River Queen Greens is a Certified Naturally Grown vegetable farm in New Orleans. We grow greens and other produce on two sites: our 1/2 acre urban farm in the Bywater where we focus on salad greens, herbs, and microgreens, and our larger property in Lower Coast Algiers (New Orleans' West Bank). We are proud to grow vegetables primarily for home cooks and are dedicated to sustainable land stewardship and the proliferation of local agriculture.
We are lucky to have two amazing murals by local artists on our Bywater site. You can read more about them here.
Leafy greens on the West Bank
Herbs and salad greens in the Bywater
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 (during COVID and beyond) We have always been committed to the health and wellness of our community. In addition to the usual care we use while processing and handling produce, we have instituted a number of best practices that we hope will further reduce the risk of virus transmission. Learn more about our food safety practices here.
River Queen Greens started as a 1/2 acre market garden growing vegetables in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans and has since expanded to include a new growing site across the Mississippi River. In 2017, founders Cheryl Nunes and Annie Moore moved from Massachusetts to return to their old neighborhood in New Orleans. Before coming back to New Orleans, Cheryl was managing a small vegetable farm outside of Boston and Annie was managing social enterprises in the region.
Cheryl and Annie are thrilled to be able to grow year-round in a 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.