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.
Live music and plenty of red, white and blue will be at the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. John Gray will open the market with a special rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner and will continue throughout the morning with other patriotic favorites, accompanied by his jazz trio. Frances Chauvin will offer patriotic pies and will take pre-orders until Thursday, June 28. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the cooking demonstration, students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will join chef Celeste Gill, offering suggestions for patriotic picnic fare. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market will be 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:
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 — Watermelons, 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 — Sweet corn, watermleon, jalapeños, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra and greens.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Fletcher Farm — Eggplant, corn, tomatoes, eggs and onions.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — July Fourth patriotic pie, fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Sweet bell peppers, new potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, basil, eggplant and cushaw.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Harbo Honey — Honey.
Inglewood Farm — Watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, San Juan melons, okra, beans, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, scallions, garlic, radishes, herbs, ground cherries and sweet Italian peppers.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork.
Le Potager — Biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads, muffins, soups and ice cream.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anne Marie Seafood with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Romano Italian green beans, cucumbers, summer squash, eggplant, zinnias and sunflowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Sweet corn, pinkeye purple hull peas, tomatoes, bell peppers, yellow squash, red beans, eggplant, sweet onions, blueberries, new potatoes and figs.
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 — Lettuce, red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, chow chow and tomato sauces.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Watermelon, cantaloupe, Asian sun melon, Mississippi silver beans, okra, peances, plums, spaghetti squash and pecans.
Rico Family Farm — Cucuzza, bell peppers, figs, watermelon, Cayenne peppers, yard-long beans, crowder peas, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, salsa, tamales and tortilla chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, Greek feta and chevre goat cheeses, cow’s milk and goat milk cheddar, cheddar curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt, milk and chocolate milk.
SayeSaye’s Village Bakery — Farm-fresh soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, seven-grain French bread, ciabatta, foccacia, muffaletta bread, Italian bread and whole-wheat multigrain bread.
Vicknair Family Farm — Watermelon, Poblano peppers, eggplant, Creole tomatoes, bell peppers and cantaloupe.
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, Keith and Nealy Crawford-Frentz will drive their food truck, Lola Deux, to the market. Music will be provided by Brian Bonura.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, beets, broccoli and other seasonal produce.
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.