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Roots On The Rooftop!

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Innovative ways to build a stable and local food system seem to be popping up all around New Orleans these days, with a growing number of recirculating farms operating in and around the city. One of the newer ones – Roots on the Rooftop – is providing fresh herbs and certain vegetables to Rouses Market […]

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Week 2 of the Eat Local Challenge

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Half way through the month and the Challenge – and frankly, this week was much more difficult than last, with time being short to prepare meals and several celebratory and social events. The first few days, we did really well and stuck to a yummy routine of variations on grits (thanks Hollygrove!) and eggs with […]

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Week 1 of the Eat Local Challenge in NOLA

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Week one of the Locavore Challenge came to a close yesterday – and it has in fact been a very challenging week. It’s even more difficult than I thought to source everything from within 200 miles of New Orleans. Many people tell me that they prepared for the Challenge by canning and jarring locally grown […]

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Recirculating Farms Help New Orleans Eat Local

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As New Orleans begins its second annual Eat Local Challenge, the Recirculating Farms Coalition celebrates the launch of a new rooftop garden in the heart of the city and urges more grocers, restaurateurs, and consumers to get involved in growing local food. This evening, the NOLA Locavores and partners kicked off the Eat Local Challenge […]