The Red Stick Farmers Market features Louisiana tomatoes in the annual Tomato Me Crazy celebration Saturday.
Held at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Baton Rouge, the market will feature face-painting by Liz Lopes, tomato giveaways at the coffee booth and a tomato-themed art booth as part of the Red Stick Sprouts kids program.
There also will be a contest called “Guess How Many Tomatoes,” which has a first prize of a dinner for two at Ruffino’s Restaurant.
Local farmers also will have samples of a variety of Louisiana tomatoes.
Chef Brant Palazzo of D’Angelo’s Restaurant will offer summer recipes using locally grown tomatoes during the Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration at 10 a.m.
Host chef Celeste Gill also will suggest other recipes that feature Louisiana Creole tomatoes.