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 Advocate’s Food section.
The Red Stick Farmers Market will hold a special expanded version of the Thursday Market on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. until noon at 7248 Perkins Road. Several Saturday vendors will join the usual Thursday merchants. Galette des Rois, strawberries, honey, meats and later winter vegetables will be available for shoppers.
The market will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18, for the Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade. The Main Street Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, serving breakfast and lunch.
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 Thursday include:
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens — Flowers.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, gluten-free rice flour, rice grits and grass-fed beef.
Chenier Farm — Beets, cabbage, collards, green onions, red Russian kale, Swiss chard, sweet potaotes, mustard greens, mizuna mix, turnips, honey and eggs.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, turnips, carrots, radishes, green onions, mustard greens, purple onions and spinach.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, sweet breads, muffins, scones, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, new potatoes, beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, green onions, mustard greens, Swiss chard, parsley, spinach, kale, turnips, strawberries, pumpkins and carrots.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and winter vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, camellias and perennial trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Louisiana Shrimp — Lance Nacio with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka, artichoke pie, roasted eggplant salad, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, red lentil balls, tabouli, bean salad, spinach pie and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish, crab meat and alligator sausage.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Red and yellow bell peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, salsa, chow chow, tomato sauces, jams and jellies.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, tomatoes, heirloom cabbage, 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.
In this week’s cooking demonstration, market vendors Nanette Schoenewe and Susan Tarasova of Ambrosia Live Food and Beverage will serve samples and preview their Detox Program for Lenten Season.
Fresh produce will include assorted greens, collards, kale, turnips, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, radishes, citrus and strawberries.
Meats and dairy include beef, pork, sausage, chicken, quail, yard eggs, quail eggs, milk, cream, Creole cream cheese, goat chees and milk.
A variety of herbs, baked and prepared goods, plants and flowers will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.