Between congested stores and calendars filled with parties, the hustle and bustle of December can seem, well, like a hassle. Don’t stress—the Red Stick Farmers Market has you covered with edible gifts, sweets and plenty of produce all month.
Satsumas, lemons, sweet navel oranges, tangelos and grapefruit are all at the market this month—in other words, it’s citrus season. Cooler temps means it’s time to stock up on cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Root veggies like carrots, beets and sweet potatoes also thrive in cold weather.
Wondering what you can bring to those holiday parties? Vendors will be selling mincemeat pies, fruit cake, pure cane syrup, pralines and roasted pecans. Looking for locally-made gifts? Check out the market’s selection of artisan jams, jellies, pickled vegetables and preserves. Head inside Main Street Market for spices, olive oils, teas and more.
An added bonus: The Saturday markets will coincide with three holiday editions of the Baton Rouge Arts Market Dec. 2, 9 and 16. That means even more opportunities to get your holiday shopping done in one spot.
Fresh from the Market cooking demos
Held Saturdays at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market
Dec 2: Avery Kyle from MasterChef Junior
Dec. 9: Christina Cox from The Blue Rose Cafe
Dec. 16: Jay Ducote from Gov’t Taco
Dec. 23: Teresa Day from I Eat BR Blog
Dec. 30: No demo
Farmers market fall schedule
EBRP Main Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Exxon Mobil YMCA
7717 Howell Blvd.
Main Street Market
Fifth and Main streets