Market Umbrella is a 28-year-old community non-profit that operates the Crescent City Farmers Markets, provides community education related to nutrition and healthy eating, and offers a robust array of food access programs. Our work supports Southeast Louisiana foodways and culture, serves as a small business incubator and supporter of the local economy, and provides food access programs to help all New Orleanians have greater access to fresh, local foods. The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly farmers markets in the New Orleans area, hosting over 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually. While the pandemic has shifted the market experience, Market Umbrella has pivoted around new approaches for engaging the community, including walk-up and drive-up markets, at-home food box delivery, and food access programming.
Service-learning students can support our organization in a variety of ways. From supporting our programmatic food access work by aiding in implementation, engagement, or research for a variety of populations (seniors , youth, Women receiving WIC). Or supporting our weekly market operations with learning the ins and outs of setting up and/or breaking down a farmers market (situating 30-40 vendors, setting up or breaking down temporary public spaces and the welcome tent).
Students will learn about local food systems, seasonality, market operations, community outreach and engagement, nutrition incentives and food access.
- Elementary school children (K-5th),
- Senior citizens
- Immigrants/non-English speakers
- People involved in social justice advocacy or community organizing
- Other staff members at our agency
Service Learners are required to submit a resume, be interviewed, and attend Orientation.
opportunities are available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
MARKET LOCATIONS & HOURS:
- Broadway Location -- Tuesdays, 6:00am-1:00pm
200 Broadway Street
- Mid-City Market--Thursdays, 1:00pm-8:00pm
Mid-City Lafitte Greenway Plaza, 500 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway at the Bayou
- City Park--Sundays, 6:00am-Noon
Tad Gormley Stadium Marconi Drive @ Navarre Ave
Director of Healthy Food Access Programs
Biking • 7 min
Public Transit • 18 min
Driving • 5 min, street parking
Mid-City Market at Mid City Lafitte Greenway Plaza
500 Orleans Avenue
Bike, 25 min
Public Transit, 45 min
Driving, 12 min
City Park @ Tad Gormley Stadium
Marconi Drive @ Navarre Ave.
Bike, 30 min
Public Transit, 55 min
Car, 17 min