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.
Spring produce continues to dominate booths at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Early season blueberries are in, as is summer squash, cucumbers, onions and green beans. Both the Saturday and Tuesday markets will offer a variety of vegetables, baked goods, honey, pasture-raised meats and plants.
Thursday, April 26 will be the last day for the market at 7248 Perkins Road. Beginning May 3, the market will relcoated to Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. The Tuesday Market on Goodwood Boulevard opens Tuesday, April 24 with a variety of spring produce.
In the weekly Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration, chef Andrea Flores of The Dream Gourmet will join host Celeste Gill for a healthy demonstration using seasonal produce found at the market. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 am in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
The Thursday and Tuesday Markets are 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.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, turnips, collards, kale, beets, new potatoes, green and purple beans.
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 tarst, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Greens, strawberries, English cucumbers, beets, cabbage, summer squash, tomatoes.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Certified organic vegetables including kale, greens, cabbage, squash, broccoli, beets and onions.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Le Potager — Cheese and garlic biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads and ice cream.
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, beets, carrots, squash blossoms and flowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries, blueberries, zucchini, 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, sweet basil, 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, asparagus and mayhaws.
Rico Family Farm — Strawberries, squash, new potatoes, green beans, salsa, tamales and chipes.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, broccoli, squash and mustard greens.
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, Sala Thai of Covington will prepare and serve a speciality from their menu.
Fresh produce will include assorted greens, collards, kale, turnips, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, radishes, citrus and strawberries.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
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