Editor’s note: The farmers markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every Thursday on The Advocate’s website, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in the Food section.
Late winter produce, including root and cruciferous vegetables, citrus, strawberries and leafy greens, continues to dominate booths at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Both the Saturday and Thursday markets will offer a variety of vegetables, baked goods, honey, pasture-raised meats and plants.
On Saturday, the Red Stick Farmers Market downtown will feature a “Geaux Green” theme. East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be available to provide advice for planting and maintaining vegetable gardens. At a green composting booth, shoppers can learn how to turn kitchen waste into compost for the garden. Young market shoppers can take part in an art activity with a green theme.
In the weekly “Fresh From the Market” cooking demonstration, chef Elton Hyndman, of Nino’s Italian Restaurant, will join host chef Celeste Gill to show shoppers how to make shrimp stock and pair it with seasonal vegetables. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
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.
Barrois Citrus Orchard — Navel oranges, Meyer lemons, grapefruit, tangerines and blood oranges.
Beard Family Farm — Eggs, oyster mushrooms, jams and jellies.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farms — 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 — Broccoli, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, turnips, honey and eggs.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pies.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets and spinach.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farms — Strawberries, strawberry jam, jalapeño strawberry sauce and sweet fruit breads.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads and cookies.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and carrots.
Greenhand Nursery — Herbs and winter vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Louisiana Shrimp — Evin & Gage Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, red Russian kale, baby greens and tomatoes.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish, crabmeat and alligator sausage.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Red and yellow bell peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, jams and jellies.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Robinson Farms — Louisiana-certified organic carrots, radishes, turnips, mustard greens, kale and kohlrabi.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, goat meat and yogurt.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, tomatoes, heirloom cabbage, lettuce, spinach and broccoli.
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.
Fresh produce will include assorted greens, collards, kale, turnips, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, radishes, citrus and strawberries.
Call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
In this week’s cooking demonstration, market vendors Michael and Leslie Southerland, of Southy’s Soups, will prepare gumbo z’herbes.