Did you know there is a farm located just twelve minutes from Downtown New Orleans? One that you and your family can visit and spend the day exploring and having fun? There is, and I'm going to tell you all about it.
Sugar Roots Farm is located on the Westbank at 10701 Willow Drive.
They are open 10-3 on Saturdays, weather permitting. You can call 504-766-7780 to make sure that they are open.
Admission is $6 per person and children ages 2 and under are free.
Friendly Welcome Wagon
When we arrived at Sugar Roots Farm, we were greeted by a very friendly, furry welcome wagon. Charlie came bounding up to us and was very eager to introduce himself. My boys were immediately in love.
Sugar Roots is a non-profit, sustainable, free-range farm that embraces the concept of active learning. They encourage exploration and teach compassion for animals and sustainability.
The kids were allowed to explore the farm, and we bought animal feed for the llamas. One llama was perhaps not so happy with our presence and spat on one of the boys.
While very surprised, my son found this hysterical and still talks about it. We also met the cows, chickens, pigs, and horses.
During our visit, eggs, honey, and produce from the farm were all available for purchase. They also sell bottled water and snacks.
We purchased honey still on the comb and some eggs. Everything was fresh and wonderful.
There is a picnic area to eat your treats.
Field Trips and Camps
The farm is available for field trips, birthday parties, and retreats. They also offer holiday and summer camp!
We definitely enjoyed our day at the farm and look forward to visiting again.
Tammy grew up in New Orleans and graduated from the University of New Orleans with her Master’s in Special Education. She taught in elementary schools in the Greater New Orleans area for ten years. She is currently a Reading Instructor at Delgado Community College. She is also the Executive Director of the Reading Success Center, a local nonprofit that provides reading and writing intervention so that every child has equal access to exceptional educational services. In her free time, Tammy loves to explore the city with her three wonderful children.