Handmade Filé

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Handmade Filé, which is also known as Gumbo Filé and Filé Powder, is a powder made from the leaves of the Sassafras Tree. The Choctaw Indians of Louisiana are believed to be the first Filé producers. The tender leaves of the Sassafras were dried and pounded into a fine powder, which was used as a flavoring and thickening agent. When ingested, the powder causes the body to perspire, and so it was used medicinally to break fevers. Handmade Filé is extremely rare and currently only a few producers still follow the time-honored production method, mostly in tiny communities in the Cajun country of Southwestern Louisiana.

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Quite Contrary Garden and Homestead

  Laurel, DE

Quite Contrary Gardens is a small, naturally grown market garden specializing in heirloom and international varieties of vegetables and herbs, heritage breed poultry, free range chicken eggs, and medicinal and culinary herb plants. We use no chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides or antibiotics. (more...)


Owl Hollow Farm

  Mc Donald, TN

Owl Hollow Farm is a secluded farmstead near Cleveland, TN. Most of the property is mature and transitional forest and is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. Providing Habitat for wildlife is important to us and is essential to the process of growing healthy food for our family and friends. (more...)


Oakdale Farmers Market

  Oakdale, LA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We are a producers Farmers Market located at 176 Highway 165 S in the parking lot of K&R Furniture Store next to Burger King and Tractor Supply just south of Oakdale Louisiana. We are open every Friday morning from 7:30am till Noon. (more...)


Native Earth Teaching Farm

  Chilmark, MA

Native Earth Teaching Farm is a small family farm on Martha's Vineyard which is open to the public for farm tours and agricultural activities three days a week in summer and one morning a week and by appt. the rest of the year. We host a community garden and a range of individual projects involving pygmy goats, sheep, pigs and poultry. (more...)


Morning Glory Farms

  Woodville, TX

Our farm consists of two growing areas, barn, goat pen, chicken roosting house, a variety of fruit trees and berry vines. We have a natural area in the back and this is where the bees live.(more...)


Mamas Garden is now Good Steward Farm Shares

  Bertrand, MO

We've changed our name to better reflect what we do. ***Thanks to our fabulous CSA clients, Good Steward Farm Shares is expanding. We've rented a couple of acres (far away from commercial farms) and will have much more fresh produce this year.*** You can have fresh, nutrient-dense produce reserved for you throughout the summer. (more...)