New Orleans Food & Farm Network http://www.noffn.org Food. Farms. Communities. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:20:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 NOFFN Announces Food & Farm Works @ Edible Enterprises – An Incubator for Local Food and Farm Entrepreneurshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/12/noffn-announces-food-farm-works-edible-enterprises-incubator-local-food-farm-entrepreneurs/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/12/noffn-announces-food-farm-works-edible-enterprises-incubator-local-food-farm-entrepreneurs/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:20:48 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8882 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

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Lower 9th Ward Farmers Market – 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10am-1pmhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/10/lower-9th-ward-farmers-market-1st-3rd-saturdays-10am-1pm/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/10/lower-9th-ward-farmers-market-1st-3rd-saturdays-10am-1pm/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:54:14 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8876 Lower 9th Ward Farmers Market First and Third Saturday of each month 10 AM to 1 PM 1205 Charbonnet Street, New Orleans, La 70117 Seasonal Produce Raw Honey Food In collaboration with:  Capstone, Lower 9th Ward Village, SUA (Supporting Urban

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Autumn Re-Opening of Algiers Farmers’ Market – Oct 18, 2014, 9am-12pmhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/10/autumn-re-opening-algiers-farmers-market-oct-18-2014-9am-12pm/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/10/autumn-re-opening-algiers-farmers-market-oct-18-2014-9am-12pm/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:07:01 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8865 Saturday, October 18, marks the autumn re-opening of the Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, a community gathering place and venue for local food, art, and culture on Teche Street in historic Algiers. Born of a partnership between Old Algiers Main

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Swap Meet NOLA in Mid-City seeks Farmershttp://www.noffn.org/2014/10/swap-meet-nola-mid-city-seeks-farmers/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/10/swap-meet-nola-mid-city-seeks-farmers/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:52:51 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8870 Calling All Vendors! Swamp Meet NOLA is seeking Farmers, gardeners, artists, baker​s, jewelry makers, & vendors  of antiques, collectables, & used goods Vendors can try it for free. No Vendor fees on your 1st day. The event is held every Saturday at

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New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) – Growing Green Programhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/06/nora-growing-green/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/06/nora-growing-green/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:04:46 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8448 A pdf of this information is available here. The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) has a list of a number of uncommitted properties. This means it has not been designated for housing or any other use. Since this lot is

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ED Blog – Confessions of a Non-Profithttp://www.noffn.org/2014/06/ed-blog-confessions-non-profit/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/06/ed-blog-confessions-non-profit/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:57:58 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8830 Think about the future. Not real far off; say only 6 years away – 2020. Where will your food come from? The dominant producer of the US’s fruits and veggies — California, check out its dominance — is in a

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5 Boro Farm’s Data Collection Toolkit helps measure how your garden/farm supports the health of your communityhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/06/5-boro-farms-data-collection-toolkit-helps-measure-gardenfarm-supports-health-community/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/06/5-boro-farms-data-collection-toolkit-helps-measure-gardenfarm-supports-health-community/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:57:39 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8821 from our friends over at 596 acres, a new innovative resource: Five Borough Farm‘s Data Collection Toolkit is now online! Created by Farming Concrete and The Design Trust for Public Space, this toolkit is a great resource for measuring how your garden supports the health

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5 Borough Farms – How to Measure the Impact of Urban Aghttp://www.noffn.org/2014/06/5-borough-farms-measure-impact-urban-ag/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/06/5-borough-farms-measure-impact-urban-ag/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:49:18 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8819 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

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Blog: Rewards of Seasonal Eatinghttp://www.noffn.org/2014/05/embracing-rewards-seasonal-eating/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/embracing-rewards-seasonal-eating/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 01:57:02 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8810 Seasonal eating is something that many Americans take for granted. Look around! We love and live in a state that has embraced seasonal statewide eating for as long as Louisiana’s agricultural bounty has been harvested and utilized. Even former residents

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Attention Growers – Survey request for USEPA studyhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/05/attention-growers-survey-request-usepa-study/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/attention-growers-survey-request-usepa-study/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 23:07:41 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8803 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

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Growers Guild of New Orleans Social Aid & Pleasure Club- New Resource!http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/growers-guild-new-orleans-social-aid-pleasure-club-new-resource/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/growers-guild-new-orleans-social-aid-pleasure-club-new-resource/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 22:48:47 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8800 A new email listserve has been created to help local growers (re)connect, share resources, experiences, knowledge, etc. and receive social aid and pleasure! Many  have expressed interest in some form of Growers Guild or Association and  this listserve can provide

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5/22/14, 6-10:30pm, Propeller Pop Graduation & Benefithttp://www.noffn.org/2014/05/52214-6-1030pm-propeller-pop-graduation-benefit/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/52214-6-1030pm-propeller-pop-graduation-benefit/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 22:26:15 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8797 When: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM Where: Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Avenue, New Orleans , LA 70125, Get Map Details: It’s a celebration of the social innovators — NOFFN was a fellow this year — launching

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5/24/14, 10am-12pm, Vertical Aeroponic Gardening Workshop with VertiFarmshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/05/52414-10am-12pm-vertical-aeroponic-gardening-workshop-vertifarms/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/52414-10am-12pm-vertical-aeroponic-gardening-workshop-vertifarms/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 22:07:28 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8792 VertiFarms’ vertical aeroponics workshop on 5/24 will introduce  you to the fundamentals necessary to maintain your own vertical aeroponic tower. New Orleans Magazine “Restaurant of the year” winner, Chef Dominique of Dominique’s on Magazine will provide pesto crostini’s using fresh

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5/28/2014, 10:30am-3:30pm – Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & Food Safety Workshophttp://www.noffn.org/2014/05/5282014-1030am-330pm-good-agricultural-practices-gap-food-safety-workshop/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/05/5282014-1030am-330pm-good-agricultural-practices-gap-food-safety-workshop/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 21:19:07 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8780 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

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NOFFN thanks Habitat for Humanity’s Attack the Block in helping out at its community farmhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/04/noffn-thanks-habitat-humanitys-attack-block-helping-community-farm/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/04/noffn-thanks-habitat-humanitys-attack-block-helping-community-farm/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:07:51 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8720   As part of its 3rd Annual Attack the Block program, college student volunteers to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) spent a day of their spring break this year helping NOFFN create several growing beds at their offices

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Volunteers needed – A Growing Playce for Collaborative Communityhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/04/volunteers-needed-growing-playce-collaborative-community/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/04/volunteers-needed-growing-playce-collaborative-community/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:27:58 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8715 A Growing Playce for Collaborative Community needs volunteers on ongoing at various established sites. Additionally, we are in the negotiating process of obtaining property for an Intentional Community, centered around collaboration, diversity, environmental and social sustainability, with a vision of

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Blog – Embracing Challenges & Creating Opportunities for Urban Agriculturehttp://www.noffn.org/2014/04/blog-embracing-challenges-creating-opportunities-urban-agriculture-blog-article/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/04/blog-embracing-challenges-creating-opportunities-urban-agriculture-blog-article/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:07:18 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8697 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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Vintage Garden Farms needs internshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/vintage-garden-farms-needs-interns/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/vintage-garden-farms-needs-interns/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:35:48 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8692   Vintage Garden Farms needs interns for seeding, weeding, planting, harvesting and preparing for native plant nursery stock.  Natural growing practices are applied to grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and native plants to sell at farmer’s markets and to residents around New Orleans.

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Groundspeakers Convening – 3/20 @6 pm @Propellerhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/groundspeakers-convening-320-6-pm-propeller/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/groundspeakers-convening-320-6-pm-propeller/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:16:25 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8682 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

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Finance section of the FarmCity Toolbox is availablehttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/finance-section-farmcity-toolbox-available/ http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/finance-section-farmcity-toolbox-available/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:38:24 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8650 NOFFN’s goal is to foster a sustainable, diverse food system by supporting small and midsized farms and farm-related businesses, both in the city and within the region. Our work is premised on the importance of successful small and midsized farms

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