Stock Up on Farm-Fresh Goodness for Your 4th of July Bash!

Stock Up on Farm-Fresh Goodness for Your 4th of July Bash!


What better way to elevate your 4th of July festivities than by indulging in the freshest, farm-to-table delights? Join us at the market, where an abundance of mouthwatering produce, artisanal treats, and local delicacies await you!

From juicy melons to local meats, the market is your one-stop shop for all of your holiday needs!

See you there!

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

8 am – 12 pm
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8 am – 12 pm
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

Seasonal Market Update

As the heat increases and the produce supply decreases, it is difficult for farmers to supply 4 weekly markets. Therefore, our Tuesday and Wednesday seasonal markets will be taking a summer break☀️. 

 Look for these markets again in the Fall!🍂

Reminder! There is free parking in the Galvez Parking Garage. The left lane of North St. is an active traffic lane and therefore parking is not allowed. You may be ticketed by the police.

This Week at the Market…

Fresh Fest Harvest Hunt

This week, pick up any ingredients needed for your 4th of July celebrations for your Fresh Fresh Harvest Hunt! Join us each week this summer to collect 6 out of 9 stickers to earn a prize. See more details below!

Music at the Market

Join us this Thursday from 8am – 12pm with music from King Solomon. This Saturday from 8am – 12pm there will be live music with Mel Chavis!

Arts Market

It is the first Saturday of the month! We will be joined by the Baton Rouge Arts Market.

Farm-to-Fourth Celebration

This Thursday, we will be hosting our annual Farm-to-Fourth Celebration! Join us for free samples of local meat, seafood, and veggies grilled by market vendors

Take Part in Fresh Fest Harvest Hunt!

  1. Stop by our market info booth to pick up your Harvest Hunt.
  2. Collect 6 out of 9 stickers and bring back at the end of the summer to receive a special prize! 
  3. To receive a sticker, you must purchase an item from one of our vendors that highlights the Fresh Fest theme of the week. Items can be purchased from at any of our markets.
  4. Stop by the BREADA info booth with your purchase to receive your sticker. 
  5. Bring your completed Harvest Hunt back by August 19th to claim your prize!

*Stop by our market info booth for a guide to each Fresh Fest item! 

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A Letter from Your Friends at Fletcher Family Farm…

With a heavy heart, we share the news that Fletcher Family Farm, a long-time vendor and beloved member of our market, will no longer be attending our market after July 1st.

Unfortunately, they have been struck by a devastating crop disease, leading to this difficult decision. We invite you to click the button below and read their heartfelt letter, where they share their journey and the challenges they have faced.

Fresh Fest Canning Contest

Throughout this year’s Fresh Fest, we encourage you to participate in our canning contest! The rules are simple: 

  1. Canned Product must utilize a locally grown ingredient. We encourage you to shop at our market during Fresh Fest for your ingredients.
  2. The canned item can be submitted into one of the following categories:
    • Jams
    • Jellies
    • Salsa
    • Pickled Vegetables
    • Sauces, Chutneys. Pie Fillings, Other, etc 
  3. Bring your canned product to our market booth at any market by August 5th and fill out an official sheet to enter your product.
  4. We will have 3 judges determine a winner for each category. Products will be judged and winners will be announced during National Farmers Market Week, August 6th-12th. 

Nutrition Corner

From meat to fruit to slaws and condiments, you can have a Fourth of July meal made of only market products. Melons are a summer staple, and for good reason! Most are over 90% water to help keep you hydrated in the heat. Additionally, watermelon and cantaloupe are both a source of vitamins A & C and potassium. Watermelons also contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant that may help prevent cancer. Melons belong to the Cucurbitaceae plant family, or the gourd family, which is the same as squash and cucumbers! Come to our Farm-to-Fourth Celebration on June 29th for some cookout inspiration! 

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!

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad

Recipe from  J. Kenji López-Alt


3 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon, plus 4 (2-inch) strips zest
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Up to 4 ounces arugula leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces feta cheese


  1. Place watermelon chunks in a large bowl. Finely chop lemon zest. Add lemon juice and half of zest to bowl with watermelon. Add mint, oil, and arugula and toss until watermelon is evenly dressed. Season lightly to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer salad to a wide, shallow bowl or a large plate and spread out evenly. Crumble feta over the top. Sprinkle with remaining lemon zest. Drizzle with more olive oil and a few grinds of black pepper. Serve immediately.