The Hollygrove Market and Farm (HM&F) is a urban farm, local produce market, and community garden space located in the heart of New Orleans. HM&F’s collaborative partners include Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation, New Orleans Food & Farm Network, Tulane City Center, Trinity Christian Community, and the Master Gardeners of New Orleans.
Located in the heart of New Orleans, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Neighborhood was in desperate need of extensive redevelopment in the post-Katrina era. One urgent issue was the development of infrastructure and resources that support a healthy food system and benefit the community through the availability of fresh foods, beautiful neighborhoods, and the promotion of a vibrant local economy.
To implement some of these important incentives, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN) partnered with the Tulane City Center to create the Hollygrove Growers Market & Farm (HGM&F), a storefront retail center in Hollygrove offering locally-grown, affordable, fresh produce as well as “green jobs” certification programs in urban agriculture.
A major component of the CHCDC’s revitalization and recovery work involves promoting sustainable living and healthy lifestyles through support of local growers and accessibility of fresh regional and local produce for neighborhood residents. The community food center was designed to be a centerpiece for NOFFN’s food security recovery planning. Combined with the training farm, the HGM&F is contributing greatly to the revitalization of Hollygrove, serving as an important step in making the neighborhood sustainable and acting as a catalyst for future city-wide innovation.
Cordula Roser Gray, advising professor
Seth Welty, TCC intern