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.
The fall harvest has arrived and Red Stick Farmers will offer an abundance of sesaonal produce including root vegetables, winter greens, sweet corn, specialty squash varieties, broccoli, green beans and peas.
In the Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration Chef Celeste Gill will demonstrate easy recipes using many of these seasonal items.
The Red Stick Farmers Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. until noon in downtown Baton Rouge on Fifth Street at Main Street. The Tuesday Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, weather permitting, outside the Unitarian Church at 870 Goodwood Blvd. The Thursday Perkins Mid Week Market operates from 8a.m. to noon, weather permitting at 7248 Perkins Road.
BREADA also sponsors Main Street Market open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. On Saturdays, free parking is available for Market shoppers in the Galvez Garage, which also serves as the Red Stick Farmers Market rain location.
For more information about the Markets, contact Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA) at 225.267.5060.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at Saturday’s Red Stick Farmers Market in downtown Baton Rouge include:
- Amato Louisiana Native Winery — Native Louisiana fruit wines and sausages.
- Barrois Citrus — Louisiana citrus, including satsumas and lemons.
- Beard Farm — Homemade jams and jellies, farm fresh eggs and persimmons.
- Bocage Honey — Honey and beeswax products.
- Briarhill Farm — Chicken, quail, Cornish hen, bloody Mary mix, tomato relish and salsa.
- Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown and white rice, free-range pork meat and grass-fed beef meat.
- Chenier Farm — Collards, cucuzza, wax beans, green onions and radishes.
- Coyote Creek — Fruit trees and herbs.
- Delight Thyself — Homemade sweet pies and tarts, and savory pies.
- Deselles Cane Syrup — Pure cane syrup.
- Dillard Teacakes — Teacakes and sweet potato pies.
- Fekete Farm — Bok choy, broccoli, Swiss chard, beets, sweet corn and turnips.
- Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
- Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Lettuces, sprouts and salad dressings.
- Fletcher Family Farms — Cucumbers, snap beans, yellow squash and sweet fruit breads.
- Forte Grove Breads — Artisan breads, including dark rye and French sourdough country bread.
- Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, shoe soles and sugar-free tarts.
- Glaser Family Farm — Butternut squash, cooking pumpkins, radishes, collards and mustard greens.
- Greenhand Nursery — Herbs and fall vegetable seedlings.
- Harbo Honey — Locally produced honey.
- Le Potager — Cheese and garlic biscuits, dark chocolate cake, and fruit scones and tarts.
- Louisiana Shrimp — Murvin Gaspard of Gage and Evin Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp.
- Mon Jardin Farm — Baby turnips, chard, red Russian kale, zucchini, okra and baby arugula.
- Morrow Family Farm — Brown crowder peas, green beans, red beans and fall sweet corn.
- Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, moussaka, artichoke pie, feta dip and pickled beets.
- Oakland Organics — Baby collards, jalapeño peppers, basil, radishes, crowder peas and okra.
- Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish and Louisiana seafood.
- Papa John’s Family Farm — Lettuce, tomatoes, basil plants, jams and jellies.
- Papa Tom Bonnecaze — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour and corn flour.
- Plantation Pecan — Eggplant, persimmons, cherry tomatoes, burgundy okra and pecans.
- Rico Family Farm — Red potatoes, turnips, collard greens, eggplant, yellow squash and patty pan squash.
- Robinson Farms — Louisiana-certified organic radishes, turnips, mustard greens, kale and okra.
- Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, and beef, goat and pork meat.
- SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls, savory and sweet tortes and scones.
- Yard Bird — Farm fresh poultry, eggs, Hibiscus tea, honey and chutney.
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.
Fresh produce includes tomatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, sweet potatoes, green onions, pumpkins and persimmons.
Call (985)892-1873 for information or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.