New Orleans urban farming operation reaches beyond trends

05/1/2013

Urban farming may get a bad rap as a hipster fad in many cities, but in New Orleans, the Viet Village Urban Farm makes good on its mission to address food insecurity issues. On 3 acres in eastern New Orleans, the farm is vital for participants who need fresh produce. The farm provides food in an area in the eastern part of New Orleans where 60% of the city's urban population is served by just one supermarket. About 20% of the farm's produce is shared by member-owners, while another small percentage is sold at the local weekly Vietnamese farmers market. About 70% of the farm’s produce goes to restaurants. Read more.

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