Perfect Peach Smoothie

If you prefer to drink your fruits and veggies - or just need a nutritious way to cool off in the summer heat, try this smoothie combining bananas, strawberries, and ...

Summer Peach Salad

Often, the best recipes involve no cooking at all. That's what the eat-local, farm-to-table, minimally-processed food movement is all about. In that spirit, grab some Ruston peaches and Pecorino Romano ...

Peach-Lime Sorbet

Fresh peaches are perfect for clean, minimally processed eating. Add a few simple ingredients to create fresh peach sorbet, and you have a clean and refreshing dessert to follow a ...


Ruston Peaches Now In

A large peach contains just 70 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and ...

Timberlake Tequila?

Justin Timberlake may be coming to New Orleans next month, but he's ...

Easy Blender Salsa

We specialize in eating local, but we also enjoy surfing food blogs ...

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Family Affair at Luckett Farms

A visit to their farms in Central or Pride – or a quick click on their website – shows that for locals Derek and Kacie Luckett, farming is a family affair. Passionate about growing, harvesting, and cooking fresh, healthy food, the Lucketts involve their children Dalton, 8, and Maycee, 4, in the seven-day-a-week working farm.

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Ben and Ben Becnel Farms

The father and son team of Ben & Ben Becnel, Inc., has been farming 250 acres in Plaquemines Parish for more than 40 years, and is widely known for their Creole tomatoes and Louisiana citrus. Along with tomatoes, the farm is currently harvesting okra, squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, cantaloupes and watermelons. This Sunday, July 6, will be Ben Becnel Farm’s first time in Alexander’s Pop-Up Farmers Market. The company also operates two farmers markets near their home in Belle Chasse, La.

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July Market Line-Up

Ten new vendors will join a dozen returning small businesses for our next Pop-Up Farmers Market on July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ben and Ben Becnel Farms from Belle Chasse and Luckett Farms from Central top our list of local farmers who will lead the next Sunday Funday. We’ll grill grass-fed beef lunches from Hollywood Livestock and have free face-painting for kids outside, and we’ll host beer tastings from Tin Roof and Bayou Teche, local craft breweries.

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Flourless Zucchini Brownies

The recipe for this sweet treat could be labeled “paleo,” “gluten-free,” “vegetarian,” and “clean-eating,” but once you taste them you’ll likely decide to file it under “favorites” instead. That it came to us from via Delighted Momma’s blog is happenstance; the firm, moist bar cookies will please even picky children and spouses – if you don’t share the ingredient list. It offers everyone a chance to eat more fresh and less processed foods, and the aroma from the oven is heavenly.

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Summer Vegetable Frittata

Italian for “egg-cake,” frittatas offer a meatless yet protein-packed way to break your fast. Add local, seasonal vegetables, and the omelets become garden-fresh gourmet. This 2010 Cooking Light recipe is a weekend morning savory treat – and a boon to anyone trying to follow a 100-mile diet or master an Eat Local challenge.

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