Descant Ranch is a family owned and operated famr located in Franklinton, LA, which is about an hour and 20 minutes north of New Orleans in the heart of Washington Parish. They grow blueberries, watermelons, bell peppers, squash, cayenne peppers and pumpkins. They recently acquired their GAP certification for blueberries and watermelons.
Poche' Family Farms was started in 2013 as a family venture out of a desire to eat well. They are located in Independence, LA and are focused on sustainable agriculture by using cover crops, organic pesticides and natural fertilizers whenever possible. They grow tomatoes, lettuce, squash, okra, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, collards, kale, etc. You can find them at local farmer's markets in New Orleans and Hammond. In 2015, they were awarded $5,000 through the Greener Fields Together
Grant Program, Cultivating Change
. They will be using this money to build more high tunnels to grow their farm and products. Congrats!
Eubanks Produce Farm was started two generations ago by Pat Eubanks. Pat raised traditional southern produce such as peas, butterbeans, potatoes, watermelons and pecans on his small Lucedale, Mississippi farm.Their mission is to provide a safe, economical and healthy supply of produce to their customers in a manner of integrity that honors their family farming heritage.
Star Nursery Belle Chasse is a family-owned citrus nursery and orchard with four-generations of expertise. Their unique location makes for a unique growing experience. The family is dedicated to quality products, great customer service and fair pricing.
Establish in April 2004 in Poplarville, MS, their story is simple. Jeff and Don both have agricultural backgrounds and a love of farming and wanted to build their own blueberry farm. Today their blueberries are naturally grown (with a little nutritional supplementation). The soil around South Mississippi is ideal for growing blueberries, and with the right amount of drip irrigation, their blueberry plants grow quite well! They are stewards of the land, so they use minimal to no chemicals on the blueberry plants. Blueberry fruit is usually ripe and available about Memorial Day until around Independence Day.
With over 30 years of growing and production experience, N&W Farms, Inc. is committed to the growing and packaging of quality Mississippi Sweet Potatoes. N&W is also committed to high quality agricultural and safe handling practices. They have been leading the way in sweet potato production and packaging since 1983. Based is Vardaman, Mississippi they have been innovating the Sweet Potato industry for years.