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VEGGI Launches CSA

Our CSA box is available for order now! Our first drop-offs will be next Thursday’s Crescent City Farmers Market at the American Can Company in Mid-City New Orleans between 3pm and 7pm. Read below about our CSA. You can order below!     Welcome to our CSA – Community Supported Agriculture   VEGGI’s goal is… Read more »

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Support VEGGI’s Indiegogo Crowdfunder!

We recently launched a crowdfunder on Indiegogo to help us raise $10,000 in order to bring electricity to our farm using solar power technology. We are currently expanding our farm operation and are aiming to build a solar powered system to pump water from a nearby renewable source to irrigate our farm. We looked into… Read more »

cMcxbhz0TfeKiyuNRALL_CSA Produce Box1

VEGGI Launches CSA

Our CSA box is available for order now! Our first drop-offs will be next Thursday’s Crescent City Farmers Market at the American Can Company in Mid-City New Orleans between 3pm and 7pm. Read below about our CSA. You can order below!     Welcome to our CSA – Community Supported Agriculture   VEGGI’s goal is… Read more »

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Rethink x VEGGI Youth Food Justice Collective

  The weather is cooling down for fall but we’re just getting warmed up.. for bridging interracial gaps that is. We are beginning a collabo program with Rethink – 9 months of education on food justice with 14 young people, ranging in age from 12 to 22. Together, we will become stronger advocates by learning about the… Read more »

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    VEGGI’s Earth Day Fundraiser Coming April 25

    We are excited to announce that we have new farm space in our community. This new space will allow us to create more jobs and provide more healthy food to our community and to the city of New Orleans. To celebrate, we will be throwing a fundraiser on April 25 at 11am-2pm in conjunction with… Read more »

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    NEW! Newsletter

    Hello, and welcome to our very first newsletter. We first shared it (in English and in Vietnamese) when we formally introduced who VEGGI is and what we do, to regulars at our monthly food bank. Let us know what you think. Enjoy.    

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    Helping Hands

    Happy Late New Year’s, everybody. It’s been cold on and off lately and our produce at the farm is shivering. Last week for three days, we had the help of fourteen students from the University of Berkeley, California. For the past four years, UC Berkeley students have come to learn about what we do by… Read more »

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    Thanks-Giving

    We’ve been on our relationship-building game this past weekend –  a Food for Black Thought (FBT) workshop with the young people of ReThink and Grow Dat Farm and a field trip with ReThink to Houma, Louisiana to be with the Houma Nation. Naya Jones of Austin and her partner Kevin briefly touched on the history… Read more »

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    Lower 9th Ward Farmer’s Market

    The weekend comes and then goes so quickly, don’t you think? Not this past weekend but the one before, the turnout for our first-ever Lower 9th Ward Farmer’s Market was swingin’. It’s an event we have started and will continue to host in collaboration with the 9th Ward organizations of: Capstone, Lower 9th Ward Village and… Read more »

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  • Yin to the Yang

    As of last month, VEGGI gained three new team members. Meet the ladies of VEGGI — Chika, Nam Thư and Victoria (C, V and NT from left to right above). Chika loves to laugh, and her joyful sound can be heard when she is working in the back of the farm all the way to… Read more »

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    Hello all. It’s been a minute since our last update but we’ll be keeping you posted more regularly. Check it out – growers Chú Joseph and Bác Thanh are the smiling faces of VEGGI in Edible New Orleans‘s very first issue for spring 2014. Christy Lorio did a great job of capturing the reason for… Read more »

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    We are very excited to have been featured in Wired Magazine’s December 2013 issue. The December issue of Wired features Bill gates and Bill Clinton focusing on innovative ways to solve world problems. Our farmers are being recognized for using innovative ways to grow food and combat food desserts. We are also very excited about… Read more »