This month’s Farm Fête festivities bring tastings and experiences from local restaurants

Sample food from 12 local restaurants and culinary groups, sip a signature rum cocktail and bid on chefs’ dinners, farm tours and other food-centric silent auction items when Farm Fête returns Thursday, Sept. 28. The annual fundraiser supports the work of BREADA, the nonprofit organizer of the Red Stick Farmers Markets and other programs benefiting small regional farmers.

While the ticketed event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 28, catch a preview at the Red Stick Farmers Market downtown on Saturday, Sept. 23, with Farm Fête at the Market.

The preview event will feature a wine pull, live music by John Gray Jazz Trio, a cash bar by Cocha and a first look at the silent auction display, featuring more than 80 items and culinary experiences. The silent auction will officially open for bidding at 8 a.m. that morning. 

Then on the following Thursday, Farm Fête will be held on the fourth floor terrace of the downtown River Center Branch Library, from 6-9 p.m.

Bites and sips will come from Bergeron’s City Market, Bin 77, the City Club, Houmas House, Eliza Restaurant and Bar, Eloise Market and Cakery, City Pork, Chef Celeste, Louisiana Crave-a-Balls, Cocha, Oxbow Rum Distillery and the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society. The event will feature live music from John Gray Jazz Trio & Friends.

Tickets are limited to 400 attendees. Purchase tickets or donate here, and find more info at farmfete.org.