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Star Nursery

Star Nursery is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated citrus nursery and orchard. Dawn Camardelle, the owner and fourth-generation cultivator behind Star Nursery comes from a line of truck farmers turned citrus farmers. Her parents had the idea to expand in the late 60s and early 70s, using their savings to buy trees no bigger than a pencil. It was a slow start, but the family began budding and grafting trees, eventually growing into the bountiful orchard we enjoy today. Learn more about their planting practices by clicking here. Blueberries and veggies like garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Dawn’s favorite - creole tomatoes - are also grown on the Belle Chasse farm, though their primary products are the citrus fruits and satsumas we enjoy from October through January. Find Star Nursery’s satsumas and garlic at all of our markets throughout the week!


Contact: Dawn Camardelle

Phone: 504-722-6544



Location: Belle Chasse, LA

Products: Satsumas, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, kumquats, citrus trees, cauliflower, broccoli, pecans, and cabbage



About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.