Our passion to showcase the remarkable bounty of the Southern region is revealed through our commitment to developing long-lasting relationships with the network of farmers we work with. Chef Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski, and their culinary team have cultivated those relationships over the years by working hand-in-hand with the growers to develop and procure the exact ingredients each restaurant chef wants to utilize when crafting their menus at our family of restaurants. Our recipes honor the simplicity of the food and we celebrate the ingredients that are incorporated into each dish.
Please find here a listing of some of the farmers we are proud to work with on an ongoing basis.
Cajun Growers is one of Peche’s main tomato sources. We love utilizing a wide variety of their tomatoes including cherry tomatoes, slicers and heirlooms. Cajun Growers is located in Cut Off, Louisiana. Farm owners Tad and Lillie Ledet suffered significant damage from Hurricane Ida including complete destruction of their greenhouse but thankfully they have fully recovered and are back to producing their well-loved tomatoes as well as cucumbers, peppers + arugula.
Cicada Calling is a 2-acre diversified vegetable and cut flower farm in Southeast Louisiana run by Becks Hilliard and Sierra Torres. They are a non-till, naturally grown farm and source a majority of their seed from cooperative seed growers in the South as a means of growing food better adapted to our climate and to increase seed biodiversity of our region. Peche consistently sources salad greens, baby kale, flowers and herbs from the farm.
Compostella is a vegetable farm specializing in salad greens, arugula, and carrots. The farm is located in Picayune, Mississippi. After apprenticing on organic farms in the Northwest, owners Madeline Yoste (a native New Orleanian) and Timothy Robb, made their way back to New Orleans to start their own farm. They named it Compostella, meaning “field of stars” as an expression of how they see their place in the universe. They were certified organic from 2017-2018 and continue striving to minimize the inputs to their farm and to nurture their farm’s expression as an individuality.
Covery Rise Farms
Covey Rise Farms began as a 10 acre farm which has grown into a 50 acre farm in central Tangipahoa Parish. Covey Rise Farms grows over 30 types of vegetables throughout the year with a retired LSU Agriculture Professor as their crop consultant.
Indian Springs Farmers Co-op
Incorporated in 1981, Indian Springs is a farmers cooperative with 31 active members located in Petal, Mississippi.
Isabelle’s Organic Citrus
Isabelle’s Orange Orchard is a small, family-owned farm nestled on the old winding River Road in New Orleans. Isabelle’s orchard is fertilized by the rich Mississippi River alluvial soil and the only thing on her trees are sunshine, ladybugs, honeybees, and rain.
Johndale Farm is a berry farm located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, owned by Heather Robertson, who we have worked with for eight years. Heather primarily produce strawberries, as well as blueberries and blackberries, and is usually the first farm to bring berries to market.
Local Cooling Farms
Local Cooling Farms is located on sixty acres of land south of Bogalusa. Their primary goals are to grow nutrient-dense food for people, raise livestock with dignity, care and transparency, recycle some of the community’s agricultural residuals, and rebuild a healthy ecosystem on the property. The farm is owned and operated by Kate and Grant Estrade. Kate personally delivers farm fresh eggs to Peche on a weekly basis.
Peeps Farms is a poultry farm located in Carriere, Mississippi that specializes in yard eggs with love.
Perilloux Farm is a six-acre farm in St. Charles Parish owned by the friendly farmer, Timmy Perilloux, who we have been purchasing from for the last 10 years. The restaurants utilize Perilloux’s traditional Southern greens, up to four varieties of kale, tomatoes, peppers, corn, beets, and anything else Timmy is willing to grow for us.
Poche Family Farm
Poche Family Farm is a small vegetable farm located in Independence, Louisiana that we have worked with for five years. The farm is a family venture run by Albert and Charise Poche along with their children Billie and Camille, that resulted out of a desire to eat well. While their produce is not certified organic, they focus on sustainable agriculture by using cover crops, organic pesticides and natural fertilizers wherever possible.
River Queen Greens
River Queen Greens is a Certified Naturally Grown vegetable farm in Lower Coast Algiers on New Orleans’ West Bank.The farm is situated ten miles down river from downtown New Orleans, across the street from the Mississippi River levee.Farm founders Cheryl Nunes and Annie Moore produce consistently abundant, healthy vegetables. Peche tries to utilize everything River Queens is able to offer which has included but is not limited to baby kale, salad greens, daikon radish, turnips, zucchini and summer squash.
Veggi Farmers Co-op
Veggi Farmers Cooperative is a group of local farmers and fisherfolk dedicated to providing the highest quality local produce and seafood to the Greater New Orleans area. VEGGI was established following the effects of the BP oil spill on the Vietnamese community and was developed to provide sustainable economic opportunities in urban agriculture.