Our School's partner restaurants - the buyers of our delicious sprouts, microgreens and other produce grown on our farm:
"What is Good Food?
Good Food is delicious and healthy food from our communities – fresh from local farmers who grow and sell sustainably and ethically on local land.Good Food also does good. In New Orleans, people, restaurants and organizations are coming together and using Good Food to do good for our city and region. “Eat Here” is an invitation to join this movement. By choosing markets and restaurants within these networks, you build our local Good Food Movement.
Consider this map a guide to doing good while eating Good Food in New Orleans.
Notice the arrows depicting relationships between New Orleans farms, markets, restaurants and community food projects. When you – the individual consumer - enter this picture, these relationships become powerful. By spending your money at the places on this map, you can join this network and assume the role of a funder – helping do good with Good Food.At restaurants across the city, you can choose dishes featuring produce from Louisiana and Mississippi farmers, sourced by Hollygrove Market and Farm and Crescent City Farmer’s Market. Both projects have forged significant relationships between regional farmers and New Orleans restaurants and households. Supporting these markets increases the economic viability of farming and strengthens our regional food economy.At the same restaurants, you can enjoy sprouts and microgreens from Our School at Blair Grocery in the Lower Ninth Ward. Purchasing these dishes supports a community school that uses Good Food as a means to create jobs and empower youth. Within the experiential curriculum of the sprouts business, students become social entrepreneurs, gaining the skills necessary to build solutions to the challenges facing their communities.You can do good with Good Food outside the restaurant too. Visit Crescent City Farmers Market at any of their three locations and bring your food stamps to get twice the groceries; visit Hollygrove and their partner markets (like Blair Grocery’s Our Market) and support their work to increase access to Good Food for everyone.Join us! Eat here and build our Good Food Movement."
If you are headed this way for the Community Food Security Coalition Conference this coming weekend, the map will be included in your conference materials. It highlights local food networks and places to support Good Food in New Orleans - at markets, restaurants, and community food projects. Take a look! Many thanks to Jakob Rosenzweig for the great design.
If you're from NOLA, or if you're headed to town this weekend for the conference, we encourage you to support Good Food and OSBG by choosing to eat and shop at these spots!