Fresh, Local Food <span style="color:#302E3B;">// A South Louisiana Movement</span>

by Betsy Davis Features Editor More and more people are demanding fresh, local and homegrown goods from the communities they live in, and Louisiana is responding. Farmers markets are on the rise, community gardens are sprouting up and businesses are staying true to their southern roots and all of the natural ingredients it has to […]

Donner-Peltier Distillers<span style="color:#4B9A98;"> // Local Spirits</span>

by Spencer Valdespino Writer & Videographer The sweet scent of molasses and whiskey quickly fill the nostrils of customers who walk in. The small lobby has seating for about ten people–standing room for maybe 50. The walls are decorated with the award-winning liquor bottles. Souvenirs of glasses, sweaters, t-shirts and alcohol are also on display […]

Poirier Cane Syrup // Sweet Traditions

by Spencer Valdespino Writer & Special Sections This is a commodity that goes with pancakes, waffles, ice cream and it’s even used for marinades. Actually, the list is endless of what people put it on. From the kitchen of residential Louisiana homes to the fanciest of shelves in chef’s restaurants, cane syrup is essential in the south. […]

St. Francis Vegetable Garden<span style="color:#4B9A98;"> // Feeding the Community</span>

by Claire LeBeouf Writer & Special Sections When Kimber Ratcliff, Chris Ledet and Nancy Bernard discussed the idea of opening a local garden, they never expected that two months later they would break ground with the help of Catholic Charities and quickly become one of the most successful charitable organizations in the area. The original St. Francis […]

Rienzi Market <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// Connecting Food and Community

by Andetrie Vicks Writer & Special Sections Rienzi Market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce, it’s a place that gives back — the local bounty — to the community. “There is something special about going to the market and buying fresh food that has been grown by members of the community you […]

Lafourche Central Market<span style="color:#4B9A98;"> // A Rural Market</span>

by Andetrie Vicks Writer & Special Sections With hog headcheese and cracklings, chicken and duck eggs, beef and turkey jerky, arts and crafts, starter plants and more, there is something for everyone at the Lafourche Central Market, where all the items here are fresh, homegrown or made by their vendor with no middleman involved. “The vendors love to […]

Mudbug Brewery<span style="color:#4B9A98;"> // Locally Inspired Beer</span>

by Betsy Davis Features Editor Anyone with a craving for some liquid Cajun culture can take a ride down Highway 3185 and indulge their senses at the Mudbug Brewery, a young Thibodaux-based manufacturing and distribution business that’s got something to different to offer even the most curious pallets. The King Cake Ale is one of […]