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.
Meet Me at the Market
The Meet Me at the Market program at Crescent City Farmers Market is often the first place many local children get to encounter the hard working families that produce the food we eat. Children in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth meet farmers, learn to identify produce, and understand that food is not just something that comes from a shelf. This unique, hands-on experience is part of our Farm to School programming.
Market Umbrella is working to adapt this program for virtual implementation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a group looking for an activity that informs and entertains, please contact our market manager via telephone (504) 861-4485 or via email: Kasey@marketumbrella.org.
We are grateful for generous support from the New Orleans Town Gardeners, Entergy Charitable Foundation, and Cox for making Meet Me at the Market possible.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.