BREADA will mark 19 years of connecting the Baton Rouge community with fresh, locally grown food at its network of public markets on Saturday.
Red Stick Farmers Market, at 5th and Main streets in downtown Baton Rouge, will open with a Harvest Blessing at 7:45 a.m., followed by the ringing of the opening bell by children of local farmers. At 9 a.m., BREADA board members will gather to cut the anniversary cake. Live music will be provided by the John Gray Jazz Trio throughout the morning.
Shoppers can visit the Market’s Information Booth to sign up for farm fresh giveaways as part of the anniversary celebration.
Inside Main Street Market, the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will welcome guest chef Kelley McCann, of Galatoire’s Bistro, at 10 a.m. Shoppers are encouraged to sample the chef’s seasonal dish.
The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society also will provide musical entertainment inside Main Street Market beginning at 8 a.m.
The Red Stick Farmers Market include year-round markets from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays downtown and from 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.
Seasonal markets are from October through mid-December on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon, at the EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd.; and on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive.