Red Stick Farmers’ Market

Sweet potatoes, cushaw, butternut squash and pumpkins will be available to Red Stick Farmers Market shoppers in downtown Baton Rouge Sept. 17.

The farmers’ market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on Fifth Street between Main and North streets.

In the Fresh From the Market program, chef Kelly Patrick Williams, of Tony Chachere’s, and host chef Celeste Gill will prepare dishes featuring seasonal ingredients available at the market.

The show begins at 10 a.m. iwn 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.

The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will perform inside Main Street Market in the Main Street seating area beginning at 8:30 a.m., and local blues musicians LeBlanc & Hoppenstedt will entertain shoppers outside at the farmers’ market.

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 Thursday Mid-Week Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon, 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 both Red Stick Farmers Market locations.

For information about the farmers’ markets, contact the Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance, which sponsors the farmers’ market, 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 - Native Louisiana fruit wines and sausages.

Beau Crete Farm - Seasonal pro-biotic lacto-fermented fruit drinks.

Belle Ecorce Farm - Goat cheeses and chicken and duck eggs.

Bocage Hoeny - Honey and beeswax products.

Briarhill Farm - Cornish hen, whole chicken, quail, bloody Mary mix and tomato relish.

Cajun Grain - Jasmine brown and white rice, free-range pork meat and grass-fed beef meat.

Chenier Farm - Purple hull peas, cushaw, specialty squash varieties, okra, honey and eggs.

Delight Thyself - Sweet and savory pies, frozen food entrées, pickles, fig preserves and stuffed bell peppers.

Dillard Teacakes - Teacakes and sweet potato pies.

Fekete Farm - Sweet potatoes, radishes, eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and cucumbers.

Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden - Lettuces, sprouts and salad dressings.

Feliciana’s Best - Dairy products, including milk, heavy cream and butter.

Forte Grove Artisan Breads - Breads, including baguettes, challah and focaccia; angel food cake; scones and cookies.

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

Glaser Family Farm - Pumpkins, mustard greens, okra, onions, basil and new potatoes.

Greenhand Nursery - Tomato vegetable seedings and herbs.

Iverstine Family Farm - Eggs, pasture-raised poultry and heritage pork.

Le Potager - Cheese and garlic biscuits, dark chocolate cake, fruit scones, tarts and sherbet.

Louisiana shrimp - Evin & Gage Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp.

Mississippi Natural Products - Fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms and shiitake dust.

Morrow Family Farm - Purple hull peas and crowder peas.

Nur’s Kitchen - Cabbage stew, eggplant-stuffed moussaka, artichoke pie and pesto.

Oakland Organics - Mustard, kale, basil, eggplant, hot peppers and arugula.

Outlaw Katfish Kompany - Des Allemands wild-caught catfish and crabs.

Papa John Family Farm - Lettuce, tomato sauces, bell pepper, jams, jellies and chow chow.

Plantation Pecan - Pecans, Burgundy okra, Asian pears, cantaloupe and watermelon.

Rico Family Farm - Green beans, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tamales, tortilla chips and salsa.

Rocking R Dairy Farm - Pasteurized goat milk; feta and ch?vre cheeses, pork, goat and beef meat, and yogurt.

SaySaye’s Village Bakery - Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls, savory and sweet tortes.

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.