St. Francis Vegetable Garden // Feeding the Community

by Claire LeBeouf, Staff Writer 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 // 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 […]

Nicholls Farmers’ Market // Educating Students

by Adam Doucet, Managing Editor Farmers markets are popping up all over the state as a result of the nation’s switch to fresh, healthier diets. And NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY is no differnet. The Nicholls Farmers’ Market began offering students healthier and fresher food items at the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester and is held […]