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 celebrates the holidays with the East Baton Rouge Talented Music Departments as well as a special holiday performance by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. The Baton Rouge Arts Market will also be open for a special holiday market.
In the cooking demonstration, chef Gerard Hemery and Lynn Anselmo from the Cabin Restaurant in Burnside will feature winter ingredients from the market to make a dish.
Other activities will include face painting by Liz Lopes and a book signing by Smiley Anders.
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 Fifth and Main in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Barrois Citrus — Louisiana citrus.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Boudreaux Gardens — Cut flowers.
Briarhill Farms — 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.
Deselles Cane Syrup — Cane syrup and cane syrup cakes.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberry plants, strawberries, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, beets, collard greens, turnips, radishes, mustard greens and broccoli.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Pastured eggs and fresh-cut flowers.
Fletcher Farms — Strawberries, strawberry barbecue sauce and strawberry preserves.
Forte Grove — Variety of artisan breads and baked goods.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts, quiche and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, new potatoes, carrots, eggplant, turnips, cabbage, mustard greens, turnips, snap beans and lettuce.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Turnips, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, dill, cilantro, baby collards, salad mix, tatsoi, mustard greens, carrots, beets, radishes and eggs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, pastured poultry and heirloom pork.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Mon Jardin Farm — Spinach, tomatoes, beets, collard greens, kale, turnips with tops, lettuce mix, mustard mix and flowers.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries, shlled purple hull peas, new potatoes, eggplant, snap beans, 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, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, basil jams, jellies, pickles, salsa and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Pecans, pecan pie, pralines and pecan candies.
Rico Family Farm — Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, mustard greens, cabbage, broccoli, shallots, 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, and chocolate milk.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Creole tomatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, broccoli spears, Swiss chard, mustard greens, lettuces, eggplant, broccoli and cabbage.
Yard Bird Farm — Poultry, hibiscus chutney, hibiscus jelly and farm-fresh eggs.
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, Sala Thai of Covington will serve seasonal specials from their menu.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, shelled peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, cabbage, lettuces, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, satsumas and other citrus.
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.