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 is getting in the Halloween spirit. Vendors will offer pumpkins and fall squash for Halloween decorations and children are encouraged to wear their costumes and enjoy a Halloween art activity and plenty of treats.
In the cooking demonstration, chef Eric Arceneaux of The City Club will cook healthy Halloween snacks starting at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.
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 at the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday 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.
Chenier Farm — Pumpkins, squash, honey, mustard greens, mizuna, eggs, khaki fruit, kale, cucumber, Swiss chard, turnips, sweet potatoes and wax beans.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, pork grillades and crawfish pasta sauce.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Eggplant, radishes, okra, green onions, mustard greens and green beans.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Sweet corn, pumpkins, cucumbers, radish, eggplant, sweet white Lady turnips, bell peppers, squash, okra, greens and green onions.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and fall vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Squash, kale, collards, salad mix, turnips, tatsoi, mustard greens, globe eggplant, eggs and pecans.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry, heirloom pork and pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.
Louisiana Shrimp — Gage & Evin Shrimp Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Kale, mustard variety mix, squash blossoms, baby squahs, snap beans, arugula, okra, turnips, zucchini, sunflowers and zinnias.
Morrow Family Farm — Sweet corn, shelled purple hull peas, okra, eggplant, snap beans, cucumbers, zucchini and 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 and jellies, pickles, salsa and tomato sauces.
Plantation Pecan — Eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, figs, okra, pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk, cheeses, cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheddar, curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt, milk and chocolate milk.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Cantaloupe, squash, mustard greens, watermelon, satsumas, cucumbers, green onions, yellow squash and eggplant.
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, Kevin and Jeff of K&J Grilling will serve slow-smoked pulled pork and jerky with homemade Worcestershire sauce. Music will be provided by RoseAnne Bivens starting at 9:30 a.m.
Fresh produce will include satsumas, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, lettuces, beets, broccoli, radishes and other seasonal produce. Available fruits will include strawberries, peaches and blueberries.
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.