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.
Adding local farm-fresh ingredients to menu planning is an excellent way to make healthy lifestyle changes for the New Year. The Red Stick Farmers Market offers a wide variety of healthful foods to add to your winter meals. Throughout the month of January, the market hospitality booth will feature recipe ideas featuring seasonal ingredients. This week at both the Thursday and Saturday Farmers Markets, recipe cards will feature “cabbage” and ways to include both raw and cooked cabbage into your diet plans.
In the weeky Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration, chef Fred Heurtin will join host chef Celeste Gill with ideas on how to incorporate Louisiana’s citrus into your main entrée. The chefs will combine ham shanks and Louisiana oranges for a fresh and seasonal recipe for friends to enjoy. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 am in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 7248 Perkins Road. Louisiana Purchase credit and debit cards are accepted at all three weekly locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at this week’s market include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Barrois Citrus Orchard — Navel oranges, Meyer lemons, grapefruits and blood oranges.
Beau Crete Farm — Lacto-termented fruit drinks.
Belle È corce— Award-winning artisan goat cheeses.
Bocage Honey — Honey and beeswax products.
Briarhill Farms – Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail and Bloody Mary mix.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, gluten-free rice flour, rice grits and grass-fed beed.
Chenier Farm — Broccoli, cabbage, collards, wax beans, green onions and radishes.
Cutrer Specialty Meats — Locally made sausages and other specialty meats.
Delight Thyself — Homemade sweet pies and tarts, and savory pies.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, cabbage, broccoli, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, sweet corn and turnips.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farms — Strawberries, fruit preserves, jalapeno strawberry sauce and sweet fruit breads.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and radishes.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Louisiana Shrimp — Lance Nacio with fresh, wild-caught shrimp.
Mon Jardin Farm — Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, green beans, zucchini, okra.
Morrow Family Farm — Louisiana strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish and Louisiana seafood.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, basil plants, jams and jellies.
Robinson Farms — Louisiana-certified organic carrots, radishes, turnips, mustard greens, and kale.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, and beef, goat and pork meat.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls, savory and sweet tortes and scones.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, cherry tomatoes, mustard greens and lettuce.
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 vendor Pam Warner, The Hot Tamale Mama, will serve her hand rolled tamales and introduce her new Vegan line.
Fresh produce will include: tomatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, sweet potatoes, green onions, pumpkins, persimmons, oyster mushrooms and shitake mushrooms, collards, mustards, turnips, kale, spinach, arugula and assorted salad greens.
For more information call (985) 892-1873 for information or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.