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.
Red Stick Farmers Market’s summer Fresh Fest continues Saturday with Just Peachy.
Shoppers should arrive early to purchase a bucket of Mr. Buddy’s sweet peaches from Plantation Pecan. Louisiana peaches are great in cobblers, pies, homemade ice cream, and parfaits or even on the grill.
Chef Don Bergeron will demonstrate how to incorporate peaches into summertime menus as the guest chef for the “Fresh from the Market” cooking show.
The cooking demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
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 - Fruit wines, sausages and Italian cheeses.
•Beard Farm - Purple hull peas, okra, eggs, jams and jellies.
•Beau Crete Farms - Probiotic lacto-fermented soft drinks.
•Belle Ecorce Farm - Goat cheeses, fruit spreads and herb-flavored cheese disks.
•Briarhill Farm - Chickens, quail, Cornish hens, bloody Mary mix, tomato relish and pickles.
•Cajun Grain - Jasmine brown and white rice, free-range pork and beef.
•Chenier Family Farm - Sweet corn, purple hull peas and melons.
•Delight Thyself - Homemade sweet pies and tarts, savory meat and crawfish pies.
•Dillard Teacakes - Teacakes and sweet potato pies.
•EquiTerra Farms - Organic blueberries.
•Fekete Farm - Heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and eggplants.
•Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden - Lettuces, alfalfa sprouts and salad dressings.
•Fletcher Farms - Yellow squash, bell pepper, zucchini and eggplants.
•Forte Grove Breads - Artisan breads.
•Francis Chauvin - Fruit pies, sugar-free tarts and pastries.
•Glaser Produce Farm - Garlic, onions, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots and peppers.
•Greenhand Nursery - Blueberry plants, vegetable seedlings, tomato plants and herbs.
•Harbo Bee Co. - Honey.
•Le Potager - Cheese and garlic biscuits, breads, dark chocolate cake and cookies.
•Louisiana Shrimp - Wild-caught shrimp and fish from Lance Nacio.
•Mississippi Natural Products - Fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms, shiitake dust, mushroom grow kits.
•Mizell Farm - Herb plants.
•Mon Jardin - Field tomatoes, artichoke blooms, baby okra.
•Morrow Family Farm - Blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and bell pepper.
•Naquin Farm - Tomatoes, bell pepper, squash, cucumbers and eggplant.
•Nur’s Kitchen - Cabbage stew, eggplant-stuffed moussaka, artichoke pie and feta dip.
•Oakland Organic - Crowder peas, hot peppers, black Brandywine tomatoes, and potatoes.
•Outlaw Katfish Kompany - Wild-caught catfish from Des Allemands.
•Papa John Family Farm - Various tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, pickles, jellies and jams.
•Plantation Pecan - Sweet corns, cantaloupes, watermelons, plums, nectarines and peaches.
•Rico Family Farm - Patty pan squash, pinto beans, cucumbers, okra, Ichiban eggplant.
•Robinson Family Farm - Certified organic produce, including squash, cucumbers and beans.
•Ryals Goat Dairy Farm - Grade A pasteurized goat milk, cow’s milk and goat cheeses.
•SaySaye’s Village Bakery - Tortes, cinnamon rolls, various breads, calzones and soups.
•Vicknair Family Farm - Watermelon, cantaloupe, onions, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.
•Yard Bird Farm - Free-range chicken and organic vegetables.
The Livingston Parish Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon in the New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot in Denham Springs on Florida Boulevard (U.S. 190) across from McDonald’s.
For more information or an application to join the market, call Market Director
Ray Gill at (225) 505-3993.
The Covington Farmers Market is open, rain or shine, 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.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
The Food section listing is limited to food-related participants and is not a complete listing of each vendor’s selections. Many of the markets also have artists and crafts vendors.