This month’s piece is less a blog entry than a quick list of where our food goes. We frequently get asked who buys our produce, and as the list is a fairly long one, I tend to freeze up and forget everything, so this list is for my benefit as well. I am still bummed that we had to shut down our CSA program, but there’s not much to be done for it, I suppose the future belongs in other methods of distribution. Onwards.
First off, these are the restaurants who have bought from us over the last month, in no particular order:
Sarsaparilla (pop-up inside Dante's kitchen)
La Petite Grocery
Turkey and the Wolf
We sell a good little bit of our produce to Dryades Public Market and St. Roch Market as well, each of whom distribute our food further to other restaurants and through their respective CSA programs.
And here is a shorter list of the other restaurants and pop-ups who receive our produce availability and buy things from us occasionally:
Rock Paper Pie
Lenfant Terrible (RIP)
I have almost certainly missed a few places on this list, but we’ll live, the lot of us.
We also sell our vegetable and herb starts at places that are better known for their produce sales, most notably Holly Grove Market and Farm, but also at Dryades and St. Roch.
As many of you know, we sell our herb and veggie starts at the Thursday and Sunday Crescent City Farmer’s Markets, as well as at the Monday Refresh Farmer’s Market but we generally do not sell our produce at these locations, though we’ve begun dabbling in such sales again of late, so you might just maybe be able to receive some of our foodstuffs directly again soon.
So that’s where most of our Orleans parish grown, more organic than organic, delivered within hours of harvest produce ends up. All of the restaurants and other establishments listed above go out of their way to use local ingredients, as evidenced by their working with Southbound Gardens, because ordering produce from us is not the most convenient way to get food. It is the difference between ordering your christmas gifts on amazon prime and walking Magazine Street for the same. Go spend your dollars at these restaurants and restaurants like them, because they spend their dollars on us, and we in turn spend our effort on you, trying to get local food on your plate whenever possible, preferably from your own backyard. It's the late capitalism circle of life.
I hope you find this helpful and not too self-reverential. If you happen to work at a restaurant or pop-up that wants in on our hotsheet don’t hesitate to reach out. Heck, if you’re anyone at all who is interested in what comes out of our gardens week by week we’d be glad to add your email to the list.
Onwards. Ever onwards. Let’s keep growing together.
Ian writes these. Fearlessly.