Blog Archives

NOFFN Announces Food & Farm Works @ Edible Enterprises – An Incubator for Local Food and Farm Entrepreneurs


The New Orleans Food & Farm Network (NOFFN) announces a partnership with St. Charles Parish to develop a new food hub, Food & Farm Works @ Edible Enterprises. The initiative allows Food & Farm Works to broadly expand the resources

Posted in News

5 Borough Farms – How to Measure the Impact of Urban Ag


Five Borough Farm has established a framework to understand how the broad range of activities happening at NYC’s urban ag sites (farms, community gardens)contribute to social, health, economic, and ecological outcomes. They’ve come up with an ingenuous set of indicators that

Posted in FarmCity, News, Resources

Attention Growers – Survey request for USEPA study

The Department of Agronomy of Kansas State University is in the last stages of a project funded by USEPA to assess the uptake of contaminants by food crops grown on previously used sites slated for community gardens. As part of

Posted in FarmCity, News

5/28/2014, 10:30am-3:30pm – Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & Food Safety Workshop


Interested in selling to schools, hospitals and other institutions? This may require GAP certification or a formal food safety plan. Join Market Umbrella and LSU Ag Center Wednesday, May 28 to learn more! This informative workshop will help participants understand

Posted in FarmCity, News, Training

Groundspeakers Convening – 3/20 @6 pm @Propeller


March 20, 2014 – 6pm Propeller, 4035 Washington Avenue, NOLA 70125 Groundspeakers convenings are hoped to be the beginning of a citywide collaboration around urban land conservation and activation and the significant positive benefits it has for our communities. AGENDA

Posted in News

03/15 – Pot Luck Supper & meet the Author Lorraine Johnson


Saturday, March 15th, 6:00 pm @ David Young’s house, Founder of Capstone, 1816 Lizardi St., New Orleans, La 70117 Lorraine Johnson, a writer based in Toronto, is coming to New Orleans in mid-March (March 12-17) to do research for a

Posted in News

All Things Local & NOFFN present The Urban Ag Hour – 11/09/13


All Things Local teams up with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network to present the Urban Agriculture hour.  This week, Sanjay Kharod – NOFFN Executive Director – and Kevin Fitzwilliam talk with: Bridget Kelley of the Land Trust for Louisiana

Posted in FarmCity, News Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Grow Dat Youth Farm presents the launch of its weekly “Saturday Farm Stand”

Farm stand flyer-single

Starting Saturday, November 16 from 9am to noon and every Saturday you can purchase youth-grown produce in the City Park area’s only Saturday produce market. Get your weekly supply of fresh sustainably grown veggies, herbs and cut flowers direct from

Posted in FarmCity, News

City of New Orleans Celebrates Groundbreaking of Innovative Urban Farming Center – Growing Local NOLA


New Orleans, LA -Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network broke ground on a unique community farm and food center in New Orleans, “Growing Local NOLA”. Amid much celebrating, city and state officials, along

Posted in FarmCity, News Tagged with: , ,

David Young: Honey and Harvests in the Lower 9


Repost from Come Hungry: A Community Blog (FeastNOLA) Originally Posted on Sep 8, 2013 Written by Sarah Sievert As we begin to kick off the next round of proposal submissions, it’s only appropriate for us to take a look back

Posted in FarmCity, News

Partner Organizations: Do you need volunteers?


NOFFN occasionally hears from interested volunteers who we aren’t able to accommodate. These folks are ready and willing to volunteer, but unfortunately their available time doesn’t line up with our volunteer opportunities. We don’t want these potential volunteers’ good intentions

Posted in Network Opportunities, News

Changes to NOLA Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance concerning Urban Ag — Read & Comment before 11/30/13


Attention farmers, gardeners, growers! The City Planning Commission asking for comments on the proposed changes to the New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). There is a lot in there about urban agriculture! (Many of the comments and suggestions made by

Posted in Food Policy & Advocacy, News

All Things Local & NOFFN present The Urban Ag Hour – 10/12/13

Executive Director Sanjay Kharod of NOFFN speaks about the urban-farming scene with guests and urban farmers Dominique Adansi-Bona of House of Tribes Inc., Ramona Wallis, and Thaddaeus Prosper of Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods.  10/12/13 All Things Local & NOFFN podcast

Posted in FarmCity, News