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.
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May is Garden Month, and the Red Stick Farmers Market is celebrating by having East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners offering planting tips and gardening advice for market shoppers.
In the cooking demonstration, Nathan Gresham, executive chef and co-owner of Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar, and chef Celeste Gill will create a dish using seasonal produce.
The Thursday Market will open at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Shoppers should enter off Kenilworth Boulevard, at Irene Drive. The Tuesday Market on Goodwood Boulevard is also now open weekly.
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.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
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 greens, leeks, beets, carrots, green beans and squash.
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, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Salad greens, strawberries, English cucumbers, new potatoes, beets, cabbage, greens and onions.
Greenhand Nursery — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Greens, cabbage, summer squash, broccoli, beets, kohlrabi, fennel and herbs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork.
Le Potager — Biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads, muffins, soups and ice cream.
Louisiana Shrimp — Gage & Evin Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mississippi Natural Products — Fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms and grow kits.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Blackberries, baby squash, fava beans, artichokes, beets and zinnias.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries, blueberries, zucchini, snap beans and tomatoes.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Des Allemands wild-caught catfish, crabmeat and alligator sausage.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Cucumbers, bell peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet basil and jams.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Asparagus, mayhaws, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Strawberries, squash, new potatoes, green beans, salsa, tamales and chips.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, tomatoes, squash and greens.
The Covington Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the side lawn of City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire.
In this week’s cooking demonstration, Charlie Gambino, of CJ Gambino Catering, will prepare and serve lasagna and Doberge Cake. Music will be provided by the Pot Luck String Band.
Fresh produce will include squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, lettuces, beets, broccoli, radishes and other seasonal produce. Available fruits will include strawberries, peaches and blueberries.
Seafood, meats, dairy products, eggs, honey, herbs and prepared foods will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
WHERE: Downtown Baton Rouge on Fifth Street between Main and North streets.
PARKING: On Saturdays, free parking is available in the Galvez Garage, which also serves as the Red Stick Farmers Market rain location.
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: In the Galvez Garage, also between Main and North streets in downtown Baton Rouge with an entrance on Fifth Street.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.
WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road; enter off Kenilworth Boulevard at Irene Drive.
FOR INFO: Contact Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance, which sponsors the markets, at (225) 267-5060.
WHEN: Tuesdays, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to noon.
WHERE: In the parking lot of the Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd.
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