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 continues its celebration of Garden Month Saturday morning in downtown Baton Rouge. Strawberries, asparagus and tomatoes are among the fresh produce that will be available.

At the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market in the North Street seating area, student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will use local produce to prepare recipes for shoppers to sample.

The Thursday Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon 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 at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge include:

Amato’s Winery — Native Louisiana wines.

Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, chicken and duck eggs.

Bocage Honey — Honey.

Briarhill Farm — Bamboo shoots, Cornish hens, chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and pickles.

Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, rice grits and pasture-raised beef.

Chenier Family Farm — Cauliflower, cabbage, green onions, kale, Swiss chard and honey.

Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, pork grillades, spinach Madeleine, pimento cheese and gluten-free items.

Dillard Teacakes — Homemade tea cakes and sweet potato pie.

Fekete Farm — Strawberries, cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, beets, new potatoes, squash and leeks.

Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, half-and-half, heavy cream, butter and eggs.

Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces, spinach and salad dressings.

Felixville Organics — Eggs.

Fletcher Farm — Strawberries, zucchini, squash, sweet onions and preserves.

Forte Grove — Artisan breads, assorted muffins, croissants and cookies.

Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.

Glaser Family Farm — Tomatoes, English cucumbers, squash, zucchini, arugula, turnips, collards and beets.

Greenhand Nursery — Spring vegetable seedlings, herbs and fruit trees.

Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, turnips, cabbage, endive, strawberries and eggs.

Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs and Berkshire pork, bacon and sausage.

Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.

Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings, herbs and peppers.

Mon Jardin — Baby squash and artichokes, squash blossoms and fennel.

Morrow Family Farm — Blueberries and strawberries.

Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, roasted red pepper hummus and dips.

Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, basil, jams, jellies, pickles and tomato juice.

Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé, pepper jelly and fry mix.

Plantation Pecan — Asparagus, mayhaws, frozen okra, pecans, pecan pies and pralines.

Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, fava and red beans, squash and tamales.

Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cheddar, yogurt, chocolate milk and goat, lamb and pork meat.

Saye Saye’s Village Bakery — Soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, breads and bread pudding.

Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, shallots, Swiss chard, squash and zucchini.

Covington Market

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 Brian Bonura and Philip Bartles beginning at 9:30 a.m. In the cooking demonstration, Steve Ahrons, owner of Seiler Bar and Bistro in Covington, will prepare and sample selections from the bistro’s menu.

For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

Crescent City Farmers Market

The Crescent City Farmers Market hosts three markets.

On Tuesday, the market is in Uptown, 200 Broadway Street, New Orleans, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursdays find the market in Mid-City, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The market comes downtown on Saturdays, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Market schedule


WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

WHERE: Downtown Baton Rouge on Fifth Street between Main and North streets.

PARKING: On Saturdays, free parking is available in the Galvez Garage, which also serves as the Red Stick Farmers Market rain location.

Main Street Market

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: In the Galvez Garage, also between Main and North streets Baton Rouge with an entrance on Fifth Street.


WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.

WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road; enter off Kenilworth Boulevard at Irene Drive.

FOR INFO: Contact Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance, which sponsors the markets, at (225) 267-5060.