level; organizing with the Greater New Orleans Growers Alliance, the NOLA Food Policy Action Council, and Sprout Nola; and, most recently, working with Sprout and Cooperation New Orleans to research, write, and facilitate learning spaces for growers around agricultural cooperatives and collectivism in Louisiana. You can find Too Tall Farm and Nursery at the Thursday Mid-City and Sunday City Park market come September. Get your fall garden going and keep an eye out for romanesco broccoli starts - a new, exciting addition to their nursery!
Contact: Jacob Ingalls
Location: New Orleans, LA
Products: vegetable starts, culinary and medicinal herbs, edible flowers, 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.