What’s fresh at Baton Rouge farmers markets this October 2021: Pumpkins, fall produce, seafood and more

The Red Stick Farmers Market crew continues its recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Ida, but we can still look forward to its fall produce.

Shoppers can fill their bags with squash, zucchini, okra, mustard greens, sweet corn, purple hull peas, green onions and malabar spinach.

There will also be “beautiful heirloom pumpkins” in a variety of shapes and colors, promises BREADA executive director Darlene Adams Rowland.

The market’s seafood selection was not as affected by the storm, and there will be a plentiful supply at this month’s events.

Look for wild-caught shrimp and fish (snapper, grouper and tile fish) from Anna Marie Seafood, based in Montegut. While Anna Marie Seafood was hit hard by hurricane, the team has been out boat fishing since the storm.

“It has been a difficult year for farming with all the rain, hurricane and personal tragedies,” Rowland says—all the more reason to consider shopping local produce when preparing meals at home.

October 2021 farmers market schedule


8 a.m. to noon

Outside Main Street Market at Fifth and Main streets in downtown Baton Rouge


8 a.m. to noon

Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Enter from Kenilworth)