Resources

 

Non-Profit Food & Farming Organizations

Eat Local Challenge – Eat local for the entire month of June in New Orleans with dozens of other participants
New Orleans Food and Farm Network – Contains information about growing in New Orleans and connects aspiring farmers with open lots
Parkway Partners – A non-profit organization that hosts garden-related workshops and assists citizens in maintaining greenspaces throughout the city
Southern Food and Beverage Museum and Culinary Library – non-profit organization that celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and literature
Sankofa – A community development corporation that hosts a weekly mobile market, teaches youth healthy eating and nutrition, and employs teenagers to grow food for the market and community
Crescent City Farmers Market – A non-profit organization that hosts three markets a week in different areas of the city
Good Food Jobs – A national job site dedicated to connecting job seekers and employers in the sustainable food industry
Green Light New Orleans

Farms in New Orleans

Growing Local NOLA 
Capstone
Supporting Urban Agriculture 
VEGGI Farmers Cooperative
SPROUT NOLA
Garden on Mars
NOLA Green Roots
Edible Schoolyard
Agrowtopia
Press Street Gardens
Faubourg Farms
Okra Farm
Grow Dat Youth Farm
Our School at Blair Grocery
Nola Tilth
Backyard Gardeners Network
Paradigm Gardens
CRISP Farms
ACORN Farm
7th Ward Boys & Girls Garden
Fat River Flowers
Pistil & Stamen Flower Farm & Studio
Owl City Farm
Grow On
Farm Friends
Garfield Community Garden
First Grace Community Garden
River Queen Greens
24 Carrot Gardens
Great River Farm
Constance Street Community Garden
Old Arabi Community Garden – located in Arabi, LA, but is not far from New Orleans.
Magellan Street Garden

Former Farms & Organizations

Hollygrove Farm & Market – Closed 2/2018
Vintage Garden Farm of ARC New Orleans – First farm to be certified organic in New Orleans after Katrina hit. At one time, they operated three different farms in Metairie, New Orleans, and Chalmette, and employed several adults with disabilities.
Southbound Gardens
All Good Farms
The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project – A non-profit organization that was a community-driven solution to food insecurity. Volunteers harvested fruit from residential property and donated it to local organizations that fed those who were hungry.
Slow Food NOLA – Promoted good, clean, and fair food in the city.
Treme Community Garden 

*Last updated 6-18-18. Please note that this list is a work in progress. If you know of a farm or garden that is not listed here, please contact us at whynolafarms@gmail.com.