Editor’s note: The farmers markets vegetable and food product lists are featured on The Advocate’s website, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
Late winter produce, including root and cruciferous vegetables, citrus, strawberries and leafy greens, continues to dominate booths at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Both the Saturday and Thursday markets will offer a variety of vegetables, baked goods, honey, pasture-raised meats and plants.
In the weekly Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration, a trio of local chefs with “The Cabin Cookbook,” Chef Gerard Hemery from Bernadette’s Restaurant, Chef Lynn Anselmo of The Cabin Restaurant, and contributor Thomas Robert, will prepare recipes from their cookbook using fresh ingredients from the market. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 am in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Student violinists from the studio of Danis Salassi will perform inside the market prior to the cooking demonstration. Guitarist Kevin Johnson will perform outside.
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.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soup, shrimp creole and pork and grillades.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, greens, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, cilantro and parsley.
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 — Bbaguettes, a variety of artisan breads and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Greens, strawberries, English cucumbers, new potatoes and carrots.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Le Potager — Cheese and garlic biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones and other bread.
Louisiana Shrimp — Gage & Evin Shrimp co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Fava beans, artichokes, turnips, beets, carrots, greens.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
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 jellies.
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 — Fava beans, strawberries, onions, cabbage, salsa and chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, goat meat and yogurt.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Green peas, strawberries, cabbage, spinach 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.
Mosquito Control will be handing out informaiton at today’s market. In this week’s cooking demonstration, Chez Bubba of Covington will showcase their new “Bayou Voodoo” sauce.
Fresh produce will include assorted greens,beets, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and other seasonal produce, mets, dairy, eggs, honey and herbs.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.