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

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Just a small selection of the day’s bounty

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My box buy

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Hot Pink Zinnia-
grown on site

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

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Hollygrove’s, second planting of string beans

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The location is an abandoned city lot in a rough neighborhood

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




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