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Hollygrove Market & Farm

Location:  New Orleans, LA

Day Job:  Community Coordinator

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Chile Peppers, Grapes, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Rosemary, Sugar Snap Peas

Animals:  Chickens

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  ABOUT US The Hollygrove Market and Farm (HM&F) is a micro-urban farm, educational center, and a local produce market located in the heart of New Orleans. Our collaborative partners include Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation, New Orleans Food & Farm Network, Tulane City Center, Trinity Christian Community, and the Master Gardeners of New Orleans. OUR MISSION Hollygrove Market and Farm exists to increase accessibility of fresh produce to Hollygrove, surrounding underserved neighborhoods, and all of New Orleans while promoting sustainability through support of local farmers and the local economy as well as acting as a demonstration site for environmentally sustainable practices. THE FARM In addition to supporting the development of community gardens and providing training programs, the farm serves as a demonstration site for visitors interested in adopting environmentally sustainable practices. Features such as composting, cistern irrigation, recycling, chicken coops, and sustainable gardening all serve this purpose and are vital components of the farm. THE MARKET HM&F has developed and operates a CSA-style cooperative and retail market. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. What makes us different is that we bring the farm to the table by making fresh produce available to the consumer without the consumer being required to buy shares in a farm. At HM&F, in place of members buying shares from a single farm, we buy from a network or collective of small farms and urban growers throughout the region. Our sources consist of backyard growers, community gardens, urban micro-farms in New Orleans, and rural farms throughout southern Louisiana and Mississippi. For consumers, produce is available through the purchase of CSA-style box. Select produce and food items are also available for individual sale through our retail market.

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  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on March 10th, 2014 at 03:50 pm

    Congrats to you!

 
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  • Posted by: Matriarchy on January 17th, 2011 at 02:19 pm

    Happy Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 17th, 2011 at 06:32 am

    Congrats on beiing Farmer of the Day.

    I reallly like your picture of the raised beds. I too have raised beds in the backyard for growing garden produce.

    Have a great New Orleans day.

 
  • Posted by: Antifreesz on January 17th, 2011 at 06:15 am

    Inspirational!

 
  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on January 17th, 2011 at 06:01 am

    Absolutely amazing! I love the concept! Keep up the good work!

 
  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on January 16th, 2011 at 05:41 am

    Wow, you certainly are an ambitious activiest. It's very admirable what you are doing.

    Have a great community coordinator day.

 
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