Editor’s note: The farmers markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every week on The Advocate’s website, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
The Red Stick Farmers Market will kick off a two-month local foods celebration this Saturday with Dairy Day. There will be a children’s activity as well as many local dairies on hand, such as Rocking R Dairy and Feliciana’s Best Creamery.
In the cooking demonstration, Nathan Gresham, executive chef and co-owner of Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar, will teach shoppers how to incorporate local milk and cheese into summer menus. Join chef Celeste Gill in the cooking demonstration from 10 to 11 a.m. in the North Street seating area.
The Tuesday market on Goodwood Boulevard will fature a variety of summer produce, as will the Thursday Market at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Louisiana Purchase, credit and debit cards are accepted at both locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at the farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens —Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and tomato relish.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, gluten-free rice flour, rice grits and grass-fed beef.
Chenier Farm — Tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, new potatoes, bell peppers and beans.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
EquiTerra Farm — Blueberries.
Fekete Farm — Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, eggplant, leeks and squash.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Eggplant, corn, cantaloupe, peppers, tomatoes, eggs, cucmbers, squash and onions.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Sweet corn, bell peppers, greens, strawberries, English cucmbers, potatoes, beets, carrots and squash.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Harbo Honey — Honey.
Inglewood Farm — Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, melons, okra, beans, cucumbers, squash, beets, kohlrabi and herbs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork.
Le Potager — Biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads, muffins, soups and ice cream.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Maria Seafood with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Green beans, baby squash, zucchini, squash blossoms and flowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, red beans, eggplant, onions, berries and potatoes.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish, crab meat and alligator sausage.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet basil, jams, jellies, pickles and salsa.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flower, pepper jelly, pepper vinegar, fry mixes and polenta grits.
Plantation Pecan — Asparagus, mayhaws, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Tomatoes, Swiss chard, peppers, squash, new potatoes, eggplant, salsa and chips.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Eggplant, Creole tomatoes, bell peppers, crookneck squash and cantaloupe.
The Covington Market is open 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 this week’s cooking demonstration, Darrell Martin of Blue Boy Herbs in Carrierre, Miss., will give a short talk on local plants. Music will be provided by Amadee Frederick. The Chimes of Covington will also prepare food from their menu.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and radishes.
Seafood, meats, dairy products, eggs, honey, herbs and prepared foods will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
The Livingston Parish Farmers Market will be Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon. Fresh, seasonal produce, beef, pork, honey, yard eggs, hot sauce, soap, and other good will be offered.
The makret is in the New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot on Florida Boulevard in Denham Springs.
Call Ray Gill at (225) 505-3993.