Richard McCarthy

Former Member — Community Advisory Board

Richard McCarthy embodies the phrase, “think globally; act locally.” After growing up in New Orleans and earning his master’s degree at the London School of Economics, he co-founded the Crescent City Farmers Market in 1995.

As executive director, he led the organization to grow from a weekly farmers market into marketumbrella.org, an internationally recognized mentor for markets, community-building and sustainable economic development with an annual operating budget of $750,000 and a staff of seven.

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Food : Farmers Market Minute
1:03 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Gumbo des Herbes

Leah Chase at the Crescent City Farmers Market.
CCFM

Earlier this week, I had one of those enviable New Orleans moments. There I was: standing in a farmers market, debating with a group of market-goers as to whether Lent’s Gumbo des Herbes does or does not contain meat.

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Food
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Farmers Market Minute | Umami

Are you familiar with the fifth element on the culinary spectrum, umami? Scientists have debated whether the four taste groups adequately cover it: sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

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Food : Farmers Market Minute
11:01 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Take to the Streets!

By the time our region’s markets are ringing their closing bells this afternoon, the New Orleans Road Food Festival will be in full swing in the French Quarter.

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Farmers Market Minute
11:00 am
Sat March 17, 2012

William Butler Yeats

The other week, I experienced poetry whilst shopping for seedlings at a market. Has this ever happened to you? To begin with, I bumped into a delightful yet unsung hero: Sister Lilliane Flavin of Hope House.

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Food
11:00 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Bounty

There’s a word I keep hearing these days — bounty.

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Farmers Market Minute
11:00 am
Sat February 25, 2012

Juice Your Lenten Cocktail

Turnips are plentiful and generous: Juice both the roots and tops.
Richard McCarthy marketumbrella.org

It is only right that we embrace the ebb and flow of the seasons. So out with the king cakes and in with fish on Fridays. Out with spirits and in with beverages that cleanse the soul and the colon. Yes, I said colon. I too find it a bit awkward to utter on the radio. So, let me move on to the point.

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Farmers Market Minute
8:55 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Blood Orange

Blood oranges are becoming an expected Louisiana citrus product.
Richard McCarthy marketumbrella.org

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute… You knew Valentine's Day is today, right? Oh, no, did it catch you off guard?

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Farmers Market Minute
12:44 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolutions and Farmers Markets

Embrace the new year! Take risks. Eat new things. Join the 74% of shoppers who are introduced to new flavors at farmers markets.

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute Happy New Year! Risking my ruining of your plans for culinary excesses this evening, I'd like to discuss New Year's resolutions. Yes, I know. They tend to focus on eating less of this or that. Instead, why not resolve yourself to do more.

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Farmers Market Minute
12:45 pm
Sat December 25, 2010

Farmers Markets Closed Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! In a rare moment of commercial restraint, our regions farmers markets are closed for two successive Saturdays. Christmas Day and New Year's Day. This allows for farming families to spend time at home together like everybody else. Needless to say, weekday farmers markets remain open.

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Farmers Market Minute
3:37 pm
Sat February 20, 2010

Farmers Market Lenten Fare

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