Crescent City Farmers Market

   Where can you go to get Alabama Peaches, Mississippi Honey, Louisiana Okra, Artisan baked bread and home made tamales? The Crescent City Farmers Market!  New Orleans is fortunate to have four Farmers Markets during the week. Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The market hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually..

Tuesday 9am – 1pm       Uptown 200 Broadway Street at the river

Wednesdays 1pm-5pm     French Quarter 1235 M. Peters Street in the French Market

Thursdays 3pm-7pm     Mid-City 3700 Orleans Avenue t the bayou

Saturdays 8am-12noon     Downtown 750 Carondelet Street at Julia Street  

   The Crescent City Farmers Market is the public face of Market Umbrella a nonprofit Founded in 1995 as a part of the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice at Loyola University New Orleans. The Market is an outgrowth and reflection of Market Umbrella’s core mission to cultivate the field of public markets for public good.

   They will be open uptown on the Fourth of July! The New Orleans Fire Department will be on site at the Uptown Farmers Market with their fire truck for an apparatus demonstration for the shoppers. Shop the market for your family barbecue, and enjoy live music from Spider Murphy. The market will maintain regular hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 Broadway Street.

   I recently went to the Saturday Farmers Market and picked up a small basket of Baby Okra, as well as a small jar of home made Chipotle Salsa from a vendor that also offers jars of Red Salsa and Tomatillo Salsa (Jars are $4.00). I was going to prepare the okra for dinner, but they looked so appetizing that I cooked them up right away and ate every last one.

Braised Baby Okra w/Chipotle Honey Glaze

Ingredients

1lb. baby okra

1TBLS oil and or butter

Chipotle Salsa (or any salsa)

Honey

Salt

 

Heat up skillet or pan with butter/oil to very hot temperature. Throw in okra. Cook at high heat and lid the pan for a few minutes on one side. Take lid off and turn okra over. Cook second side and then toss till okra looks tender (You can try one to get okra to your preferred texture). Stir in honey, salsa and salt to taste. Serve immediately.

* Note: If they are not Baby Okra they may not be as tender.

 

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