Editor’s note: The farmers markets vegetable and food product lists are featured every week on The Advocate’s website, http://www.theadvocate.com, and on the first Thursday of each month in The Advocate’s Food section.
The Red Stick Farmers Market and Louisiana 2 Step are hosting Star-Spangled Saturday morning in downtown Baton Rouge.
At the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market in the North Street seating area, chef Celeste Gill will demonstrate how to put a fresh and local twist on Fourth of July barbecue and party favorites. Shoppers are encouraged to sign up for the weekly e-newsletter at http://www.breada.org to receive recipes from the cooking demonstrations.
The Tuesday Market, 8410 Goodwood Blvd., will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, weathering permitting, with a variety of summer produce, including corn, blueberries and squash.
On Wednesday, Red Stick Farmers Market vendors will be at the Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting, and at Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.
The Thursday Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Shoppers should enter off Kenilworth Boulevard at Irene Drive. It also will hold a special Wednesday market on July 3.
A Friday market will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting, at Hope Ministries, 4643 Winbourne Ave.
All markets will be closed July 4 and July 5.
Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at the farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato’s Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, chicken and duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farm — Bamboo shoots, Cornish hens, chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and pickles.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice.
Chenier Family Farm — Tomatoes, corn, eggplant, sweet onions, kale, potatoes, tomatillos, watermelon, cantaloupe, eggs and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo, pork grillades, spinach Madeleine, pimento cheese and gluten-free items.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade tea cakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, new potatoes, broccoli, zucchini, eggplant, heirloom tomatoes and leeks.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, half-and-half, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces, spinach and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Strawberries, zucchini, squash, sweet onions, snap beans and preserves.
Forte Grove — Artisan breads, assorted muffins, croissants and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Tomatoes, English cucumbers, okra, basil, corn, beets and Swiss chard.
Greenhand Nursery — Spring vegetable seedlings, herbs and fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, turnips, beets, cucumbers, blackberries, strawberries and eggs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, and Berkshire pork and bacon.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings, herbs and peppers.
Mon Jardin — Baby squash and eggplant, squash blossoms, hot and sweet peppers.
Morrow Family Farm — Blueberries, strawberries, sweet onions, snap beans, beans, corn and squash.
Naquin Family Farm — Tomatoes, potatoes and squash.
Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, roasted red pepper hummus and dips.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, jams, jellies, pickles and tomato juice.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé, pepper jelly and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Peaches, nectarines, pecans, pecan pies and pralines.
Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, red beans, squash and tamales.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cheddar, yogurt, chocolate milk, and lamb and pork meat.
Saye Saye’s Village Bakery — Soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, breads and bread pudding.
Vicknair Family Farm — Cantaloupe, watermelon, fairy tale eggplant, squash and zucchini.
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.
Music will be provided by The Lucky Dogs beginning at 9:30 a.m. In the cooking demonstration, Soma Bistro, a new Covington restaurant, will serve and sample selections from its menu.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
The Crescent City Farmers Market hosts three markets.
On Tuesday, the market is in Uptown, 200 Broadway Street, New Orleans, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays find the market in Mid-City, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The market comes downtown on Saturdays, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans, from 8 a.m. until noon.
RED STICK FARMERS MARKET
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.
Main Street Market
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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