Posts tagged #Farmers Market

We Are THANKful for YOU!

The past few months have truly been a blessing. I want to take a few minutes to make sure each and every one of our supporters knows how very grateful I am for you. THANK YOU! If I could squeeze you, you know I would! We have grown our business so much lately and are making huge strides towards our mission of sustaining farmers, creating jobs and allowing our amazing community to enjoy more delicious foods that are not only made here, but GROWN right here in our backyards.

Last month we were fortunate enough to be invited to attend Terra Madre otherwise known as the birth place of Slow Food in Turino, Italy. For those of you that do not know about Slow Food, in short its the idea that 'our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.' There is an entire international organization that is dedicated to this way of life and it started in Italy! Every 2 years it conveins in Turino and brings individuals from all walks of life together to what I like to call, the same dinner table. These individuals represent every connection we have to the way food is grown, harvested, manufactured or prepared and enjoyed including producers, distributors, farmers, believers, professors, manufacturers, eaters, bartenders and this list can go on and on. Being my first time, I sat back and took it all in. To be able to look around the rooms and just be in complete awe of the magnitude of this organization was moving. It truly is astounding at how important food is to our society and how we survive. I feel like I have new eyes now. Ones that have been awakened. Upon my return to the US, I have hit the ground running and am now more than ever just unbelievably excited to be creating so many amazing products alongside the hardworking friends of mine that we call, farmers.

These farmers are really doing all the hardwork day in and day out to ensure that millions of Americans can provide delicious foods for their families on their Thanksgiving dinner tables. In my opinion, this holiday is the most important holiday to spend a few extra dollars at the Farmer’s Market or with other small businesses that can help make an impact in our farmers lives. 

This season is filled with abundant produce like Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Collard Greens and Kale. Pecans have been harvested and the Turkey’s are just right. Oh, and did I mention that the Louisiana Citrus season is well underway? Below, I have listed all the ways to spend your holiday budget back into our community, with lots of options to support our local farmers. 

Locally Preserved wishes everyone a very thankful Thanksgiving and promises to always make your holidays extra sweet. 

Thanks again for helping us all Grow Together Locally,

xo Emily & the Locally Preserved Team

Posted on November 24, 2014 and filed under Food.

What's New with Locally Preserved ?!

Martha Stewart American Made Nomination

Hey y’all! We’ve been nominated for a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Award. Here’s the deal, we need your help to become a FINALIST! They are counting our social media shares. Please visit, read all about our business and share it with everyone, every way you know how - from our MS profile. To make it easy here is the link

THANK YOU for continuing to believe in our mission - this past year has been an AMAZING journey and I could not have accomplished any of it without the love and support of each and every soul on this list. THANK YOU!

As you know, our BIG IDEA is quite a BIG one…one that will take some much needed capital. Winning the grand prize could really help us reach our goal of opening our very own production facility and our 1st restaurant location by the end of the year!

In Other News

We have recently debuted our new retail worthy front labels and added the ‘Big B' - BARCODES!

You can now buy our products in the following locations: 

Retail Locations:

Bin 428   Corner of Washington & Magazine Streets, Lower Garden District, Next to Starbucks

Grandmother’s Buttons    9814 Royal Street, St. Francisville, LA 70775

Restaurant Locations:

Dominique’s on Magazine    4213 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Online:

Our website is now taking orders to ship nationwide! www.locallypreserved.com

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LocallyPreserved?ref=shop_sugg 

Good Eggs NOLA: https://www.goodeggs.com/locallypreserved

Farmer’s Markets:

Crescent City Thursday’s - American Can Building @ Orleans Ave 3pm - 7pm

Crecent City Saturday’s - Reily Foods parking lot corner of Magazine & Girod Streets 8am - 12pm

And more locations being added daily! 

 

Do you have good eggs?

By now many of you have either heard about Good Eggs or seen it on our labels. But do you know what it is????

Essentially, Good Eggs is a virtual farmers market! If you have ordered from us online before it’s similar to Etsy in the way it sells products to consumers but Good Eggs only sells locally produced or farmed goods.

Instead of shipping your products, Good Eggs personally delivers them to your doorstep — or you can pick them up from convenient pick up spots around New Orleans.

You can either choose to shop directly from the producer in the ‘Direct from Producer’ tab (which is recommended if you only want to purchase from one shop) or have it aggregated with all your other weekly groceries when you shop in the ‘Via Good Eggs Market’ tab (which is recommended if you want to purchase from more than one shop.)

The mission of Good Eggs is to ‘grow and sustain local food systems worldwide’. Good Eggs started in the San Fran/LA area and is also available in NYC. But surely, New Orleans will change the world!

Good Eggs NOLA is available to all customers in and around New Orleans, and will be expanding soon to include the West Bank and Mandeville.

Since teaming up with Good Eggs, our local sales have been amazing! Feed Me Eat Pretty LOVES Good Eggs and you should too! You should want to put the team over there in your pocket so you can carry them around all day and pull out fresh grown goodies any time you want. Because that is really what they have done for this glorious city!

Check it out:

www.goodeggs.com/nola

www.goodeggs.com/feedmeeatpretty

Now, go buy some GOOD EGGS!