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.
Late summer produce, such as okra, dominates the market as farmers switch to planting early fall crops.
In the cooking demonstration, student chefs and faculty from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will feature late summer produce in summer recipes. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market is open at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Shoppers should enter off Kenilworth Boulevard, at Irene Drive.
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.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farms — Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and tomato relish.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Acorn squash, tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, zucchini and squash.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
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, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, basil, eggplant, butternut squash, okra and mustard greens.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
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 Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
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 sauce.
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, peas, okra, spaghetti squash, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, Greek feta and chevre goat cheeses in flavored variaties, cheddar, 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.
In this week’s cooking demonstration, chef Leslie Guy from Sorelli’s at the Market, will serve pizza and pasta. Music will be provided by Joe Barbara beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, assorted greens, collards, kale, mustards, turnips, spinach, Swiss chard, cabbage, bok choy, salad greens and lettuces 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.