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Blog – Embracing Challenges & Creating Opportunities for Urban Agriculture

Who is a farmer to you? Do you differentiate the term “farmer” from “agricultural producer?” The word producer obviously insinuates production of some sort; but more specifically and in terms of agriculture, it tends to insinuate the growth and harvest

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Blog – GMOs: Just Label What?


A few weeks ago I attended a panel at the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show about labeling Genetically Modified Organisms in our food. While it was super difficult to tear myself away from all the free samples of cheese going

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Blog – Seasonal Eating at its Most Luscious


It is the sweetest season of the year and no, I’m not talking about Jazz Fest. Strawberries have been cropping up at local markets and in people’s backyards in New Orleans for a while now. If you are a newbie

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Blog – Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food


(adapted from ‘Growing For Market’ newsletter) by Vern Grubinger, vegetable and berry specialist, University of Vermont Extension It’s Eat Local Challenge Month in New Orleans. Here’s a list of ten reasons why eating local food is not only good for

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EDblog: Toolbox + Action = Change


I’ve been missing a bunch of deadlines lately. NOFFN recently partnered up with the Office of Service Learning at Delgado to develop a brochure about NOFFN’s work. I was late turning it in, but the pressure of having to give

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Blog – Finding Common Ground in NOLA through Food Justice


The fabric of New Orleans is changing. In the food system world there are many newcomers looking to begin innovative food projects in the city. In addition there are long term residents that may want to be part of the

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