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
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 :)