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Choose Locally Grown Plants and Produce from Southern City Farm


We grow the highest quality microgreens, herbs, sprouts, and edible flowers in New Orleans.

Get the freshest and the best tasting produce from Southern City Farm. Southern City Farm offers the best landscape design, plants, and installation in New Orleans.

Southern City Farm is a Local New Orleans company creating and contributing to spaces that embody the culture of South Louisiana, and specifically the City of New Orleans. We have a team of licensed horticulturist and landscape architects ready to provide all your needs. 

Community, Food, and Music; these are the things we enjoy the most here. These are the things that bring us together to celebrate Life.  

It is our goal at Southern City Farm to create environments that celebrate this culture. 

We currently focus on two aspects of our culture: landscape and agriculture. 

With this Vision in mind, Southern City Farm designs and builds landscapes for our community. 

We create all types of landscapes, with a focus on bringing that unique Southern Charm into each design. 

All of the plants we use are from our own nursery in Lower Coast Algiers, which we source from growers throughout the South, primarily Forest Hill, Louisiana. 

Southern City Farm celebrates the Local Food Economy in New Orleans. 

We provide the highest quality microgreens, sprouts, and edible flowers to restaurants, markets, and directly to consumers in New Orleans. 

We also provide vegetable and herbs starts, and all types of Edible Plants and Edible Gardens to the Community of New Orleans.

What is Local Agricultural Produce?

Locally grown food are those produced by local farmers and local plant growers.

They are usually sold in farmers’ markets, a physical retail place where these locally grown foods are sold to consumers by the farmers themselves.

We sell directly to consumers with less transport, less handling, less refrigeration, and less time in storage so that our produce goes directly to your table in its freshest state.

You can enjoy our produce in a better variety and in a healthier and fresher condition.

A study describes local agriculture in two ways:  using native plant species that have been studied and commercialized and food production from field to plate.

We have identified and sourced plant species that are locally available and that have potential to thrive in the environment and culture of New Orleans.

Why Buy Locally Grown Produce?

You have probably heard a lot about how locally grown food can help the environment and local farmers in many ways.

As a local producer, we pride in our local plant knowledge to grow plants that are well-accustomed to the New Orleans soil and natural conditions.

We have chosen plant varieties that are superior in their adaptation to the weather changes and patterns in our locality.

Here are the delightful reasons why you should buy locally grown plants and produce from Southern City Farm:

  • You are showing support to local farmers and nurseries like us by purchasing locally grown plants.  Thus, our growing fields will stay green and you help the community breathe cleaner air.

You also help promote small-scale entrepreneurship, sense of community, and the cultural and physiological relationship between individuals and the seasonal availability of different plant produce.

  • You help save on fuel and transportation costs because the lesser the proximity of food production and consumption leads to less waste and lower inputs of energy for transport, storage, and preservatives, and many other inefficiencies in agriculture.
  • We bring fresher produce to the marketplace or the farmers’ market.  We do this by perfect timing, selling produce only when they are about to hit their perfect bloom.  We offer our produce better and adjust our inventory to the marketplace faster than those who need to transport their plant harvest from a distance.
  • The produce you buy from us is potentially healthier because we do not use preservatives and the nutritional value is not reduced.  In this short-chain production system, our fresh produce is not heavily processed.

Studies have shown that the use of local plants will result in vegetable foods that are highly nutritious, palatable, and easily digested.

  • Local plants that thrive and are adapted to the local environment are better able to survive and produce high yields of nutritionally-rich foods.  This involves fewer inputs to water, fertilization, and control of pests and diseases.
  • You help prevent the spread of disease and the effects of exotic plant invasions from invasive species.  In this way, the risk of introducing foreign bugs and disease problems is prevented.

Profitable Plants to Grow at Home in New Orleans

Take advantage of this opportunity as we present to you the local produce that we grow in our farm and that you can grow at home whether you have a large piece of land or a small, indoor garden.

Here are plants that you can grow every month of the year, along with activities for existing plants in your garden here in New Orleans:

  1. January – vegetables like beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, mustard, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants
  2. February – similar vegetables planted in January, pruning of hardy fruit trees like peach, pear, plum, and planting hardy trees, shrubs, and ground covers for your landscape
  3. March – plant warm-season vegetables like tomatoes and bell peppers, cucumbers, corn, snap beans, and squash
  4. April – Plant hot weather vegetables like eggplants, peanuts, pumpkins, hot peppers, lima beans, okra, yard-long beans
  5. May – plant similar vegetables in April
  6. June – Plant herbs like basil, perilla, sesame, mints, oregano, lemon balm, garlic chives, rosemary, tarragon
  7. July – vegetables like cantaloupes, collards, cucumbers, okra, luffa, pumpkins, shallots, squashes, and watermelons
  8. August – vegetables similar to those planted in January
  9. September – Transplant tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, bush snap beans, and bush lima beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
  10. October – transplant vegetables similar to those in September
  11. November – plant beet, cabbage, carrot, celery, collard, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, mustard, onion, spinach, and turnip.  Include planting herbs like celery, chervil, parsley, chives, lemon balm, oregano, tarragon, mints, oregano, rosemary, thyme, lavender, and chamomile
  12. December – Plant vegetables like beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, mustard, onions, radish, shallots, spinach, and turnips

Choose Locally Grown Plants and Produce from Southern City Farm

It is a far better choice to purchase at a local nursery or farm like Southern City Farm that has grown your produce in conditions similar to your native soil in New Orleans.

Our local plants have flourished in the New Orleans landscape and conditions, contributing to a healthy ecosystem and a rich ecological function.

We are dedicated to making you aware of where your food comes from and how it is grown.  We are careful and diligent local plant growers that provide you one of your most basic needs in its freshest and most nutritious state.

Drop us a message or give us a call at 504-214-7521.

Southern City Farm Team
ANDREW

Andrew Prat, Co-Founder and Owner, is a licensed Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist. He is a New Orleans native who graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2014. In addition to many behind the scenes responsibilities, Andrew heads the landscaping section of the company creating designs, providing estimates, performing and overseeing landscape installations, and purchasing plants for installations and our retail nursery. Andrew is also the frontline contact for micro-green sales and purchasing. He is always available to take your questions and orders, and help you make your landscaping dreams come true!

CHELSEA

Chelsea Digby grew up in Hernando, Mississippi. She went to Ole Miss, and returned to Hernando to work as a legal assistant before moving to New Orleans to take on her next adventure. Chelsea’s work at SCF spans throughout all aspects of the company from horticulture and landscape design, to cooking and writing. Her most valued skill is her vision and attention to detail. She has the ability to turn any space into an entire experience. She gives character to everything she touches, and is a vital part of what makes Southern City Farm so special. She can’t wait to welcome you to our Farm this Spring!

ETHAN

Ethan Hagen grew up in Ohio where he received his Bachelors at Ohio University. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee where he received his Masters in Plant Biology. He spent several years in the agriculture and landscape industries in San Diego before joining us here in New Orleans. Ethan is the Farm Manager. He grows the highest quality, most flavorful microgreens and makes sure the nursery plants are always looking beautiful. He also keeps the Farm in tip-top shape, so that when you come to visit, you want to keep coming back! He enjoys the outdoor opportunities New Orleans provides, and particularly enjoys canoeing on the bayous.

MILEY

Our resident farm mascot, Miley is about 8 years old. She was adopted from a shelter in Southaven, MS. Rescues are the best! She can normally be found lounging in some shade and sniffing the air. She loves to check on the cows next door. She’d love to tell you hi when you come shop with us at one of our upcoming sales!

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