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 Saturday is Melon Mania at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Chef Jaime Hernandez, of Juban’s, will join chef Celeste Gill for the cooking demonstration, which will feature cool melon recipes to beat the summer heat.
The Thursday Market will be 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 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.
Beau Crete — Probiotic drinks.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens — Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — Watermelons, Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and tomato relish.
Chenier Farm — Watermelon, cantaloupe, Yukon gold potatoes, peas, garlic, eggplant, sweet corn, squash and tomatoes.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Watermelon, figs, radishes, white turnips, new potatoes, peppers, cucumbers and greens.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Fletcher Farms — Creole tomatoes and farm-fresh eggs.
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 bell peppers, new potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes, onions, peppers, basil, eggplant and cushaw.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Harbo Honey — Honey.
Inglewood Farm — Corn, edamame, lime beans, watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, okra, green beans 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 Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, eggplant and flowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Sweet corn, peas, tomatoes, peppers, squash, red beans, eggplant onions, tomatoes and figs.
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, peppers, tomatoes, jams and jellies, pickles, salsa and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Watermelon, seedless melons, cantaloupe, Asian sun melons, okra, peaches, plums, spaghetti squash, pecans, pecan pies and pecan candy.
Rico Family Farm — Cucuzza, okra, cucumbers, squash, peppers, yard-long beans, crowder peas, tomatoes, eggplant, salsa, tamales and tortilla chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, Greek feta and chevre goat cheeses, cow’s milk and goat milk cheddar, curds, goat meat and milk.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Watermelon, Pobalno peppers, tomatoes, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cantaloupe and figs.
Yard Bird Farm — Pasture-raised poultry and farm-fresh eggs.
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, Sala Thai staff will prepare and serve specialities from its menu. Music will be provided by Sharon Sech.
Fresh produce will include shelled peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, beets, broccoli and 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.