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South Florida Food 50: Muriel Olivares and Tiffany Noé of Little River Cooperative

Muriel Olivares, left, and Tiffany Noé of Little River Cooperative. They sell produce from their urban farm and nursery at the Upper Eastside Farmers Market at Legion Park in Miami.
Muriel Olivares, left, and Tiffany Noé of Little River Cooperative. They sell produce from their urban farm and nursery at the Upper Eastside Farmers Market at Legion Park in Miami. mhalper@miamiherald.com

Muriel Olivares and Tiffany Noé, Partners of Little River Cooperative

Why they’re Food 50: Their urban-based, community-supported agriculture program is the backbone of Miami’s farm-to-table movement.

With a farm, garden and nursery in North Miami-Dade, downtown and Little Haiti, Argentina-born Muriel Olivares and Miami native Tiffany Noé teamed up in 2012 to provide local greens, fruits and vegetables to home cooks and chefs. Their Little River Cooperative grows food for scores of CSA members, plus distribution to local restaurants and farmers markets.

They use no artificial chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers in their production, and are fully organic and sustainable. Their plots took a hit with this winter’s heavy rains, but Little River is looking to bounce back this spring — and in-the-know diners will continue to look for their produce name-dropped on restaurant menus as a sign of quality.

Where to find them: Little River Cooperative stand at Upper Eastside Farmers Market, 6447 NE Seventh Ave., Miami; mail@littlerivercooperative.com

Web: littlerivercooperative.com

Instagram: @littlerivercooperative

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