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.
Celebrate the peak of the Louisiana strawberry season with Strawberry Jam at this week’s Saturday market. Market vendors will showcase their strawberry specialities and children can enjoy a strawberry art activity and face painting. In the weekly Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration, Chris Motto, executive cef of Mansur’s on the Boulevard, will join host Celeste Gill in making dishes with strawberries. The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will perform inside the Main Street Market beginning at 8:30 a.m. Local musician Mel Chavis will also entertain shoppers with zydeco music throughout the morning.
The Tuesday Market on Goodwood Boulevard will reopen Tuesday, April 24.
The Thursday Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at 7248 Perkins Road.
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.
Beard Family Farm — Eggs, oyster mushrooms, jams and jellies.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens — Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — 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.
Chenier Farm — Broccoli, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, turnips, honey and eggs.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, greens, radishes, leeks, onions, herbs and new potatoes.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farms — Strawberries, strawberry jam, jalapeño strawberry sauce and sweet fruit breads.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, and sugar-free tarts.
Glaser Family Farm — Greens, strawberries, English cucumbers, onions and squash.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Greens, lettuce, kohlrabi, carrots, beets, herbs, onions and celery.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Le Potager — Cheese and garlic biscuits, fruit cake, cookies and scones, breads, tarts and soups.
Louisiana Shrimp — Lance Nacio with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mississippi Natural Products — Fresh and dried shitake mushrooms and grow kits.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Fava beans, artichokes, beets and carrots.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries, blueberries, zucchini and new potatoes.
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 — Red and yellow bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, jams and salsa.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Strawberries, squash, blackberries, new potatoes and tamales.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, broccoli, spinach.
Yard Bird Farms — Pasture-raised poultry and farm-fresh eggs.
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, chef Tony Hustad of Nuvolari’s will serve a seasonal selection from their menu. Music will be provided by Ben Manuel and Friends.
Fresh citrus and strawberries will be available, as will seafood, locally raised meats and dairy products, honey, eggs and herbs. Prepared foods, baked goods, plants and fresh-cut flowers will also be for sale.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.