This past month, Mei-ling Hom and David have been volunteering at the farm and working on their Tea Square project. Both are artists in residence and have done varied visual artwork about living organisms, often using biodegradable materials for agricultural art-related projects. They envisioned VEGGI experimenting in the tea niche, growing a local and culturally relevent product for community members and wanted to create a rest area to accompany it.
Last minute budget withdrawal called for improvisation and Mei-ling and David sold their artwork to raise money, and found many dumped materials to repurpose, such as palm log and untreated wood. Dash Lumber & Supply also kindly donated wood for this project. The tea plants should be ready to harvest from in 2 or 3 years time.
We really appreciate your hard work and contribution, Mei-ling and David! And thanks to Dash Lumber & Supply for donating the materials!
VEGGI Farmers Cooperative will be hosting a fundraiser to celebrate Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, on Saturday, February 13th at 3pm. If you are in the New Orleans area, come join us as we celebrate a fresh start to the new year along with great food and company.
We will be making traditional bánh xèo, a Vietnamese style rice flour crepe, shaved ice, alongside food from several restaurants. Beer, soft drinks, and water will also be available.
To join in the fun, purchase a ticket by clicking here and join us. There are two types of tickets:
- $15 ticket is good for entry and all-you-can-eat food at the event.
- $25 ticket includes both food and drinks (beer included)
We will have food from the following restaurants:
with possibly more!
Saturday February 13th, 3-6pm
4626 Alcee Fortier Blvd., Ste. E
New Orleans, LA 70129
Your ticket and beverage purchases will go towards helping us reach our fundraising goals for the year. This is also our farewell party for Daniel Nguyen, who has been at the forefront of VEGGI’s development since the beginning. He will be transitioning to a new job in Feb 2016. As you know, VEGGI operates as a non-profit and relies on the support of our customers, grantmaking foundations, and people like you.