Editor’s note: The farmers’ markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every Thursday on The Advocate’s web site, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
Tailgating tips take center stage at this week’s Red Stick Farmers Market.
The weekly Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature Jay Ducote, author of the popular Bite and Booze Blog. Jay will share his tips for preparing top notch tailgating fare with a fresh and local twist.
The cooking demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
Red Stick Farmers Market is still accepting entries for the summer’s Discover You Can Canning Contest. Home cooks are invited to enter their favorite pickle, preserves, canned vegetable or fruit, jam or jelly in a Market Canning Contest.
Entries will be judged by experts in the home canning field and celebrity judges Stephanie Riegel, Donna Britt and chef Celeste Gill. Shoppers can bring entries to the Thursday and Saturday markets until August 20 with awards being announced on August 27. The guidelines and entry form can be found atredstickfarmersmarket.org.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at Saturday’s Red Stick Farmers’ Market in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato’s Winery - Native Louisiana wines.
Beard Farm - Asian pears, okra, purple hull peas, eggs, jams and jellies.
Belle ?corce Farm - Goat cheeses, fruit spreads and herb-flavored cheese disks.
Bocage Honey - Honey.
Briarhill Farm - Chickens, quail, Cornish hens, bloody Mary mix, tomato relish and pickles.
Cajun Grain - Jasmine brown and white rice, free range pork and beef.
Chenier Family Farm - Okra, cucumbers, figs purple hull peas, and melons.
Delight Thyself - Homemade sweet pies and tarts, savory meat and crawfish pies. Dillard Teacakes - Teacakes and sweet potato pies.
Fekete Farm - Zucchini, bell peppers, mustard greens, squash and cucumbers..
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden - Lettuces, alfalfa sprouts and salad dressings.
Fletcher Farms - Sweet corn, yellow squash, bell pepper, zucchini and eggplants.
Forte Grove Breads - Artisan breads.
Francis Chauvin - Fruit pies, sugar-free tarts and pastries.
Glaser Produce Farm - Mustard greens, okra, garlic, onions, zucchini, and squash,.
Greenhand Nursery - Vegetable seedlings, tomato plants and herbs.
Iverstine Family Farm - Farm-fresh eggs.
Le Potager - Cheese and garlic biscuits, breads, dark chocolate cake and cookies.
Louisiana Shrimp - Wild-caught shrimp and fish from Evin & Gage Shrimp Company.
Mississippi Natural Products - Fresh and dried shitake mushrooms, and mushroom grow kits.
Mizell Farm - Herb plants.
Morrow Family Farm - Multi colored corn, watermelon, purple hull peas.
Nur’s Kitchen - Cabbage stew, eggplant-stuffed musakka, artichoke pie and feta dip.
Oakland Organic - Roma tomoates, basil, cucumbers, eggplant, hot peppers.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany - Wild-caught catfish from Des Allemands.
Plantation Pecan - Okra, pears, canteloupes, plums, peaches and squash.
Rico Family Farm - Hot and sweet banana peppers, squash, cucumbers, okra, Ichiban eggplant.
Ryals Goat Dairy Farm - Grade A pasteurized goat milk, feta cheese, and goat cheese.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery - Tortes, cinnamon rolls, various breads, calzones and soups.
Yard Bird Farm - Pasture-raised poultry in cuts, whole hens, chicken sausage and eggs.
Covington Farmers’ Market
COVINGTON - The Covington Farmers’ Market is open, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday on the side lawn of City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire.
In the weekly cooking demonstration Restaurant 407 in Covington will prepare a seasonal specialty from its menu.
Seasonal produce will include peaches and fresh vegetables, as well as meats, baked goods and prepared foods .
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or see http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
The Food section listing is limited to food-related participants and is not a complete listing of each vendor’s selections. Many of the markets also have artists and crafts vendors.