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We would like to thank all of the wonderful sponsors and people who helped to make our Party in the Garden a great success and a lot of fun! We celebrated the importance of Locally Grown Seasonal Produce, Local Businesses and Local People. And you all spoke about how important this to you by fully supporting us with your presence! We look forward to seeing you at our markets and future events.
To our Community Gardeners, Master Gardeners and the Grow Dat Youth Farmers all of Hollygrove Market & Farm for keeping our gardens flowing with fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers.
A very special thank you to Louisiana fresh, for the kind donation that kick started our fundraiser!
The Staff at Hollygrove Market & Farm
Our Fundraiser Committee
Friends In Need - for the silent auction
The Live Auctioneer John Calhoun and his band, Trey Ledford, Steve Walkup, Marcus Bronson
All of our Great Volunteers, too many to mention
Bill Ryal's Goat Dairy - www.rockingrboers.com/goat-dairy.html
Covey Rise Farms - www.coveyriselodge.com/farm.php
Mississippi Natural Products
Lauren Smith of Harmony Farms for her blueberries
Jay Martin for his Raw Honey
Stuart Gardner for his grass fed beef
www.ecoproductsstore.com gave us a great discount please support them for your compostable needs
Live Music by Los Po-Boy-Citos & the Swamp Lilies
Quigley Construction Company
And of course all the great chefs and fine restaurants of NOLA!
So here it is, the menu for the Party in the Garden Fundraiser. I would say more, but I think the menu speaks for itself. Tickets include all drinks, food, and entertainment. Click here to purchase tickets early and save $5 off the door price.
– Eggplant Amouse Bouche
– Blueberry Gazpacho with Beet and Tuna Ceviche, Red Potato Chips
-Blackberry Specialty Cocktail
Crescent Pie and Sausage Co.
– Corn Maque Choux (vegetarian)
– Berry Rum Punch
- Macon Fry Arugula Salad (vegan)
Hollygrove Market &Farm
– 360 Vodka with Pineapple Sage Syrup and Lime
– Spring Vegetable Soup (vegan)
La Petite Grocery
– Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritter with Herb Emulsion (vegetarian)
– Duck Liver Pate with Shiitake Confit, Watercress Salad and House Made Crackers
– Bruschetta with Ryal’s Dairy Goat Cheese, Heirloom Tomato, Mint, Olive Oil (vegetarian)
– Tea Sandwiches with Herb Cream Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber (vegetarian)
- Housemade Pimm’s Cup Infused with Fresh Coriander
– Chickpea Panisse with Squash Marmalade (vegan)
– Papaya Mint Bruschetta with Red Onion, Jalapeno, and Cilantro on House Made Flatbread (vegan)
– Fava Bean Bruschetta with Ryal’s Dairy Goat Cheese (vegetarian)
– Duck Confit with Housemade Rigatoni
- The Muse (Cucumber-Infused Gin, Strawberry Puree and St. Germain)
Two Cook for You Catering
– Farm Egg Salad Crostini, Spring Onion, Easter Egg Radish, House-Smoked Bacon
Ye Old College Inn
– Watermelon Gazpacho
-Wine from Pontchartrain Vineyards -
Just this past Tuesday, Hollygrove Market & Farm ventured into the world of vertical farming and aeroponics. Working with Doug Jacobs of AMPS (Aquaponic Modular Production Systems), Hollygrove Market & Farm installed four Tower Gardens in our community garden section. The Tower Garden is utilizes aeroponics, which is similiar to hydroponics, to grow a variety of lettuces, herbs, and fruiting vine plants (i.e., tomatoes, cucumbers, squash). This system is ideal for those who are tight on space since you can grow up without having to grow out. For more information on the aeroponics systems and pictures of the Tower Gardens at Hollygrove Markekt, head on over to the AMPS facebook page.
Come on out to Party in the Garden at Hollygrove Market & Farm on May 16th, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm. We'll have delicious cuisine from fine local restaurants including: Martinique Bistro, Lilette, Crescent Pie & Sausage Co., La Petite Grocery, Le Foret, Sylvain, Cafe Amelie, Pravda, & more! We'll also have live music by The Swamplilies and cocktails, wine, and beer from the best local mixologists, brewers, and vintners.
There will be a live auction, silent auction, and raffle. Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at any of the markets. The raffle prizes are as followed:
First Prize: North Shore Farm Tour ending with a farm yard dinner for (4) at Covey Rise Farms
Second Prize: Dinner for (2) at a local restaurant
Third Prize: Garden Gift Basket
Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door (tickets are limited). You can purchase tickets online or at any of our markets. All food & beverages are included with the cost of the ticket. All proceeds will go directly toward supporting the programs activities of Hollygrove Market & Farm. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 504-483-7037.
In the past few weeks, the staff of Hollygrove Market & Farm has been meeting with Doug Jacobs of the Tulane University Changemaker Institute to talk about the possibility of installing one of his Aquaponic Modular Production System (AMPS) on-site. The design, a project of Doug and waterswheel.org, utilizes Tower Gardens in a vertical aeroponics & aquaculture system to grow variety of vegetable and fruit crops & while growing fish, all without the need for soil or fertilizer.
The aeroponic system, located near our community gardens, will provide the market with hundreds of heads of lettuce per month while demonstrating innovative urban farming techniques.
With the assistance of a solar powered water pump, the fish waste water is pumped through the aeroponics system, providing all the nutrients the plants need. Not just an interesting design, this system is highly productive and will be a key component of Hollygrove Market & Farm's urban farming operations. We look to have the system up and running in the next 3-4 months here at the market and farm. For more detailed information on this system and its many applications, you can contact Doug Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally! After two long years, Hollygrove will finally accept credit/debit cards. No more runnin' to the ATM before you come to the market. In even bigger news, Hollygrove Market has just been approved to accept food stamps, so you will be able to use your EBT card in just a matter of weeks. We'll keep you posted when our EBT machine comes online...
1631 Seventh Street • New Orleans, LA 70115
504-895-6763 (phone) • 504-895-6637 (fax) • www.jerichohousing.org
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative, a neighborhood-based non-profit cultivating the revitalization of Central City, seeks a Fruit Tree Orchard Volunteer and Maintenance Coordinator (“the Coordinator”).
Jericho Road’s fruit tree orchard, located on previously vacant lot in the heart of Central City’s Faubourg Livaudais neighborhood, contains 33 fruit trees, from Kumquats and Limes to Persimmons and Figs. Planted in late fall 2010, the new trees require proper care to green and tall, and the neighborhood residents need a structured introduction to the orchard.
Responsibilities will include:
•Providing ongoing tree maintenance (watering, fertilizing, pruning, minimal harvesting).
•Clearing trash on and around site, and keeping all tools and materials organized.
•Organizing and leading events, such as:
oFertilizing Work Day
•Contacting (emailing and calling) resident volunteers prior to event.
•Opening up orchard for visitors during afternoon hours.
The Coordinator will be expected to work 40 hours per month, arranging weekend orchard events every 3 – 4 weeks. He/she will work directly with a Jericho Road staff member to organize all work. A small compensation will be provided. The Coordinator will be expected to commit to work from April 18th to August 15th, 2011, at which time the position and responsibilities will be reviewed.
If you would like to apply, please send a letter of interest explaining your qualifications to:
Program Manager – Vacant Land Management
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative
1631 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Applications will be accepted until March 28th, 2011.
Questions – please call or email:
(504) 895 – 6763 (ext. 6)
Do you have a fruit-bearing tree or edible plant on your property but neither the time, energy or materials to harvest it? If yes, volunteers from The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project would be happy to do it for you!
To further fulfill its mission of increasing the access of fresh, local produce to underserved populations in New Orleans, Hollygrove Market & Farm is pleased to announce The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project. This program will allow for city-wide harvesting of local fruits and edible plants from community space and private residential property. After homeowners and volunteers receive their share, surplus produce will all be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Over 1,500 lbs. of donated citrus headed off to Second Harvest Food Bank
Please register your tree or edible plant here and a staff person from Hollygrove Market & Farm will contact you with more information. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please email Megan Nuismer at email@example.com.
Thanks to a scholarship from the New Orleans Food and Farm Network, I spent last weekend in Chattanooga at the 20th annual Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Conference. I was surprised to find out that the first SSAWG gathering was in New Iberia Louisiana.
On our Thursday field trip, we visited the Sequatchie Cove Farm (http://sequatchiecovefarm.com). The whole operation is so beautiful that I felt like packing up my bags and taking the plunge to move out to the opportunity of the rural farm. They're raising the cleanest and happiest looking pigs, cows & sheep. After studying the art of cheese making in France, they got their creamery up and running with fantastic results. They believe in a whole farm system with help from their neighbors who take great care is breeding their animals.
The inside portion of the conference started on Friday. I spent some time hearing interesting things from mychorizal specialist Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain (http://www.mushroommountain.com/index.asp). Cotter is great . . . he recently discovered a mummified carpenter ant with mychorizaea spouting from its head. The mushroom matter had infiltrated its brain taking over from the inside out. Further research proved that the specimen was actually the queen. Interestingly, after the Gulf oil spill Tradd tried to no avail to start mycoremediation projects in our region. I told him that we can, and probably should still participate in these types of remediation projects. After all, accidents at refineries and chemical plants happen every day around here. Knowing about the networks below ground and how we can encourage them will undoubtedly raise the health of our plants and all of our depleted soil.
Overall, the conference was a tight knit group of farmers, marketers, and educators getting together to share things that worked as well as things that didn't in order to learn from each other.
Here at Hollygrove Market we like to celebrate the small victories. In the past couple months, one of our biggest little victories is the phasing out of the chincy looking folding tables and plastic tableclothes in exchange for rustic, reclaimed wooden furniture to hold our produce. Our friends over at the Preservation Salvage Store graciously donated their time and materials to make our store a little more pleasing on the eye, and we'd like to thank them for it.
This week, they outdid themselves, constructing a gorgeous display shelve and produce bin using nothing more than some reclaimed floorboards and scrap cedar planks. So next time you need some building materials for home improvement projects, head over to the Preservation Resource Center Salvage Store.