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.
The Red Stick Farmers Market celebrates the bounty that local farmers bring to the table this week during National Farmers Market Week. Kids can decorate “Love Your Farmer” cards at the Saturday morning market to show their appreciation for local farmers. Local guitarist Kevin Johnson will also perform throughout the morning.
The Thursday Market is open 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 Farm — 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.
Chenier Farm — Watermelon, cantaloupe, peas, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, new potatoes, bell peppers, honey and okra.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — New potatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, sweet banana peppers, zucchini and squash.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
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, Creole onions, jalapeños, cayenne peppers, basil, eggplant, butternut squash, okra and greens.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Harbo Honey — Honey.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork. Taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
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.
Morrow Family Farm — Peas, yellow squash, red beans, eggplant, zucchini, new potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes.
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, red bell peppers, tomatoes, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, chow chow and tomato sauces.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Watermelon, seedless melons, cantaloupe, Asian sun melon, figs, Mississippi silver peas, okra, spaghetti squash, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, Greek feta and goat cheeses, cheddar, curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt, whole and fat-free milk, chocolate milk.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
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.
Tom Marron will provide music beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens 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.