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.
Red Stick Farmers Market on Saturday will offer lots of vegetables, eggs and other food items for the Easter table. Liz Lopes will provide face painting for children.
Chef Celeste Gill will give suggestions for using seasonal foods in the holiday meal in the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.
The Thursday morning market is open, weather permitting, 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 Fifth and Main streets in downtown Baton Rouge include:
Amato’s Winery — Native Louisiana wines and sausages.
Belle Ecorce — Goat cheeses, chicken and duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farm — Cornish hen, chicken, quail, pickles, salsa and bloody Mary mix.
Chenier Farm —Rutabaga, sweet potatoes, collard greens, cauliflower, eggs and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo and gluten-free items.
Dillard Teacakes — Tea cakes and sweet potato pies.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, beets and turnips.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Milk, chocolate milk, half-and- half, heavy cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Eggs.
Fletcher Farm — Strawberries and strawberry preserves.
Forte Grove — Artisan breads, including white and whole-grain baguettes, muffins, croissants and cookies.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — English cucumbers, arugula, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes.
Greenhand Nursery — Spring vegetable seedlings, herbs, lettuces and fig trees.
Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, turnips, carrots, beets, kale and eggs.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, Berkshire pork and bacon.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with wild-caught shrimp and Gulf of Mexico fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings, herbs and assorted peppers.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, hummus, dips and lentil soup.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood, alligator and catfish.
Papa John’s Family Farm —Tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, basil, jams, jellies and pickles.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice and corn flours and filé.
Plantation Pecan — Pecans and pecan products.
Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, green onions, tamales and tortilla chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, yogurt, goat and lamb meat.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, breads and bread pudding.
Vicknair Family Farm — Collard greens, strawberries, lettuce, shallots and spinach.
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 provided by Olga Wilhelmine beginning at 9:30 a.m. In the cooking demonstration, chef Joel Brown, of Winos and Tacos in Covington, will sample items from his menu.
Fresh produce will include greens, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, green onions and lettuces.
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.
Crescent City Farmers 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.