National Farmers Market Week to be celebrated

In the cooking demonstration inside the Main Street Market, Louisiana Culinary Institute chefs will show shoppers how to prepare recipes using fresh produce found at the market. The demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. inside the North Street seating area. Louisiana 2 Step recipe cards will be available.

East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will tips for maintaining summer vegetable gardens and advice on fall planting.
The Tuesday Market at 8470 Goodwood Blvd. is open, weather permitting, with a variety of summer produce, including sweet corn, blueberries and summer squashes. The Thursday Market continues at its new location at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road at Kenilworth Parkway. More than 20 farmers will offer fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products, honey and prepared foods.

The Red Stick Farmers Market also operates mobile farmers markets at the Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday; at Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; and at Hope Ministries on Winbourne Ave. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

Louisiana Purchase, credit and debit cards are accepted at all locations of 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 streets in downtown Baton Rouge include:

Amato Winery — Native Louisiana wines and sausage.
Belle Ecorce — Goat cheeses, chicken and duck eggs.
Bocage Honey — Honey.
Briarhill Farms — Bamboo shoots, Cornish hens, whole chickens, quail, Bloody Mary mix and tomato relish.
Cajun Grain — Jasmine brown rice and gluten-free rice grits.
Chenier Family Farm — Corn, okra, mustard greens, figs, eggplant, melons, eggs and honey.
Delight Thyself — Sweet and savory pies, soups, spinach Madeleine and pimento cheese.
Dillard Teacakes — Homemade tea cakes and sweet potato pie.
Fekete Farm — Cucumbers, squash varieties, okra, new potatoes, tomatillos and watermelon.
Feliciana’s Best Creamery— Dairy products, including milk, cream, butter and eggs.
Feliciana Greenhouses by Jimmy Hadden — Sprouts, lettuces and salad dressings.
Felixville Organics — Eggs.
Forte Grove — Artisan breads, sweet breads, cookies, muffins and fig pound cake.
Frances Chauvin Blue Ribbon Pies — Fruit pies and tarts, quiche, shoe soles and sugar-free tarts.
Glaser Family Farm — Tomatoes, basil, bell peppers, Creole onion, cushaw, squash varieties and eggplant.
Greenhand Nursery — Vegetable seedlings, herbs, citrus and fig trees.
Harbo Honey — Honey.
Iverstine Family Farm — Eggs, Berkshire pork and bacon.
Louisiana Shrimp — Anna Marie Seafood Co. with fresh, wild-caught shrimp and Gulf fish.
Mizell Nursery — Vegetable seedlings and herbs.
Morrow Family Farm — Blueberries, sweet onions, squash, zucchini, purple hull peas and watermelon.
Naquin Family Farm — Eggs.
Nur’s Kitchen — Strawberry preserves, green lentil salad, roasted red pepper hummus and dips.
Papa Tom’s Farm — Stone-ground grits, cornmeal, oatmeal, rice, flour, filé and fry mix.
Plantation Pecan — Peaches, edamame, pecans, nectarines, cantaloupe and Asian sun melons.
Rico Farm — Sweet potatoes, yellow squash, red beans, eggplant, banana peppers, jalapeño peppers and tamales.
Rocking R Dairy Farm — Pasteurized goat milk, goat cheeses, yogurt, cow’s milk, cuts of lamb and pork.
SaySaye’s Village Bakery — Soups, breads, cinnamon rolls, bread pudding and apricot cheese torte.
Vicknair Family Farm — Figs, bell peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe and watermelon.

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.
The cooking demonstration will feature Lena Brannon, of Seven Grains. She will show how to incorporate her products into recipes.
Music will be provided by Black Bottom Bog Stompers 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.

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.