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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Late-summer produce, including bell peppers and okra, will be available to Red Stick Farmers Market shoppers in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday morning.
In the “Fresh From the Market” cooking demonstration, chef Celeste Gill, who offers catering and emergency food services in the Baton Rouge area, will prepare dishes featuring seasonal ingredients available at the market. The show begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the North Street seating area inside Main Street Market.
Shoppers may stop by the Red Stick Farmers Market hospitality booth for a chance to win a special farmers market basket giveaway. Also, contributions will be accepted for the Louisiana Small Farm Survival fund to assist farmers affected by Hurricane Isaac. The fund provides gap funding and assistance with recovery efforts for farmers who experience crop losses, equipment or structure damage due to natural disasters.
Contributions also may be made at http://www.breada.org on the “Donate” page by selecting LA Small Farm Survival Fund, market spokeswoman Copper Alvarez said.
The Tuesday farmers market on Goodwood Boulevard is closed until October as farmers transition from summer to fall crops, but the Thursday Mid-Week Market will be held at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at Saturday’s Red Stick Farmers Market in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana fruit wines and sausages.
Belle É corce Farm — Artisan goat cheeses, and chicken and duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey and beeswax products.
Briarhill Farm — Cornish hen, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix, tomato relish and salsa.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, gluten-free rice flour, rice grits and grass-fed beef.
Chenier Family Farm — Summer squash varieties, butternut squash, okra, mustard greens and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies; gumbo, spaghetti squash and meat sauces, stuffed poblano and bell pepper.
Dillard Teacakes — Teacakes and sweet potato pies.
Fekete Farm — Mustard greens, jalapeños, okra and green onions.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Whole, reduced-fat and skim milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Lettuces, sprouts and salad dressings.
Forte Grove Breads — Artisan breads, including traditional and whole-grain baguettes, crostini, cookies, and seasonal pastries.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, shoe soles and sugar-free tarts.
Glaser Family Farm — Bell peppers, new potatoes, summer squash, cushaw, tomatoes, basil, eggplant and okra.
Greenhand Nursery — Fall vegetable seedlings, herbs, fruit trees and fig trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry, Berkshire pork and pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
Le Potager — Cheese biscuits, various cookies, fruit scones, seasonal breads, fruit tarts and muffins.
Louisiana shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and fish.
Mississippi Natural Products — Fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, dips, cabbage stew, lentil soup, hummus and bean salad.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood and seafood dips.
Papa John Family Farm — Lettuce, red bell peppers, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, chow chow and tomato sauces.
Plantation Pecan — Watermelon, Asian pears, figs, burgundy okra, roasted pecans, natural pecan halves and pieces, and pecan pies.
Rico’s Family Farm — Squash, eggplant, mustard greens, sweet peppers, tamales and salsa.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, goat meat, yogurt and chocolate milk.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls, and savory and sweet tortes.
COVINGTON — The Covington Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire.
On Saturday, market vendors Steve and Elizabeth Nuccio will prepare and sell muffalotta, and the We 3 group will provide music beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Among the fresh and local items available at the Saturday market will be vine-ripened tomatoes, shelled peas, Swiss chard, cabbage, radishes, shrimp, beef, miok, eggs, honey, herbs, baked goods, pasta sauces, and freshly squeezed juices.
The Food section listing is limited to food-related participants and is not a complete listing of each vendor’s selections. Many of the markets also have artists and crafts vendors.
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 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.
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