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 Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration will feature a tailgating menu8 to celebrate the opening of football season. Other Labor Day weekend events include the First Saturday Arts Market, face painting and music by the John Gray Jazz Trio.
The Thursday Market, normally at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, will be closed this week because of Tropical Storm Isaac. The Tuesday Market on Goodwood Boulevard is also closed.
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.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farm — 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.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Acorn squash, mustard greens, jalapeños, bell peppers, cucumbers and okra.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Dairy products including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Sweet bell peppers, new potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, jalapeños, basil, eggplant, butternut squash, okra and greens.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and fall vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork. Also taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
Le Potager — Biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads, muffins, soups and ice cream.
Louisiana Shrimp — Gage & Evin Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish, crab meat and alligator sausage.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Lettuce, red bell peppers, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, chow chow and tomato sauces.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Watermleon, cantaloupe, Asian pears, figs, burgundy okra, mayhaws, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Eggplant, squash, new potatoes, green beans, salsa, tamales and chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, Greek feta and chevre goat cheeses, cheddar, curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt and chocolate milk.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
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, Nanette Schoenewe of Real Food at the Market, will prepare grilled shrimp with mashed artichokes and tomato confit. Music will be provided by harpist Jessica Meltz.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, shelled peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, cabbage, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and other seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Seafood, meats, dairy products, eggs, honey, herbs and prepared foods will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.