Farm/Farmer Feature

SPOTLIGHT: Major Acre Farm

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Ellis Douglas is a person who wears many hats. Throughout his working life, he has spent a significant amount of time in the service industry, working alongside chef Melissa Martin of Mosquito Supper Club, and cooking in the kitchen of popular New Orleans restaurant 1000 Figs. Over time, his focus and passion for his work […]

Farm/Farmer Feature

Spotlight: River Queen Greens

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What does it take to be one of the only commercial urban farms in the Greater New Orleans Area? It helps a TON to have the perfect combination of owners; one with commercial farming experience and the other with a business background. Cheryl Nunes participated in a farmer training program seven years ago in Massachusetts, […]

In the News

Victory — Court Stops Fish Farms in Gulf

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Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, along with fishing, consumer and conservation organizations, won a major legal victory when U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided that a federal regulation to develop finfish farms in the Gulf of Mexico was invalid. Marianne Cufone, local counsel on the case and Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms […]

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Happy New Year 2018!

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Happy New Year friends of Recirculating Farms Coalition and Growing Local NOLA! It’s hard to believe that another new year has already begun. We had an incredibly eventful 2017: from the big win at the National Organics Standards Board Meeting to moving our farm and beginning exciting new partnerships with the New Orleans Mission and Top Box Foods to […]

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Big THANKS to You!

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On this day of giving thanks – we here at Recirculating Farms thank all our friends, family and supporters throughout the years. We have seen many important changes in laws, policies, behaviors and attitudes related to growing food, and are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the amazing good food movement. So […]

In the News

Johns Hopkins: Near and Offshore Finfish Aquaculture Poses Risks

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Expanding nearshore finfish farming or establishing an offshore industry in the U.S. carries significant risks to aquatic ecosystems and public health, according to a report published by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. The report assesses whether an expanded […]