MarketUmbrella.org, the organizing body behind the Crescent City Farmers Market (CCFM), has partnered with the Mid-City Green Market to offer the Mid-City CCFM starting next year. The CCFM ran a weekly market at the American Can parking lot from 2001 to 2005 but didn't return following Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, Cork & Bottle owner Jon Smith opened the Mid-City Green Market at the American Can location, showcasing local vendors who offered fresh produce, seafood and other goods. The last Green Market was Dec. 17. The Mid-City CCFM will take its place starting Jan. 14 and every Thursday afterward from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Interested vendors (and former Mid-City Green Market sellers) should contact market director Emery Van Hook at 451-1638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 28 to apply for a vendor position. — Alex Woodward