Farmers Market celebrates La.’s peach harvest

Provided photoThe Red Stick Farmers market celebrates peaches this weekend. Show caption
Provided photoThe Red Stick Farmers market celebrates peaches this weekend.

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Advocate staff report

The Red Stick Farmers Market and Louisiana 2 Step will celebrate Louisiana’s peach harvest in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday morning.

In the “Fresh From the Market” cooking demonstration, Jay Ducote, of Bite and Booze, will join host chef Celeste Gill as they prepare classic peach recipes with a modern twist.

The cooking demonstration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the North Street seating area inside Main Street Market.

The Tuesday Farmers Market on Goodwood Boulevard is now open, weather permitting, with a variety of summer produce, including corn, blueberries and summer squashes.

There will be no Thursday Market this week because of the July Fourth holiday. However, more than 20 vendors will participate in a special Wednesday market, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Also on Wednesday, the Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market will be at the Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Area farmers and artisan food producers scheduled to be at Saturday’s Red Stick Farmers Market in downtown Baton Rowuge include:

Amato’s Winery — Native Louisiana fruit wines and sausages.

Bocage Honey — Honey.

Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice.

Chenier Family Farm — Tomatoes, white corn, eggplant, sweet onions, Swiss chard, tomatillos, eggs and honey.

Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, gumbo, pork grillades and gluten-free items.

Dillard Teacakes — Homemade teacakes and sweet potato pie.

Fekete Farm — Strawberries, beets, new potatoes, broccoli and heirloom tomatoes.

Feliciana’s Best Creamery — Whole, reduced-fat and skim milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, butter and eggs.

Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Lettuces, sprouts and salad dressings.

Felixville Organics — Eggs.

Fletcher Farm — Zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, tomatoes, corn and eggplant.

Forte Grove — Artisan breads, including baguettes and bricohe, muffins, croissants and cookies.

Glaser Family Farm — Tomatoes, basil, bell peppers, butternut squash, Creole onions, cushaw, okra and snap beans.

Greenhand Nursery — Vegetable seedlings, herbs and fig trees.

Inglewood Farm — Swiss chard, turnips, beets, kale, strawberries, blackberries and eggs.

Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs and Berkshire pork and bacon.

Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.

Mizzell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.

Mon Jardin — Baby squash and eggplant, squash blossoms, hot and sweet peppers and tomatoes.

Morrow Family Farm — Blueberries, sweet onions, cucumbers, purple hull peas and watermelon.

Naquin Family Farm — Tomatoes, potatoes, squash varieties and eggs.

Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, dips, artichoke pie, ghee and spinach pie.

Papa John’s Family Far m — Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, basil plants, jams and jellies, pickles.

Papa Tom’s Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, organic oatmealw, rice flour, filé and fry mix.

Plantation Pecan — Peaches, cantaloupe, roasted pecans, pecan pies and pralines.

Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, squash, red beans, Japanese eggplant, banana peppers, tamales and pickles.

Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, Greek-style feta and chèvre cheeses, goat meat and yogurt.

SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, cheese torte, cinnamon rolls, breads and bread pudding.

Vicknair Family Farm — Squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelon, eggplant, bell peppers and tomatoes.

Covington Market

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.

There will be a Fresh Market watermelon tasting, and music will be provided by The Porch Rockers beginning at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or go to

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.

Market schedule


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.


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.