From Farm to Table

        Old MacDonald had a farm. 
     New Orleans has farmer co-operatives. Thank cow. 
     My favorite is the Hollygrove Farmer’s Market (see link).
     Not only is it diverse and fresh and surprising, but the produce, meat and bakery, ain’t bad either.
     I especially like the ‘box’ buy- always a mystery. You pay $25 for a preselected variety (and quantity) of produce. No choices, just a great deal. I moved down the line and filled my box with a brown bag of green beans, three plums, two green peppers, one cantaloupe, five tomatoes, four cucumbers, a pint of blueberries,etc. Certainly enough to feed a family of four healthy meals for a week.
     I picked up a fresh loaf of french baguette, and a tub of just potted chevre for the ride home. While chewing my first chunk of warm bread smeared with the tangy goat cheese I heard a voice…

      ‘If you grow it, they will come’, 

      Amen Brother

Just a small selection of the day’s bounty

My box buy

Hot Pink Zinnia-
grown on site

Hollygrove Market grows there own produce and fruits, as well as welcoming farmers from
Louisana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Hollygrove’s, second planting of string beans

The location is an abandoned city lot in a rough neighborhood

The girls are fed scraps and make wonderful compost, in exchange.
Now that’s cooperative.

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