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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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Healthy Sweet Potato & Veggie Bake

This spicy seasoning, concocted by the Walker family from Ville Platte as an alternative to other brands they felt relied too heavily on salt, adds a zest you won’t soon forget. Top a medley of vegetables with it, and all you need is a ribeye, chicken breast or any other center-plate protein to complete your […]

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Family Affair at Luckett Farms

A visit to their farms in Central or Pride – or a quick click on their website – shows that for locals Derek and Kacie Luckett, farming is a family affair. Passionate about growing, harvesting, and cooking fresh, healthy food, the Lucketts involve their children Dalton, 8, and Maycee, 4, in the seven-day-a-week working farm.

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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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