Celebrating Pollinators at the Farmers Market

Celebrating Pollinators at the Farmers Market

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As we transition into the warmer months, we can’t help but celebrate the invaluable role of pollinators in our local ecosystem. From the buzzing bees to the fluttering butterflies, these creatures work tirelessly to help produce the fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables that we all love at the Farmers Market. 

Don’t forget to stop by Greenhand Nursery and Mizell Farm to check out the wide selection of pollinator-friendly plants that we have for sale. These plants not only beautify your garden, but also provide a crucial food source for our pollinator friends. By planting these species, you can play an important role in supporting the local ecosystem and preserving the health of our pollinators. We hope to see you at the Farmers Market soon!



An outside, producer-only market featuring locally grown fresh produce.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Main Street Market


Downtown Baton Rouge’s public marketplace featuring breakfast, lunch, and local shopping.

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Main Street Market

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Main Street Market

This Week at the Market…

Music at the Market

Join us this Saturday from 8am – 12pm with live music from Mel Chavis! 

Join us Tuesday from 3pm – 6pm with live music from Ashley Orlando!

Sprouts Childrens’ Activity

Join us this Saturday (4/15) and Tuesday opening day (4/18) as we celebrate pollinators! Bring the kids to our Sprouts table to learn all about the importance of pollinators.

Join us at our very first Seed Swap!

225 Gives

The Red Stick Farmers Market is so much more than just a place to get your groceries; it offers a special sense of community that cannot be replicated anywhere else!

Join BREADA & 225 Gives, a consider a thoughtful donation this year. The 3rd annual 225GIVES will be held on May 4, 2023!

Nutrition Corner

Pollinators such as butterflies and bees play an essential role in keeping our flowering plants alive. Both insects transfer pollen between plants to help them reproduce. During this process, bees pass and process the nectar from flowers to produce honey. Honey has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are beneficial in soothing sore throats and coughs.

Additionally, honey has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, meaning that it is absorbed into the bloodstream at a slower rate. Since honey is sweeter than sugar, a smaller amount is needed to be consumed for the same amount of sweetness. Be sure to pick up some local honey at the market this week!

If you or an individual or company you know might be interested in joining our host committee or becoming a sponsor, click the link below!

Market Breakfast Parfait

Makes 2 Parfaits
Recipe from the National Honey Board


1 large – banana, sliced, divided
1/3 cup – honey, divided (purchase from the market)
1/2 cup – yogurt, divided (purchase from the market)
1/2 cup – crunchy granola, divided (purchase from the market)
1/2 cup – blueberries, divided


Directions for the vegetables:

  1. Reserve several slices of banana and a few blueberries for garnish.
  2. Layer 1 T honey, 1/4 of the pre-sliced banana, 2 T blueberries, 2 T yogurt, 2 T granola, 1/4 of the sliced banana, 2 T blueberries, 2 T yogurt, 1 T honey and 2 T granola in a parfait glass
  3. Repeat for second parfait.
  4. Garnish with reserved banana, blueberries and a drizzle of honey.