Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods, L3C is a family-owned company that grew out of a love of gardening for our family. We want to help others grow fresh, healthy food for their families and offer what we’ve grown to those who cannot do so for themselves. We see no reason for anyone to lack access to food the way it was meant to be eaten: fresh! “Plant the Earth, feed the world!”
Thaddaeus & Tamara Prosper
Thaddaeus Prosper has been growing food for more than a decade. His affinity for growing fresh food is rooted in his childhood, when he helped tend his parent’s backyard and patio gardens. Born and raised in New Orleans, Thaddaeus attended Tulane University. Thaddaeus has worked with New Orleans public schools to promote gardening and eating fresh foods. He also works closely with Blessed26, an organization that challenges disadvantaged youth to “break through barriers.“ Along with his wife, Tamara, Thaddaeus continues to develop thriving spaces from Algiers to the Lower Ninth Ward, and strives to find sustainable ways to provide fresh food for all as Sheaux Fresh prepares to more than triple its growing area in the next six months.
When her husband, Thaddaeus, decided to turn his love of gardening into a Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods, Tamara poured her fundraising, program management and administrative talents into the business. After graduating from Tulane University, Tamara began working with several nonprofit organizations, including the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Big Brother’s Big Sisters and The Birthing Project USA. She is also an educator and owns her own daycare, Prosper’s Play Place. Tamara is currently the Social Services Director and Admissions Coordinator at St. Margaret’s Daughter’s Nursing Home. She will soon have a license a Nursing Facility Administrator and looks forward to continuing to serve the community as an NFA and with Sheaux Fresh Sustainable foods.
“Before Propeller, we attempted to grow through trial and error, but now we have a comprehensive business strategy and a better understanding of what it takes to become sustainable.”
Tamara and Thaddaeus Prosper
Co-Founders, Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods ('12)