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

Farmers Market Lenten Fare

Farmers Market Minute
12:09 pm
Sat November 21, 2009

Farmers Market Minute: Yamboree

11/21/2009 – Close your eyes and imagine your family's Thanksgiving table. I put good money on it that it includes Louisiana sweet potatoes. Dark orange and full of beta-carotene, we call them yams (from the West African word "djambi" meaning "to eat"). However, they're not really yams. Yams are long, tree-like tubers from Latin America with waxy bark-like skins. Needless to say, I doubt we'll stop calling them yams anytime soon. This time of year, they're great, they're everywhere and we're seeing more white sweet potatoes than ever before.

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Farmers Market Minute
12:04 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Farmers Market Minute 11-14-09

Among the offerings at Sankofa are crafts, clothes, food, jewelry and art.
Sankofa Marketplace

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