When on the hunt for farm-fresh produce in the New Orleans area, the West Bank probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind.
Great seafood? Sure.
The best Honduran food in the city? Absolutely—but definitely not garden beds full of beets and bok choy.
In Marrero, a small but mighty contingent of restaurants, nonprofits and farmers is working to change that perception, as its members construct an oasis of locally sourced produce and innovative urban farming techniques.
Just over a year after the grand opening of Wendell Pierce’s first Sterling Farms grocery store in Marrero, Cafe Hope — a local farm-to-table restaurant working to train at-risk youth — is playing host to the area’s first-ever Local Food Fest on Sunday, April 6.
Located on site in and around the restaurant’s garden, the event boasts a strong roster of participating local restaurants, including Coquette, Maurepas Foods and Sylvain, which will be serving up dishes using seasonal ingredients from nearby farms.
“Cooking is inseparable to the work being done on boats, fields, and kitchens,” said Chef Melissa Martin of Café Hope. “I’m here to support my purveyors because they make the dishes come alive—they are the stories behind the vegetables and meats I coax onto a plate.”
Free and open to the public, Local Food Fest also provides a chance for festgoers to get a little bit of green back in their diets after a weekend full of porcine indulgences at Hogs for the Cause.
What: Local Food Fest
Where: Café Hope
1101 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero, La. 70072
When: Sun., April 6, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
who went down first, Adam or Eve?
Code Trading System and figure out how to trade and after that move to South…
I’m doing really well with oil trading. I am using this Code Trading System method,…
I feel really bad for people in this economy, I like everyone have been struggling…
Trading the futures is where the new money is at the best website I've found…
I simply as of late set myself free by figuring out how to trade and…