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.
Warm-weather crops are beginning to spring up at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Both the Saturday and Thursday markets will offer a variety of vegetables, baked goods, honey, pasture-raised meats and plants.
On Saturday, student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will use seasonal ingredients to prepare and demonstrate easy recipes during the cooking segment inside the North Street entrance to the Main Street Market, beginning at 10 a.m.
The Thursday Market is 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 and homemade sausages.
Barrois Citrus Orchard — Ruby Red grapefruits, oranges, Meyer lemons and tangelos.
Beard Family Farm — Eggs, oyster mushrooms, jams and jellies.
Beau Crete — Probiotic drinks.
Boudreaux Gardens — Cut flowers.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farms — Cornish hens, chicken, quail, Bloody Mary mix and preserves.
Chenier Farm — Beets, cabbage, greens, sweet potatoes, eggs.
Delight Thyself — Pies and other prepared foods.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, greens and salad dressing.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard, carrots, herbs, beets and spinach.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Fletcher Farms — Strawberries, strawberry jam and 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.
Glaser Family Farm — English cucumbers, new potatoes, Brussel sprouts, greens.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, poultry, heritage pork.
Le Potager — Biscuits, cakes and cookies, tarts and soups.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood’s shrimp and fish.
Mississippi Natural Products — Mushrooms, mushroom grow kits, dog treats.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Brussels sprouts, cabbage, beets, red Russian kale, Swiss chard.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
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, lettuce, tomatoes.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Asparagus, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Strawberries, green onions, cabbage, salsa, tamales and chips.
Robinson Farms — Certified organic carrots, turnips, kale and Swiss chard.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, cheeses, goat meat and yogurt.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, heirloom cabbage, lettuce, spinach and broccoli.
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 Johnny Price and Homegrown.
Fresh produce will include assorted greens, collards, kale, mustards, turnips, Swiss chard, bok choy, beets, radishes, citrus and strawberries. Meat and dairy products will include beef, pork, sausage, chicken, quail, milk, cream, Creole cream cheese and goat’s milk and cheeses. Honey, herbs and a variety of prepared foods will also be available.
For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.