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 Red Stick Farmers Market celebrates Strawberry Jam this Saturday. Shoppers will be able to find flats of fresh strawberries, strawberry jam and preserves and strawberry wine, along with root vegetables, leafy greens and locally sourced pork, sausage, poultry and seafood.
Elton Hyndman, chef/owner of Nino’s Italian restaurant in Baton Rouge, will use berries from the market in the 10 a.m. cooking demonstration in the North Street seating area of the Main Street Market.
The Thursday Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon 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:
Amato’s Winery — Native Louisiana wines.
Belle Ecorce — Artisan goat cheeses, chicken and duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farm — Cornish hens, chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix, pickles, jelly and preserves.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice, rice grits and rice flour.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo, pork grillades, soups and gluten-free items.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Strawberries, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, beets, turnips and green onions.
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, sweet potato pies, quiche, sugar-free tarts and shoe soles.
Glaser Family Farm — English cucumbers, squash, zucchini, arugula, carrots, turnips, parsley, collards and beets.
Greenhand Nursey — Herbs, lettuces and spring vegetable seedlings, fruit trees.
Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, broccoli rabe, turnips, carrots, Savoy cabbage, kohlrabi 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 — Vegetable seedlings, herbs and peppers.
Mon Jardin — Fava beans and fava bean tips, fennel, carrots and Brussels sprouts.
Morrow Family Farm — Strawberries.
Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, hummus, dips and spinach pie.
Outlaw Katfish Kompany — Wild-caught seafood, alligator and catfish.
Papa John’s Family Farm — Tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, burpless cucumbers, jams, chow chow and tomato juice.
Papa Tom Bonnecaze Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Asparagus, pecans, pecan pies and pralines.
Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, strawberries, green onions, tamales and tortilla chips.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Goat milk and cheeses, cheddar, curds, yogurt, chocolate milk and goat, lamb and pork meat.
Saye Saye’s Village Bakery — Soups, apricot cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, breads and bread pudding.
Vicknair Family Farm — Strawberries, collard greens, romaine 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 be provided by Rose Anne Bivens beginning at 9:30 a.m. In the cooking demonstration, Linda Franzo, owner of The Passionate Plater, will feature tomatoes and herbs. Olive trees will be available for sale.
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.
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.