"I Dig" Hollygrove Market & Farm

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hey Everybody! I visited Hollygrove Market & Farm (HGMF) in New Orleans and wanted to share my experience with you. "I dig" everything about it. They have a community garden, on-site urban farm, and a fabulous market that stays open 7 (SEVEN!) days a week. I thought that was impressive.

It's sad to say, but there are more fast food restaurants than places to buy fresh produce for some communities. Especially low-income areas. HGMF was specifically created to provide fresh produce for Hollygrove and New Orleans residents. Hollygrove residents can receive an additional 20% off prices at HGMF!

I found HGMF inviting, friendly (thanks cashiers below), welcoming, organized and a pleasure to shop! I'm definitely going back. There was ample parking and a wonderful assortment of FRESH produce, bread, nuts, gelato, sorbet, canned & dry food. There are scales for you to measure anything you want to buy. You can bring a tote or if you forget, there are small & large brown paper bags for you to put your items in. Everything is very convenient. They even have a home delivery service (check available zip codes). When I visited they were teaching children about gardening (see pic further down). There was even a gentleman that sold fresh fish and shrimp.

HGMF co-op's with LOCAL farmers, has a wonderful network of volunteers, and collaborates with a great group of partners such as my alma mater Tulane University.

I encourage my readers to do community outreach in their area. Educate yourself to what's going on in your community. Educate others, by either blogging about it or going into the community! Give what you can and volunteer your time! Everything helps! Have A Great Week and Happy Monday!(PICTURE HEAVY)

top: jcrew factory (here) // sandals & pants: talbots (similar) // fruit jewelry: thrifted // sunnies: chanel
nail polish: butter london cheeky chops (modeled here) // lipstick:mary kay apple berry




I cooked shrimp creole and made a garden salad with everything I purchased from Hollygrove Market & Farms.
Produce from a market tastes TOTALLY different than what comes from a store :)
BUY LOCAL!

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Annie Sand said...

Happy Monday, doll! Oh, I love to go to places like this! Sadly there aren't so many places like this in my area. I wish you a lovely day!

Carole Poirot said...

Ah, love places like that! Not only the freshness of the food, the smells and textures, but also the fact that they genuinely help local farmers who normally get ripped off by supermarkets. Shopping like this is definitely the way to go! Have a lovely Monday xo

Laura said...

It looks great Kim! I love fresh fruit from the market :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya Kim!! I agree with you, buying local is so important. It not only helps the Earth as a whole, but it keeps farmers in a job. And nothing tastes better than properly grown produce. I love markets like these, the air does smell wonderful and you find all kinds of things you don't always find in the big supermarkets. The more people go to these, the less business big corporate shopping stores will have a say in what people eat. People need to wake up to what they're being given, as a lot of supermarket things are full of bad stuff. And markets make it affordable for people who have little money and want to eat healthy foods, the supermarkets do not really. And everyone no matter what their income deserves good, healthy food to eat!! Super post doll :) I'm glad you enjoyed the weekend. May your new week be bliss too :)

Emma Henderson said...

Amazing photos Kim - and your outfit is so cute! Looks like a great day out. xo

Fashion art and other fancies said...

I love how hapy and healthy the fruits look. Don't you just adore swanning about at the farmers market?

kim bim said...

Hey sweetie, what's cooking? I smell something delicious. Everything in that farm is so inviting, Please kim next time you vist that farm tag me along lol, I wanna follow you to the farm,My system needs fresh stuff like all these ones am tired of early morning tuna sandwiches and junks. I love your outfit and that Jcrew top is super Awesome. I want your bracelet.

Find Me A Muse said...

Hi Kim,

That market looks amazing! I actually haven't seen one that mixes where items are grown and then sold. It really conveys how fresh everything is.

We have farmer's markets here that go to different locations on each Sunday of the month which are amazing! Definitely the best tasting produce and the atmosphere is brilliant.

Tina Bradley said...

Fab pics (Looking so pretty in that great outfit and the lip color you're sporting is spectacular, too!)!!! I try to eat more non-processed than processed foods these days, and I absolutely adore supporting locally grown produce markets! :) Great message and eye candy! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Style Journey said...

What an awesome post and awesome photos! Our neighborhood does a community market once a week to support local farmers. It's pretty great!

Mica T said...

It looks so nice Kim! We have farmers markets that come into the city every week, I used to go to them pretty regularly till I moved to offices down the other end of town. Was always nice having a browse and buying some yummy foods at lunchtime!


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Blond Duck said...

We never have good produce here! I'm dying!

Emmylou said...

Goodness! This place looks amazing. I love going to places like this too, but unfortunately, there's not a lot on our area. There's one downtown but the prices of the products are too exorbitant:(

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! You have no idea how much love this kind of place! I agree with, what it comes from markets has another and more tasty flavor than what is from the stores. Wish I was there to visit HGMF, looks so nice and for pure gourmets. The earrings and the bracelet you wore are perfect for the occasion, looking nice dear, I also like your lipstick! Have a great week ahead, kisses! xo

Vett Vandiver said...

I love local farms and local produce! how cute are you posing lol!

Laura Go said...

Shrimp creole! That sounds and looks delish! I am a huge market lover and buy almost all my groceries from my local market every week!

Grace said...

I love fresh markets! Whenever I can, I try to buy local! And I'm a sucker for the local honey that they have at those farmer's markets.

Have a great day!
Grace
A Southern Drawl

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Hiiii Kim, love your yellow and green outfit. Gosh it has been awhile, really miss you and your blog. This place you went to is awesome. There are a few farmers' markets but i dont frequent them very often due to the lack of time since i still have to get other things at grocery. It is like having to go to two places. Wish there is one closer to my house so i can buy from local farmers. Totally agree that produce tastes much better.

Irene said...

Great post, Kim! And good photos, the aubergine and zucchinis look delicious - they're some of my favourite vegetables :)
I've always heard that in the states it is more cheaper to get heavily processed fast-food than fresh food to cook your own healthy meals. Don't know how much trucht is in that but I think it's great that local residents get a 20% off their purchases.
Recently I've became more aware of my eating habits and I try to cook as much as possible and include more fresh vegetables and fruit in my diet.
Have a wonderful week you too and thanks for this great educational post :)
xoxo Irene

Thrifted Shift said...

Good for you! It's so important to know where your food comes from and to support local farmers!

Anya Jensen said...

Looks like a fab place to shop:) Denmark is full of homegrown stuff, but hardly any real farmers markets - we could learn from these guys. Happy day sweets
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TheTinyHeart said...

It is so great that you're supporting the local farmers! All that produce looks so fresh and I bet it tastes delicious :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Diva Desle said...

So cute! I love road tripping to farm stalls and getting fresh homemade goodies:-)

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Wow, amazing pics honey! I love this place and wish, I could visit this area one day! Lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, dry fruits...love them but i love your picture so much with lovely red lips <3

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh this market sounds amazing and love the Wild Four Breads logo and packaging. Wish I could go!

Ali of Dressing Ken

Lilli said...

Thanks dear Kim! xo

ROXTHEFOX said...

Wow these fresh fruits and dry fruits look absolutely delicious! How far is this from New Orleans.. I'm planning to visit again sometime soon so I'm gathering a list of all eating places I should visit!

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Hanna & Christel said...

beautiful pics

<3

Lorena said...

Kim I would love going to a place like this !
Lately i have been looking into what we eat, where it comes from and such. I have also been planting oregano, pineapples, papaya, macadamia, soursop - now i just have to wait a FEW YEARS.
HEHE; you look dashing in that color combo.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Places like this make me happy, don't know why , a lot of fresh things and colors!
love it!
ciao

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim, you are so cute in that yellow and green outfit and how fabulous are your earrings and bracelet! HGMF looks great and full of beautiful fresh produce. I enjoy visiting markets like this even virtually :) It's important to support local farmers.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Your post reminds me that I need to get to our local farmer's market stat!

always, koru kate

Nancy said...

this place looks amazing!! I would love to go there myself one day!
xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

two birds said...

what a great post with great ideas and beautiful pictures. this place sounds amazing! we got a CSA share as a gift for our wedding and i have loved using all the fresh veggies!

FASHION TALES said...

I love to support co-ops and places like this. They have a gret initiative, and also very nice that they offer delivering services. Thanks for sharing this Kim. You seem to visit amazing places there. xx/Madison

The Simply Kelly said...

really nice post.....like to go to this kind of farm market..
btw...i am getting better today and thanks so much kim
hav a nice day

Jessica said...

All of the veggies and fruits look delicious and all of your photos are wonderful.

Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

Coco said...

I can't believe you matched your outfit to the greeneries. Aren't you unique?? That aside, every month I visit a local shop providing 100% organic food of certified origin. I buy there my pasta (sadly great distribution pasta is made with whatever sort of grain), legumes and my precious shea butter. Great post sweet pea!
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Darcy said...

I love places like this! My boyfriend and I just started going to the farmers market... and its something we really enjoy doing together. It's becoming a sort of new tradition!

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Always Maylee said...

I totally love how fresh everything is at these markets. They can't be beat. And love your yellow striped top!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

LoveT. said...

Wow ,love that Market ,great Photos! You look gorgeous <3

kisses :*

jo said...

Hey Kimmy, I've never been to a farmers market and I'd love to! I love your outfit, the yellow and green looked so nice together. Keep me posted about that Athro lady, she shouldn't even be working for them! Anyway, have a great week. Stay positive!

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Kim're right buying market is a different experience than shopping in a supermarket, especially for the variety of products that can be found, the stew looks delicious!

www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

You look so cute. And the produce looks awesome.

Meghan Silva said...

I absolutely adore markets like this, it makes eating healthier a joy. Love the pictures Kim hope you have an awesome week ahead xo

Dawn GT said...

Heyyy Kim..

I love this post! The pics are very nice and you look really pretty!

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dawn

Claire said...

love the green and yellow outfit. so sunny! and how yummy do those fruits and veggies look? i do love a farmer's market!!!

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Anne said...

Kim I love going to the farmer's market on a Saturday morning although ours is on a much smaller scale to yours! Have a good week:)
~Anne

Sacramento Amate said...

Nothing I love better than a fruit and vegetable market.
I adore your fruit jewellery and your unique smile, my dearest Kim.
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Janice Lunes said...

OMG KIM!

Missed your blog so much !!! How are you?

I loved reading a post from you after so long lost my bookmarks on my ipad so I had to dig deep in my old posts to find you haha ;D

Got a new post up and can’t wait to see your opinion!

Happy Week!

Love,

Janice

Getting my dress on yo!

Nails My Dreams said...

Oh my gahd! Yummmmmmy!! I wish there was something like that here. I'd definitely go there everyday and buy fresh produce. lol. And that shrimp creole! Waaaa. You're killing me! *drools*
(>_<)

Sam said...

Hi Kim, this is definitely my kind of place, amazing fresh and wholesome produce that looks great! Would love to go veg shopping there.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I seriously wanna just pack up and move to where you are! You have the coolest, yummiest place in town!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Save some shrimp creole for me dear! I love a good farmer's market and wish we had more around here!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Kim, I just drooled on my keyboard!

Can you overnight me some good cookin!! PLEASE!!!