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From jambalaya to crawfish boils, It's hard to think of any other state in the Union that boasts as many well-known signature dishes and specialty food products as Louisiana. Our state's geography, climate and rich culinary heritage "guar-an-tee" visitors and residents lots of good things to eat, and plenty of places to buy them.
Local food resources
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry developed the Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh . program to identify and promote Louisiana agricultural specialty crops and the value-added food products of such crops grown, harvested, and processed in Louisiana.
Its website features lists and interactive maps of:
If you want products with an authentic Louisiana flavor, shop with confidence when you find one of our Certified Louisiana logos in stores, farmers markets, and restaurants. You'll find logos on everything from dry rubs and spices to baked goods, seafood, meat, and sandwiches.
When you purchase a product with one of these logos, you are supporting a Louisiana business and Louisiana family while keeping your dollars at home and helping the local economy. Look for these logos:
Certified Craft Beverage
Certified Farm to Table
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Louisiana crawfish is one of our most unique—and popular—exports. Crawfish is a great-tasting, highly nutritious, and sustainable seafood.
People around the world have discovered the fun and flavor of a traditional crawfish boil. From a corporate event to a family gathering, nothing says ‘party’ like Louisiana crawfish!
Our Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board maintains a database of local farmer and fishermen profiles as well as their products.
Louisiana’s strawberry industry dates back to the 1800s. Today, most Louisiana strawberries stay right at home, supplying local grocery stores and farmers markets. Strawberries grown in Southeast Louisiana are known to be the sweetest in the nation.
Our Louisiana Strawberry Marketing Board maintains a list of strawberry farms.
The Louisiana sweet potato has a long and significant history. Since it is Louisiana’s largest vegetable crop, its economic impact is vitally important to the state as a whole and especially to rural communities where it is grown and processed. It is the best, most nutritious sweet potato grown anywhere.
Our Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission maintains a list of local shippers and processors.