Market debuts fava beans, English cucumbers

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.

Advocate Food staff

Fava beans and English cucumbers will debut at the Red Stick Farmers Market this weekend, and the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will offer tips for planting a spring garden.

Chef Nathan Gresham, of Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar, will cook with produce from the market in the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.

The Thursday Market will 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, chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix, jelly and preserves.

Chenier Farm — Rutabaga, sweet potatoes, greens, red salad turnips, cabbage, eggs and honey.

Delight Thyself — Pies, gumbo, grillades, soup, pimento cheese and gluten-free items.

Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.

Fekete Farm — Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, radishes and parsley.

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.

Forte Grove — Artisan breads, assorted muffins, croissants and cookies.

Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.

Glaser Family Farm — English cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, parsley, greens, beets and tomatoes.

Greenhand Nursey — Herbs and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.

Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, carrots, 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.

Mississippi Mushroom — Fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms.

Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs, peppers and plants.

Mon Jardin — Fava beans and fava bean tips, fennel, kale, Swiss chard and mixed lettuce.

Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.

Nur’s Kitchen — Cabbage stew, lentil soup, eggplant-stuffed mousakka and pesto.

Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood, seafood dips, alligator and catfish.

Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, lettuce, basil, cucumbers, chow chow and tomato sauce.

Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, filé and fry mix.

Plantation Pecan — Pecans.

Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, green onions, tamales and chips.

Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cheddar, yogurt and chocolate milk.

Saye Saye’s Village Bakery — Soups and baked goods.

Vicknair Family Farm — Collard greens, cabbage, lettuce, shallots and strawberries.

Covington Market

The Covington Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon 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 WE3 at 9:30 a.m. In the cooking demonstration, market vendors Steve and Elizabeth Nuccio will sample and sell muffulettas and blended oils.

Fresh produce will include greens, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, rutabagas, turnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, green onions, radishes and lettuces. Seafood, meats, dairy products, eggs, honey, herbs and prepared foods will also be available.

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 is downtown on Saturdays, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Market schedule

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.

MIDWEEK MARKET

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.