Tiffany Noe and Muriel Olivares on a typical work day at the farm
Little River Cooperative (formerly Little River Market Garden) is made up of 2 urban vegetable plots as well as an edible plant nursery. Although we are not certified, we use only organic and sustainable practices of agriculture. We believe that the health of our soil is directly related to the quality of our harvest and our plants so we focus on composting, cover-crops and crop rotation to sustain the micro-organisms and organic matter in our fields. We don't use any synthetic chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers in our production. During the growing season, September-May, we produce 40 varieties of annual vegetables and herbs as well as many year round tropical crops like sugar cane, bananas, key limes and edible flowers.
In prior years Muriel Olivares tended the fields and ran the Community Supported Agriculture program independently, with the help of apprentices, multiple volunteers and the community formed by her members. In 2014 she and friend Tiffany Noe, owner of Plantmatter
nursery teamed up, expanded, and reinvented themselves as Little River Cooperative, a multifaceted plant-based business designed to provide Miami with a number of gardening and vegetable services. We offer locals a unique CSA (community supported agriculture) with all produce coming from local small farms, a nursery at which one can buy all they need for starting their own backyard organic garden, and garden consultation, installation, and maintenance services.
Miami New Times, Best Of: Food and Drink: BEST CSA
Miami Herald, South Florida Food 50: 2016 batch of South Florida Food 50 winners among best in the business
Evan S. Benn, February 2016
Garden Collage, Tips While at Art Basel Miami Beach
Ruthie Abel, December 2015
Miami New Times, Little River Co-Op Launches Chef CSA for Local Restaurants
Hannah Sentenac, August 2015
Miami New Times, "Little River Summer Plant Sale: Pigeon Peas, Marigolds and Spearmint"
Hannah Sentenac, April 2015
Miami New Times, "Miami People, 2014"
Tim Elfrink, November 2014
Miami New Times, "Little River Co-Op Plant Sale This Weekend: Better Than Home Depot"
Hannah Sentenac, October 2014
Miami New Times, Five Reasons to Join a CSA for Fall
Hannah Sentenac, August 2014
Ocean Drive, "Behind Miamis Farm to Table Craze"
Bill Kearney, July 2014
Miami Herald, "Edible Miami: Foraging for something to eat in the south florida landscape"
Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley, April 2014
Miami New Times, "2013 Tastemakers of Miami"
Zachary Fagenson, May 2013
Genuine Kitchen, "Growing Together with Little River Market Garden"
Jackie Sayet, October 2010