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.
Advocate staff report
Farmers will offer a selection of fall vegetables, including sweet corn, pumpkins, butternut squash, turnips and tomatoes, to Red Stick Farmers Market shoppers in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday morning.
The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will offer tips and information on planting and caring for fall and winter gardens. The Arts Market also returns with more than 60 artists from the Gulf Region.
In the “Fresh from the Market” cooking demonstration, cookbook author and Advocate food columnist Cynthia Nobles will join host chef Celeste Gill as they prepare recipes from Nobles’ current book, “The Delta Queen Cookbook.” The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the North Street seating area inside Main Street Market.
The Tuesday Farmers Market on Goodwood Blvd is closed until late October as farmers transition from summer to fall crops, but the Thursday Farmers Market will be held, weather permitting, 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’s Winery — Native Louisiana fruit wines and sausages.
Belle É corce — Artisan goat cheeses, and chicken and duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey and beeswax products.
Briarhill Farm — Cornish hen, whole chickens, quail, bloody Mary mix, fig preserves and chestnuts.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, gluten-free rice flour, rice grits and grass-fed beef.
Chenier Farm — Pumpkins, squash, okra, honey, mustard greens, eggs and khaki fruit.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, spaghetti squash and meat sauces, and pork grillades.
Dillard Teacakes — Tea cakes and sweet potato pies.
Fekete Farm — Jalapeños, cucumbers, okra, squash, radish, green onions and mustard greens.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Whole, reduced-fat and skim milk, chocolate milk, half-and-half, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Lettuces, sprouts and salad dressings.
Forte Grove Breads — Artisan breads, including baguettes, crostini, focaccia, sweet breads and pastries.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche; shoe soles and sugar-free tarts.
Glaser Family Farm — Butternut squash, corn, pumpkins, tomatoes, cushaw and turnips.
Greenhand Nursery — Fall vegetable seedlings, herbs and fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry, Berkshire pork, and pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
Louisiana shrimp — Anna Maria Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and fish.
Mississippi Natural Products — Fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin — Baby red Russian kale, mustard variety mix, baby squash blossoms, arugula, okra and white turnips.
Morrow Family Farm —Corn, shelled purple hull peas and okra.
Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, dips, hummus, ghee (clarified butter) and artichoke pie.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood and seafood dips.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, lettuce, basil plants, jams, jellies, salsa, chowchow and tomato sauces.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, corn flour and filé.
Plantation Pecan — Eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, Asian sun melons, figs, burgundy okra, pecans and pecan pies.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, goat meat and yogurt.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls and breads.
Yard Bird Farm — Pasture-raised chicken and eggs.
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, the Steve Anderson Group will provide music beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Among items available from market vendors will be seasonal produce; shrimp; beef, pork, sausage, chicken and quail; dairy products; chicken and quail eggs; honey; herbs; baked goods; prepared foods, including pasta sauces, hummus, cheeses, salsas and black beans, Turkish, Honduran and Greek foods, tamales and chocolates; juices; blended teas; freshly roasted coffee beans;
Call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
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.