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.
Cucumbers are the focus of this week’s Red Stick Farmers Market. Jimme Le of Rock-N-Sake will demonstrate recipes using fresh cucumber and offer samples to market shoppers. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market will 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:
Beard Family Farm — Eggs, purple-hull peas, jams and jellies.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Beau Crete — Probiotic drinks.
Boudreaux Gardens —Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — Watermelons, 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 — Watermleon, cantaloupe, potatoes, peas, eggplant, squash and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Watermelons, figs, white turnips, new potatoes, eggplant and okra.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, chocolate milk, heavy 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, onions, eggplant.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Edamame, lima beans, watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, peppers, okra and cucumbers.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork.
Le Potager — Biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads, muffins, soups and ice cream.
Louisiana Shrimp — Murvin Gaspard of Gage & Evin Shrimp 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, squash, blueberries 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, tomatoes, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Asparagus, mayhaws, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Cucuzza, okra, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, salsa, tamales and tortilla chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cow’s milk, cheddar and curds, goat meat, yogurt and pork.
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. Music will be provided by the Crescent City Celtic Band, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, radishes 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.