Did you know there is a hidden gem nestled against the urban landscape of New Orleans just minutes from Downtown? One that you and your family can spend the day learning about sustainable farming, playing with farm animals and purchase fresh foods?
Sugar Roots Farm Inc. is located on the Westbank at 10701 Willow Drive.
Admission is $8 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 even a picnic area to eat your treats.
Field Trips and Camps
We definitely enjoyed our day at the farm and look forward to visiting again.