Editor’s note: The farmers’ markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every Thursday on The Advocate’s web site, http://www.2theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
Red Stick Farmers’ Market
Mayor-President Kip Holden and Boston Celtic’s basketball player Glen Davis aka “Big Baby” will visit Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday to promote healthy lifestyles. The duo will speak on the importance a healthy diet beginning at 9 AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
This weekend also marks the culmination of the summer long Discover You Can educational series. Winners of the first Red Stick Farmers Market canning contest will be announced just before 10 AM.
Following the awards presentation, chef Chris Mayeaux of Heirloom Cuisine will lead the Fresh from the Market Pickling Party with a canning demonstration on pickling your favorite Market fruits and vegetables. The demonstration will be held in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market at 10 AM.
The Tuesday Market at 8470 Goodwood Blvd will be closed during August and September and reopen on October 4 for the fall season. The Thursday Mid Week Market is open every Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon at 7248 Perkins Road. Louisiana Purchase, credit and debit cards are accepted at all three weekly locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market.
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.
Beau Crete Farm - Seasonal probiotic lacto fermented fruit drinks.
Belle Ecorce 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.
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 - Sweet corn, 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.
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 Lance Nacio.
Mizell Farm - Herb plants.
Morrow Family Farm - Purple hull peas, cucumbers.
Nur’s Kitchen - Cabbage stew, eggplant-stuffed musakka, artichoke pie and feta dip.
Oakland Organic - 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.
Rockin R Dairy Farm - Pasteurized goat milk and cheese, and cow milks, cheeses and yogurts.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery - Tortes, cinnamon rolls, various breads, calzones and soups.
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 Linda Franzo, owner of the Passionate Platter, will have “sage” advice on growing and cooking with herbs and olive trees. Taste herbal, olive and cheese spreads with olive bread. Olive trees and lemon verbena jelly will be available for sale.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.