Editor’s note: The farmers markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every Thursday on The Advocate’s website, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
Late winter produce, including root and cruciferous vegetables, citrus, strawberries and leafy greens, continues to dominate booths at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Both the Saturday and Thursday markets will offer a variety of vegetables, baked goods, honey, pasture-raised meats and plants.
On Saturday, the Red Stick Farmers Market downtown will feature a “Geaux Green” theme. East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be available to provide advice for planting and maintaining vegetable gardens and at a green composting booth shoppers can learn how to turn kitchen waste into compost for the garden. Young market shoppers can take part in an art activity with a green theme.
In the weekly Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration, chef Elton Hyndman, of Nino’s Italian Restaurant, will join host chef Celeste Gill to show shoppers how to make shrimp stock and pair it with seasonal vegetables. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 am in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 7248 Perkins Road.
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.
Barrois Citrus Orchard — Navel oranges, Meyer lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, pomelos and blood oranges.
Beard Family Farm — Eggs, oyster mushrooms, jams and jellies.
Bayou Crete — Probiotic drinks.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens — Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix, sweet & spicy pickles, hot pepper jelly, fruit jellies and tomato relish.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, gluten-free rice flour, rice grits and grass-fed beef.
Chenier Farm — Broccoli, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, green onions, red Russian kale, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, mustard greens, mizuna mix, turnips, honey and eggs.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, turnips, spinach, carrots, radishes, Brussels sprouts, green onions and spinach.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farms — Strawberries, strawberry jam, jalapeño strawberry sauce and sweet fruit breads.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, chocolate bread, chocolate croissants, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, new potatoes, beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, green onions, mustard greens, Swiss chard, parsley, spinach, kale, turpins, pumpkins, strawberries and carrots.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and winter vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, and flowering and landscape plants.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Louisiana Shrimp — Evin & Gage Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings, herbs, landscaping plants, flowering shrubs and trees.
Mon Jardin Farm — Beets, carrots, collards, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, red Russian kale, baby greens and lettuce mix.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka, artichoke pie, roasted eggplant salad, pickled beets, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, red lentil balls, tabouli, bean salad, semolina dessert, spinach pie, lima bean plaki, tzatziki yogurt sauce and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish, crab meat, stuffed crabs and alligator sausage.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Red and yellow bell peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, jams and jellies, pickles, salsa, chow-chow, and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, corn flour, pepper jelly, broccoli cornbread, pepper vinegar, nacho jalapeños, seasonings, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Pecans, chocolate Valentine’s hearts, white chocolate pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Robinson Farms — Certified-organic carrots, radishes, turnips, mustard greens, kale and kohlrabi.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, cheddar, curds, chocolate milk, goat meat and yogurt.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, heirloom cabbage, lettuce, spinach and broccoli.
Livingston Parish Farmers Market
The Livingston Parish Farmers’ Market is open from 7a.m. to noon each Saturday in the parking lot in Denham Springs on Florida Boulevard across from McDonald’s.
A variety of produce plus grain-fed beef, fresh and smoked pork, yard eggs, homemade hot sauce, and kettle corn. Craft vendors with candles, lotions and soaps, quilts, plants, and other items will also be on hand.
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, market vendor Georgie Myrtle of Georgie’s English Kitchen will serve samples of Lemon Curd Cheesecake and Millionarie’s Shortbread.
Fresh produce will include assorted greens, collards, kale, cabbage, turnips, Swiss chard, bok choy, salad greens, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, beets, radishes, citrus and strawberries.
Dairy products will include milk, cream, Creole cream cheese, cheeses, and yard and quail eggs. Honey and a variety of herbs and baked goods will also be offered along with a selection of prepared foods, including pasta, hummus, stuffed artichokes, capanata, and vegetable pate. Plants will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.