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 Saturday Red Stick Farmers Market is seeing more and more Louisiana strawberries as the weather warms up.
Chef Troy Deano, chef de cuisine at 18 Steak in L’Auberge Casino and Hotel, Baton Rouge, will prepare some of his favorite dishes using fresh ingredients in the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market will be open at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road.
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’s Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farm — Cornish hens, quail , Bloody Mary mix, pickles, jelly and preserves.
Chenier Farm — Rutabaga, sweet potatoes, greens, broccoli, cauliflower, eggs and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo, grillades, soup and gluten-free items.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade tea cakes and sweet potato pies.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, turnips and radishes.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, half-and-half, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces, spinach and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Strawberries and preserves.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sweet potato pies, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green onions, chard, beets and tomatoes.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and seedlings.
Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, beets, Brussels sprouts, greens and eggs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs and Berkshire pork, bacon.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Herbs and peppers.
Mon Jardin — Fennel, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, beets, and kale.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed moussaka and pesto.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood, seafood dips, alligator and catfish.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, basil, burpless cucumbers and jams.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour and filé.
Plantation Pecan — Pecan halves, roasted pecans, pecan pieces, pies and pralines.
Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, green onions, tamales and chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cheddar, curds, goat meat, fat-free Greek yogurt and chocolate milk.
Saye Saye’s Village Bakery — Soups, cinnamon rolls and other breads.
Vicknair Family Farm — Collard greens, cabbage and strawberries.
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 The Lucky Dogs beginning at 9:30 a.m.
In the cooking demonstration, Erick Loos, executive chef of La Provence in Lacombe, will sample wild elk pinwheel ravioli with Covey Rise five-minute tomato sauce.
Call (985) 892-1873 or go to http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
Crescent City market
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.
RED STICK FARMERS MARKET
WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
WHERE: Downtown Baton Rouge on Fifth Street between Main and North streets.
PARKING: On Saturdays, free parking is available in the Galvez Garage, which also serves as the Red Stick Farmers Market rain location.
MAIN STREET MARKET
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: In the Galvez Garage, also between Main and North streets Baton Rouge with an entrance on Fifth Street.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Thursday.
WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road; enter off Kenilworth Boulevard at Irene Drive.
FOR INFO: Contact Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance, which sponsors the markets, at (225) 267-5060.
WHEN: Tuesdays, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to noon.
WHERE: In the parking lot of the Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd.