Working with farmers and chefs helps students see links between food and people, and the natural and built environment. There are many ways that this happens. Students visit farms on field trips. Farmers bring seasonal foods like watermelons, citrus, and honey for special events. Students cook with chefs at culinary events like Iron Chef and Market-to-Table. Some chefs and farmers have known children from kindergarten to middle school, and have served as lasting role models for our students.

We want to give special thanks to those who have repeatedly shared their passion, expertise, and time with students over the years:

Farmers & Animal Caretakers, Markets, Farms, Co-operatives, & Garden Centers


24 Carrot Gardens NOLA

All You Need Nursery

Compost Network

Crescent City Farmers Market

Docville Farm

Double M Feed Store

Grow Dat Youth Farm

Heather’s Farm

Indian Springs Farmers Cooperative

Landry Poche Farms

Jefferson Feed Store

Johndales Strawberry Farm

Lester L’Hoste at L’Hoste Farms

Erik Morrow Farm

New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens

Pearl River Blues

Pistil & Stamen Flowers

Sugar Roots Farm

Urban Roots Nursery

Wood Materials

Chefs & Restaurant Industry Professionals

Morgan Angelle

Tracey Armitage

Chris Audler

Greg Augarten

Briana Bernal

Neal Bodenheimer

Byron Bradley

Victoria Cole

Daryl Coleman

Alex & Maribeth del Castillo

Dan Esses

Kelly Fields

Megan Forman

Mike Friedman

Anthony Garcia

Khalifa Gueye

Mike Gulotta

Mike Hansel

David Hargrove

Max Cohen-Haynes

Chelsea Heller

Dana Honn

Anne Lloyd

Brad McGehee

Charles Murley

Mama Nana Nantambu

Gason Nelson

Chris Okorie

Isaac Pappion

Katie Pedroza

Blaise Pezold

Woody Poche

Todd Pulsinelli

Bryan Roberts

Joaquin Rodas

John Rowland

Callie Rubbins-Breen

Jennifer Sanchez

Leah Sarris

Alicia Scott

Kenneth Scott

Greg & Mary Sonnier

Jess Stokes

Laura Sugerman

Isaac Toups

Michael Valent

Aaron Washington

Jessie Wightkin-Gellini

Bronwen Wyatt