The Red Stick Farmers Market celebrates the big 2-5 this weekend. BREADA (Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance) will mark the 25th anniversary of its signature program Saturday, Nov. 6, with a variety of activities.
The morning will start at 7:45 a.m. with a harvest blessing, followed by live music from the John Gray Jazz Trio and an appearance by Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain at 9:30 a.m. Visitors can purchase bloody marys, mimosas and seasonal cocktails from City Hospitality Group all morning while browsing the produce and other items from local farmers. Red Stick Sprouts will provide kid-friendly activities as well.
The anniversary marks the first Saturday in November 1996, which brought together a small group of area farmers to downtown for the inaugural Red Stick Farmers Market. Check out all the activities from 7:45 a.m. to noon at Fifth and Main streets downtown.
This weekend also marks the start of the Louisiana fall harvest, with plenty of mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, turnips, cabbage, kale, sweet potatoes, satsumas, pecans, persimmons and green onions taking the spotlight at the November markets. The arrival of fall produce was delayed after some farms were hit hard by Hurricane Ida. That means farmers need your support more than ever—and there will undoubtedly be plenty of meals to shop for as we all plan our holiday get-togethers this season.
November 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
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