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 continues its “Fresh Fest” with “Cool as a Cucumber” this Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge.
The market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on Fifth Street between Main and North streets.
The weekly Fresh From the Market cooking program will feature a Discover You CAN demonstration by Tanya Dillon, of Delight Thyself With Feliciana Delights. She will show market shoppers how to preserve cucumbers and purple hull peas. Discover You CAN is a summer canning education program sponsored by Jarden Home Brands, maker of Ball canning products.
The demonstration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the North Street seating area inside the Main Street Market, which is in the Galvez Garage, also between Main and North streets with an entrance on Fifth Street.
Guitarist Kevin Johnson will entertain shoppers outside throughout the morning.
On Saturdays, free parking is available for market shoppers in the Galvez Garage, which also serves as the Red Stick Farmers Market rain location.
The Tuesday Mid-Week Market operates from 8 a.m. to noon each Tuesday, weather permitting, through the summer in the parking lot of the Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. near the Tara Boulevard intersection.
The Thursday Mid-Week Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, weather permitting, at 7248 Perkins Road in front of the Perkins Palm development, across from The Baton Rouge Clinic, between Essen Lane and Kenilworth Parkway.
Louisiana Purchase, credit and debit cards are accepted at all three weekly locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market.
For information about the farmers’ markets, contact the Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance at (225) 267-5060.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at Saturday’s Red Stick Farmers Market in downtown Baton Rouge include:
•Amato Louisiana Native Winery - Fruit wines, including blueberry wine, and sausages.
•Beard Farm - Purple hull peas, okra, eggs, jams and jellies.
•Belle Ècorce Farm - Goat cheeses including party cheese disks, logs and spreads, and chicken and duck eggs.
•Bocage Honey - Honey.
•Briarhill Farm - Cornish hen, whole chickens, quail, bloody Mary mix, salsa and preserves.
•Chenier Family Farm - Okra, cucumbers, figs, purple hull peas, melons, honey and eggs.
•Coyote Creek - Fruit trees and herbs.
•Delight Thyself With Feliciana Delights - Sweet and savory pies and tarts; frozen entrees; stuffed bell pepper and jellies.
•Dillard Teacakes - Teacakes and sweet potato pies.
•Fekete Farm - Figs, heirloom tomatoes and watermelon, eggplant, squash and kale.
•Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden - Lettuces, sprouts and salad dressings.
•Fletcher Family Farms - Squash, zucchini, bell pepper, eggplant, tomatoes and sweet onions.
•Forte Grove Breads - Artisan breads, including challah and baguettes; muffins; and fig pound cake.
•Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies - Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, shoe soles, and sugar-free tarts.
•Glaser Family Farm - Garlic, onions, okra, squash, cucumbers, jalapeños, cushaw and basil.
•Greenhand Nursery - Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
•Harbo Honey - Honey.
•Iverstine Family Farm - Eggs, pasture-raised poultry and pork.
•Le Potager - Cheese and garlic biscuits, gorgonzola and walnut bread, tarts, cake and cookies.
•Louisiana shrimp - Evin & Gage with fresh, wild-caught shrimp.
•Mizell Farm - Vegetable plants and herbs.
•Morrow Family Farm - Blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplant.
•Naquin Farm - Tomatoes, cucumber, squash, bell pepper, okra and eggplant.
•Nur’s Kitchen - Cabbage stew, artichoke pie, feta dip, pesto and salad dressings.
•Oakland Organic - Brandywine tomatoes, collard greens, figs, crowder peas and hot peppers.
•Outlaw Katfish Kompany - Des Allemands wild-caught catfish and live and soft-shelled crabs.
•Papa John’s Family Farm - Tomatoes, lettuce, basil plants, bell pepper, jams and jellies.
•Plantation Pecan Co. - Peaches, plums, cantaloupe, watermelon, pecan pies and pecans.
•Rico Family Farm - Squash, figs, okra, eggplant, tomatoes, tamales, tortilla chips and salsa.
•Robinson Family Farm - Louisiana certified organic produce, including squash, French shallots, okra and purple hull peas.
•Ryals Goat Dairy Farm - Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and ch?vre cheeses, cheddar, and pork and goat meat.
•SaySaye’s Village Bakery - Frozen soups, savory tortes, cinnamon rolls and breads.
•Vicknair Family Farm - Figs, small watermelon, squash, tomatoes, cantaloupe and eggplant
Covington Farmers’ Market
COVINGTON - The Covington Farmers Market is open, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday on the side lawn of City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St. It also is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire.
For this Saturday’s cooking program, Ronnie Bonnette, executive chef of Annadele’s Plantation Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast, will prepare and serve Roasted Shiitake Mushroom Salad, made with pepper jelly vinaigrette, mesclun mix, toasted pecans and goat cheese.
Among vendors’ offerings will be tomatoes, numerous squash and eggplant varieties, beans, edamame, various peppers, cucumbers, sprouts and shoots, blueberries, watermelon, mushrooms, dairy products, chicken and quail eggs, honey, herbs, baked goods, prepared foods including Mexican, Greek, Turkish and Honduran specialties, and locally raised beef, goat, lamb, chicken and quail.
Live music will be provided by Jerry Hess.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or check the website http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
The Food section listing is limited to food-related participants and is not a complete listing of each vendor’s selections. Many of the markets also have artists and crafts vendors.