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.
Summer and fall crops are mingling at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Shoppers can find summer crops like watermelon, cantaloupe, eggplant and okra alongside fall favorites like greens, pumpkins and turnips.
The weekly cooking demonstration will feature chef Jimmy Le of Rock-n-Sake and host chef Celeste Gill will prepare some of Le’s favorite recipes. Musical entertainment will be provided by guitarist Kevin Johnson.
The Thursday Market will open at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Shoppers should enter off Kenilworth Boulevard, at Irene Drive.
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 at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, yard eggs, free-range duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens —Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and tomato relish.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Jalapeños, cucumbers, okra, squash, radishes, green onions, mustard greens, turnips and green beans.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Forte Grove — Traditional French king cake, baguettes, a variety of artisan breads, and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Butternut squash, sweet corn, pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, cushaw, eggplant, turnips, bell peppers, summer squash, basil, greens, new potatoes and snap beans.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and fall vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork.
Le Potager — Biscuits, fruit cake, cookies, scones, breads, muffins, soups and ice cream.
Louisiana Shrimp — Gage & Evin Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Baby red Russian kale, mustard variety mix, squash blossoms, snap beans, arugula, okra, squash varities, white turnips, zucchini and sunflowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Sweet corn, shelled purple hull peas, okra, eggplant, snap beans, cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash.
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 — Tomatoes, lettuce, basil plants, 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 — Eggplant, watermlon, cantaloupe, Asian sun melons, figs, burgundy okra, cucumber, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Cantaloupe, squash, mustard greens, watermelon, satsumas, cucumbers, green onions.
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 Frentz will drive their food truck, Lola Deaux, to the market. Music will be provided by Olga Wilhelmine.
Fresh produce will include vine-ripened tomatoes, shelled peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, assorted greens, collards, kale, radishes 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.