FARM STAND

FARM-STAND
Check out the FARM STAND Saturday, November 16 from 9am to noon and every Saturday through June 2014 to 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 our farm in City Park! Their specialties include salad mix, arugula, lettuce, kale, chard, and a variety of herbs.

Produce is grown and sold by youth employees who are training as young leaders through the work of organic farming. Youth will be providing free tours of our fields, eco-campus and bayou corridor.

All proceeds will go to further our mission to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food.

Saturdays from 9am-Noon
November 16 – June 14
(closed Nov. 30, Dec. 28, March 1)

150 Zachary Taylor Dr.
between Pan Am Stadium and Dog Park

Grow Dat market opens by Melinda Shelton

Here’s more good news for farmers market supporters: the Grow Dat Youth Farm at City Park launches its new Saturday market on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Farm assistant and market manager Sarah Howard said youngsters from the area grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers at the farm, which is located at 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, between NOLA City Bark and Pan Am stadium.

Howard said youth learn organic farming—and leadership skills—at the program’s eco-campus, which includes buildings created out of lime-green painted shipping containers. For more information, email Howard at sarah@growdatyouthfarm.org, or call 504.598.2743. She said visitors will receive a tour.

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