Jul 20, 2013

Fig Life

Today's farmers market still life featuring Gotreaux Family Farm figs.

Photo copyright Denny Culbert 2013

Jul 8, 2013

Muddy Pigs and School Bus Chickens

Bayou Farm
It's no secret I'd rather be photographing in a field than in the studio, so I was happy to tag along with the Good Eggs NOLA crew on two recent farm visits. The first, Bayou Farm in Ville Platte, is a fairly new husband and wife sustainable farming operation. Their pastures are home to a flock of sheep, a few hogs, some Thanksgiving turkeys, a handful of rabbits, and the chickens. Donald and Sarah can be found selling Bayou Farm goods each Saturday morning at the Lafayette Farmers Market at the Horse Farm.
The second, Inglewood Plantation in Alexandria, has been farmed in one capacity or another since 1836. Members of the Keller family have owned and run the farm since the 1940's. Part of their land is used for commercial scale production of soybeans and corn, with the rest being cultivated as a large scale sustainable family farm. Inglewood delivers a wide variety of produce and animal products each season to the Lafayette Farmers Market at the Horse Farm, the Baton Rouge Red Stick Farmers Market, their own Harvest Barn in Alexandria, and various locations in New Orleans.

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out Good Eggs. They're working hard to build a strong connection between local food producers and their community. http://www.goodeggs.com/nola

Tess Monaghan and Simone Reggie of Good Eggs NOLA on their Inglewood Farm tour led by Allison Guidroz.

Bayou Farm - Turkeys
Bayou Farm hogs raised partially on spent grain from Parish Brewery.

Bayou Farm's loyal sheep guardian.

Our Inglewood Farm tour guides Allison Guidroz and her pup.
Inglewood Farm sow
Inglwood Farm ducks

Inglewood Farm nearly ripe blackberries
Inglewood Farm
Inglewood Farm carrot harvest
Inglewood Farm

Inglewood Farm pasture raised hogs
Inglewood Farm farm dog keeping up with the tour
Inglewood Farm's chicken bus

More to come....

Photos copyright Denny Culbert 2013

Apr 10, 2013

Published in The Local Palate: Life by the Claw

Writer friend and my frequent road trip partner, Rien Fertel and I have an article on crawfish in the most recent issue of The Local Palate. Our story followed the mudbug from the pond to the boiling pot at Cajun Claws in Abbeville, LA. Here are a few outtakes along with the magazine layout.

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