Eating local in New Orleans

In an attempt to eat more locally, I’ve been exploring a different farmers market every week. Luckily New Orleans is home to numerous markets. So far, I’ve gone to the Crescent City Farmers Market at the downtown location and also at the uptown location. Today I visited Hollygrove Farm. Driving through the city you’d never know the farm is there. On Olive Street (just off busy Carrollton Ave) lies a baseball field, soccer field, and an urban farm.

Hollygrove farm has a weekly CSA and an indoor market open seven days a week. Walking through the gate into the farm, you’re greeted with stands selling wheatgrass shots and sweet potato pies. To your left and right you see the fresh produce growing in distinguished rows. Some of the crops, including lettuce, were planted in raised beds. The building ahead housed the market filled with produce fresh from the farm and produce from other local farms. They had specialty items such as maple pecan butter, pestos, and even fresh tofu.

This was my first time seeing fresh turmeric!


Huge cucumbers!


Fresh pecans…


All this for only a little over 9 bucks.


I ended my shopping day at Rouse’s food market to pick up some more organic fruits and veggies.  Image

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