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.
Get ready for New Year’s celebrations with fresh, local ingredients from the Red Stick Farmers Market, which will be open Saturday with traditional holiday ingredients such as seafood, cabbage and winter greens. The Thursday market will be closed this week and will resume its regular schedule on Jan. 3 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. 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 Fifth and Main streets in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Barrois Citrus — Louisiana satsumas, navels, grapefruit and Meyer lemons.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
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.
Chenier Farm — Kohlrabi, rutabaga, honey, sweet potatoes, greens, turnips, broccoli, squash, cabbage and eggs.
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 card, beets, collard greens, turnips, bok choy, green onions and cauliflower.
Feliciana’s Best — Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Mirlitons, alfalfa sprouts, radish sprouts, sprout mix, lettuces and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Pastured eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Strawberries, strawberry-jalapeño barbecue sauce, and preserves.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, cauliflower, new potatoes, carrots, turnips, cabbage, greens, green onions, parsley, Brussels sprouts and beets.
Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, daikon radish, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli, dill, cilantro, carrots, rutabaga, beets, fennel 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, greens, turnips with tops, lettuce mix, broccoli and cauliflower.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries, shelled purple hull peas and new potatoes.
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, chow chow and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Rico Family Farm — Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, mustard greens, cabbage, shallots, salsa, tamales and tortilla chips.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Creole tomatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, broccoli spears, Swiss card, mustard greens, mixed lettuces, broccoli and cabbage.
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, chefs Keith and Nealy Frentz will drive their food truck, Lola Deux, to the market. Music provided by Brian Bonura.
Fresh produce will include tomatoes, shelled peas, eggplant, squash, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, greens, cabbage, bok choy, 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.