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From Local Farms to Your Table

June is a good time for local produce, and we have a cornucopia of this year’s yield in store.

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Ben and Ben Becnel Farms

The father and son team of Ben & Ben Becnel, Inc., has been farming 250 acres in Plaquemines Parish for more than 40 years, and is widely known for their Creole tomatoes and Louisiana citrus. Along with tomatoes, the farm is currently harvesting okra, squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, cantaloupes and watermelons. This Sunday, July […]

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The Harvest is Plenty

And laborers are, too. Though delayed slightly this year by late freezes in March and a week of heavy rainfall in May that flooded their fields, local farmers say seasonal fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready for the table. In fact, with fresh deliveries of two dozen varieties this week alone, our produce team […]

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