The Lafitte Greenway was awarded a national initiative in December called Local Foods, Local Places help to incorporate local foods along the 2.6-mile park extending from the French Quarter to Mid-City.

New Orleans was one of 26 communities that was awarded the grant, which totals $800,000.

The Friends of Laffite Corridor, spearheaded by executive director Sophie Harris, held a community workshop Wednesday night to discuss how to integrate local foods through community gardens and farmers markets through local partnership with organizations such as Sprout NOLA and the Crescent City Farmers Market.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

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Sophie Vorhoff


Executive Director at Friends of Lafitte Corridor