The Thursday Red Stick Farmers Market, normally held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, will close this week because of the anticipated affects of Tropical Storm Isaac. At this time, the Saturday market downtown is expected to open as usual.
Michelle Tramel and her pickled asparagus won top prize at the BREADA Red Stick Farmers Market Canning Competition. She also one first place in the Jams & Jellies category with her strawberry balsamic jam. Other winners included Renee Siccone, honorable mention in Pickles, crab boil sweet pickles; Greg Guidry, first place in Sweet Preserves and Sauces, pecan praline sauce; Florent Hardy Jr., honorable mention in Sweet Preserves and Sauces, brown turkey figs; Lori Poirrier, first place Savory Salsas and Relishes, eggplant salsa; Peggy Morton, honorable mention Savory Salsas and Relishes, crunchy relish; Edith Johnson, honorable mention Jams & Jellies, strawberry fig jam.
Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes are on tap at this week’s Baton Rouge-area farmers markets. Click the picture for a complete listing.
The downtown Red Stick Farmers Market will celebrate butterflies this Saturday as Gary Ross, naturalist and lepidopterist, will conduct a workshop on attracting and caring for butterflies. Get a complete listing of activities, vendors and products here.