River Queen Greens is a Certified Naturally Grown vegetable farm in Lower Coast Algiers on New Orleans' West Bank. Situated 10 miles down river from downtown New Orleans, across the street from the Mississippi River levee, our farm location juxtaposes small-scale agriculture with global industry. The fertile river-fed soil produces abundant, healthy vegetables that we sell primarily to home cooks in New Orleans through our Farm Share subscription program and at Farmers Markets. We are dedicated to sustainable land stewardship, increasing access to farm land and farm employment opportunities for under-represented populations, and the proliferation of local agriculture in the region.
As of Fall 2022, we closed down our growing operation on our original urban farm site on Kentucky Street in the Bywater.
Founders Cheryl Nunes and Annie Moore's shared love of nurturing community through veggies and a desire to return to New Orleans after year-long post-Katrina rebuild positions sparked their decision to move down here from Massachusetts in 2017. That year they launched River Queen Greens on a leased 1/2 acre urban farm site in the Bywater and expanded to the West Bank property two years later. Before coming back to New Orleans, Cheryl was managing a small vegetable farm in Concord, MA and Annie was managing social enterprises in the Boston region..
Cheryl and Annie are thrilled to be able to grow year-round as part of a diverse community with such a rich culinary culture. They love to be part of a burgeoning movement that's bringing locally and sustainably grown produce into New Orleans kitchens.
Certified Naturally Grown We use better-than-organic growing practices that are intended to promote the health of the soil as well as the health of our customers. Instead of using chemical fertilizers, we are continuously adding compost and organic nutrients to the soil. And we never spray chemical pesticides. Learn what it means to be Certified Naturally Grown here.
Food Safety Practices We have always been committed to the health and wellness of our community. Farm managers are certified in proper food safety procedures through Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training and all crew members are trained in proper handling and storage of our produce.