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 Thursday Red Stick Farmers Market has everything for your Mardi Gras celebrations, including traditional king cake from Forte Grove, Louisiana strawberries and citrus, honey and late winter vegetables.
The Saturday market will be closed because of the Spanish Town Parade, but the Main Street Market will be open with breakfast items.
The Thursday Market will open during January 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:
Barrois Citrus — Louisiana citrus.
Bocage Honey — Honey..
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo, grillades, soup, pimento cheese and gluten-free items.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, Swiss card, beets, collard greens, turnips, bok choy, green onions, cabbage, tomatoes, spinach and cilantro.
Felixville Organics — Eggs and flowers.
Forte Grove — Artisan breads, sweet breads, seasonal cakes, cookies, muffins, scones and pastries.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, cauliflower, new potatoes, carrots, turnips, cabbage, greens, green onions, parsley, collards, kale, spinach, Brussles sprouts, Swiss chard and beets.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and winter vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, basil, jams and jellies, pickles, salsa, chow chow and tomato sauce.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Pecan halves, roasted pecans, pecan pieces, whole pecans, pies and pralines.
Rico Family Farm — Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, mustard greens, cabbage, shallots, red and green salsa, tamales and homemade chips.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries and mustard greens.
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.
Music will be provided by Ed Whiteman and Friends.
Fresh produce will include cooking greens, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, rutabagas, turnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, green onions, radishes, lettuces, sprouts and shoots.
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.
The Crescent City Farmers Market hosts three markets.
On Tuesday, the market is in Uptown, 200 Broadway Street, New Orleans, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays find the market in Mid-City, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The market comes downtown on Saturdays, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans, from 8 a.m. until noon.