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CSA member Patty Rumfellow, from left, picks mustard greens with Will and Thais Perkins at the Port Hudson Organics farm in Zachary, La. on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012. The Perkins

CSA member Patty Rumfellow, from left, picks mustard greens with Will and Thais Perkins at the Port Hudson Organics farm in Zachary, La. on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012. The Perkins' own and operate the Port Hudson Organics CSA, which allows their 40 families to visit the farm weekly, help with the farm and pick their own produce for the week. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225)

When we lived in Tennessee, I was all about visiting the Nashville Farmer’s Market, especially since it was so close to my workplace and was open year-round. When we moved back to Louisiana, I wondered what it would be like, and I have been pleasantly surprised.

I’ve even had a few assignments based around local produce. This one was a little different, though, as I had the opportunity to drive out to Port Hudson Organics in Zachary, La., one Saturday afternoon to take some photographs.

There, I was met by owners Will and Thais Perkins, as well as a community supported agriculture (CSA) member, Patty Rumfellow. We walked the grounds, and I snapped a few photos of them picking mustard greens, as well as fresh lettuce.

It was a delightful experience, and being out there made me want to plant my own garden or join a CSA to enjoy the freshness and deliciousness of locally grown produce.

 

For more information on Port Hudson Organics and their CSA, visit their blog.

To learn more about Community Supported Agriculture in Baton Rouge, read Maggie Heyn Richardson’s article Plow Shares.

 

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