BREADA – Cultivating Local Markets


21 Years of Red Stick Farmers Market

Posted November 1 under Press

The first Red Stick Farmers Market was held by a small group of farmers organized by nonprofit organization BREADA in November of 1996 under the leadership of Chris Campany and Susan Turner. Twenty-one years later, BREADA is still bringing farmers and consumers together around fresh, local food every Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. Our work has expanded to include four weekly farmers markets, Main Street Market, the Red Stick Sprouts program (connects children with local food and farmers), Red Stick Rewards (provides matching funds for low-income families), disaster relief grant programs for farmers, and nutrition education. Join us this Saturday to celebrate the connections BREADA creates in our community each week. Learn more about how to support BREADA’s programs and our impact in the community.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Schedule of Events


7:45 am

Harvest Blessing by Reverend Dillard


8 am

Ringing of the Opening Bell


9:30 am

Cutting of the Anniversary Cake by BREADA Board Members


10 am

Fresh from the Market Cooking Demonstration by Chef Peter Sclafani, Ruffino’s Restaurant


Live Jazz Music By John Gray Jazz Trio throughout the morning