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.
Fall pumpkins have arrived at the Red Stick Farmers Market, as are other fall produce such as mustard greens, kale and arugula.
In the cooking demonstration, Nathan Gresham, executive chef and co-owner of Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar, will create a dish using seasonal produce.
The Thursday Market will be open at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. 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 at Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens —Cut flowers.
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 — Jalapeños, cucumbers, okra, squash, radish and green onions.
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 — Pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, cushaw, eggplant, turnips, bell peppers, squash, basil, okra, greens and new potatoes.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and fall vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork, and taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
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.
Mon Jardin Farm — Baby red Russian kale, mustard mix, baby squash blossoms, arugula, okra, squash and sunflowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Shelled purple-hull peas, okra.
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, basil plants, jam, 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, cantaloupe, Asian sun melons, figs, okra, cucumber, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, Greek feta and chevre goat cheeses, cow’s milk and goat milk cheddar, curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt, milk and 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, Restaurant Thai Taste in Covington will serve a wide variety of samples from their menu. Music will be provided by The Petty Bones beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, shelled peas, eggplant, assorted squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, assorted greens, broccoli, cauliflower, 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.