Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana, Inc.

The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana is a non-profit network of emerging farmers, enthusiastic gardeners and conscientious consumers brought together by a mutual love for fresh food, local economic growth and sustainable farming.

It has become clear in New Orleans and across the country that access to healthy, fresh foods as well as food security are serious issues. Over the last half-century more and more food has been grown on fewer and bigger factory-style farms. Pesticides, soil and water pollution and poor labor conditions are the engines of this growth-led model of agriculture. Finally, large factories take this fresh food and process it into fatty, unhealthy forms devoid of their original nutrient content.
 
Unfortunately, many urban areas no longer have access to fresh food, leaving them unhealthy and vulnerable. 

The Latino Farmers Cooperative believes in a different model.

  • Grow Local
  • Sell local
  • Create economic growth that is sustainable and just environmentally and socially

By turning urban blight into urban farms we beautify the city while creating a new space for people to learn about and participate in sustainable agriculture by creating their own agro-enterprise. Our members are trained in farming, market strategy, healthy diet and environmental sustainability.
 
Every week the Cooperative brings fresh, healthy produce, cheese, and free-range eggs to market, and in doing so, raises the standard of living of the Latino Community in Louisiana.
 
Mission: Cultivating a Better Life in Unity, Community, Equality
 
The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana, Inc. (LFCL) is a demand-driven, grassroots nonprofit organization planned and incorporated under the Louisiana Agriculture Cooperative Law. LFCL serves emerging farmers, enthusiastic gardeners and conscientious consumers by working together to provide access to farmland, resources, education and training so members can grow healthy food in urban sustainable farms, foster entrepreneurship and address the socioeconomic issues of the Latino community.
 
The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana is committed to bringing farming skills, healthy food and a sense of connection to the city for both adults and urban youth. By turning vacant lots into urban farms we beautify the landscape while creating a new space for people to learn about sustainable agriculture and create their own agro-enterprise.
 


Contact Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana, Inc.

Kathia Duran
Executive Director
4640 South Carrollton Ave, Suite 200
New Orleans, Louisiana  70119
Phone: (504) 333-3611
Fax: (504) 333-3614


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana


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