With its year around growing season, Louisiana is the perfect place for farms. We’ve listed some farms we’ve found (thank you, www.localharvest.org ) and hope you will support them and maybe start a farm of your own!
Start your own farm
Because there’s a (farmers) market for them. Read this Times Picayune article
Read this: Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow
Read this: Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth
LSU Ag center Get it Growing Guide
NOLA Food & Farm Network’s Guide to City Farms
Add a CSA?
Read this: Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
Visit the USDA’s Guide to CSAs
Visit the Biodynamics’s Intro to CSAs
Belle Ecorce Farms
6939-G Main Hwy, St. Martinville, LA 70582
Belle Ecorce Farms is a small farmstead and artisan cheese producer. Our licensed goat dairy and small fromagerie is located in South Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun Country. Belle Ecorce Farms is committed to making natural, old-world styles goat cheeses without the use of preservatives, additives, hormones, or antibiotics We make fresh, ripened, & aged (raw & pasturized milk) goat cheeses using French-Acadian artisinal methods.
What they offer: Artisan cheeses, goat milk cheeses
Berry Sweet Orchards
5110 Brown Road, Ethel, LA 70730
Berry Sweet Orchards is Louisiana’s first state-certified organic “you-pick” blueberry orchard. Family owned and operated since 1990 by Cliff and Susan Muller. Along with several mouthwatering blueberry varieties to choose from, Berry Sweet Orchards also offers an array of other seasonal certified organic produce, including thornless blackberries, heirloom tomatoes, squash, melons, and more. Organic blueberry varieties at Berry Sweet Orchards include: Austin, Brightwell, Climax, Delite, Premier, Tifblue, and Woodard
What they offer: U PICK- organic blueberry, thornless blackberries, heirloom tomatoes, squash, melons, and more.
Blue Harvest Farms
78495 Highway 21, Covington, LA 70435
Blue Harvest Farms is a You Pick ‘Em farm located in Covington at 78495 Highway 21. Blue Harvest Farms is commited to a natural approach to pest and weed control. NO CHEMICALS USED. Our focus is not only on the quality of the fruit, which we know will not disappoint, but the beauty of the land as well. COME WATCH US GROW! Please give us a call to check on weather conditions and possible changes in schedule.
What they offer: U PICK- organic blueberries
8916 Brookshire Road, Abbeville LA, 70510
(337) 893-5115, email@example.com
Brookshire Farm produces grass finished, dry aged beef, pastured veal, and meat goats. Our animals are fed on open pastures without growth supplements, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or other synthetic additives.
What they offer: Dry aged beef, pastured veal, meat goats
Earth Friendly Farms
11574 Hwy 190, Kinder LA 70648.
(337) 738-5218, firstname.lastname@example.org
At Earth Friendly Farms, the cows rule! We raise grass-fed beef without any hormones or antibiotics. These free-ranged calves have plenty of fresh water and sunshine. Grass is highly managed to maintain top-quality forage for animals. Will sell live in 1/4, 1/2 or whole.
What they offer: Grass-fed beef without any hormones or antibiotics
12798 Muse Lane, Clinton LA 70722
(225) 683-8406 email@example.com
EquiTerra Farm is a small horse-powered organic farm 40 miles north of Baton Rouge. We raise pastured broilers free of hormones and antibiotics. Our farm fresh broilers graze on lush pastures grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. We also raise premium quality blueberries, figs, muscadines, blackberries and assorted vegetables.
What they offer: Pastured broilers free of hormones and antibiotics, premium quality blueberries, figs, muscadines, blackberries and assorted vegetables.
Gotreaux Family Farms
205 Facile Road, Scott LA 70583
(337) 873-0383, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gotreaux Family Farms is a small-scale family farm that offers a variety of wholesome foods. Available to you are pastured poultry, ducks, lamb, eggs from pastured chickens and Tilapia fish which are all fresh on our farm and free from added chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones.
What they offer: Pastured poultry, ducks, lamb, eggs from pastured chickens,Tilapia fish, turkeys for thanksgiving, veggies
6397 Highway 39, Braithwaite, LA 70040
L’Hoste Citrus is home of the organic satsuma and other organic citrus fruits! In the Fall, look for our organic navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, meyer lemons, and Satsumas. In the Winter, we’ll also have louisiana sweets, tangelos, mandarins, and kumquats. L’Hoste Citrus is a proud vendor of the New Orleans Crescent City Farmer’s Markets and Baton Rouge Red Stick Farmer’s Markets.
What they offer: Organic satsuma and other organic citrus fruits
Port Hudson Organics
1340 Plains Port Hudson, Zachary, LA 70791
Port Hudson Organics is located just outside of Zachary, Louisiana. We specialize in organically grown seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We are open to the public throughout the late spring and summer growing season, from mid-May through early September. This season, we have become beekeepers as well, and fresh honey is now available!
What they offer: Organically grown seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers, fresh honey
Whispering Pines Farm
PO Box 853, Loranger LA 70446
(985) 878-8783, email@example.com
Whispering Pines Farm is a small family farm that may as well be run by our animals. They are in charge. We are proud to offer grass fed beef and pork, as well as pasture raised chicken, and free-range chicken and duck eggs. We also offer pasture raised turkeys for the holidays. Place your order early as all of our animals are raised free of hormones and antibiotics.
What they offer: Grass fed beef and pork, pasture raised chicken, free-range chicken and duck eggs, pasture raised turkeys for the holidays.