State Department of Agriculture of Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for administering many of the programs and enforcing the regulations that impact every aspect of the state’s agriculture and forestry. At the farm and forest level, these industries contribute $10 billion annually to the state’s economy. When the many support industries are added in, agriculture and forestry touch the lives of everyone in Louisiana, making them critical to the economic growth and prosperity of the state as well as a vital part of our rich cultural heritage.
Louisiana Grown: The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry developed the Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh. logo program to identify and promote Louisiana agricultural specialty crops and the value-added food products of such crops grown, harvested, and processed in Louisiana. The Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh. logo program’s goal is to provide Louisiana farms the ability to connect with the consumer and have their product recognized as a local product through statewide branding and promotion efforts that encourage consumers to buy fresh local products within the state of Louisiana.
Core Customers: Retail and Food Service
Louisiana is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution. These include Planet Beach, Associated Grocers, Big Star, Shop-Rite, LeBlanc’s, Frank’s Supervalu, Southeast Foods, Breaux Foods, Kenyan Enterprises, Churchpoint Wholesale, Rouse’s Markets, Only a Buck, PJ’s Coffee and Tea, Smoothie King, Gold Medal, O’Neil Theatres, Copeland’s, Wow Cafe and Wingery, Original Italian Pie, Raising Cane’s, Community Coffee, Piccadilly Restaurants, Johnny’s Pizza House, Fat Tuesday and many others.