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.
This weekend, the Red Stick Farmers Market will showcase squash and corn in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Maureen Joyce, of MJ’s Café, will make one of her summer squash soups. Samples will be offered after the demonstration at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area.
Advocate columnist Smiley Anders will also be on hand to sign his book. Children will also be able to decorate Father’s Day cards and the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will provide music starting at 8:30 a.m.
The Thursday Market is at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Shoppers should enter off Kenilworth Boulevard, at Irene Drive. The Tuesday Market on Goodwood Boulevard is also now open weekly.
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.
Beard Family Farm — Eggs, oyster mushrooms, jams and jellies.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens — Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — Watermelon, 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.
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 — Jalapeños, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, new potatoes and squash.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Eggplant, corn, bell peppers, Creole tomatoes, eggs, cucumbers, squash, onions and snap beans.
Forte Grove — 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 — Broccoli, okra, peppers, greens, new potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, green beans, eggplant and basil.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Harbo Honey — Honey.
Inglewood Farm — Onions, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, melons, okra, beans, squash, beets, garlic, kohlrabi, radish 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 Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Sweet potato squash, bell peppers, haricots verts, eggplant, green beans and squash blossoms.
Morrow Family Farm — Sweet corn, purple hull peas, tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, red beans, eggplant, onions, new potatoes and snap beans.
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 — Lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes, jams and jellies, pickles, salsa and tomato sauces.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Okra, long beans, burgundy okra, peaches, plums, nectarines, mayhaws, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Cayenne peppers, red beans, blueberries, crowder peas, peppers, squash, eggplant, salsa, tamales.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Watermelon, Poblano peppers, eggplant, tomatoes 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, a market vendor will prepare jambalaya. Music will be provided by Reed Alleman.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, eggplant, assorted squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and other seasonal produce.
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.