Tomato Me Crazy!

Tomato Me Crazy!

Tomato Me Crazy!

Join us this week at Fresh Fest for “Tomato Me Crazy” as we celebrate the vibrant world of tomatoes! Explore a variety of flavors, colors, and culinary possibilities that these juicy gems offer.

Local farmers will have an impressive variety of traditional and heirloom tomatoes this week in beautiful colors and sizes!

Shop with Chenier, Cicada Calling Farm, Fekete, Fletcher, Fullness, LA Gourmet Produce, and Morrow Farms for fresh tomatoes.

Find sun-dried tomato basil chevre from Belle Ecore Farms, pickled red tomatoes at Bonnecaze Farms, basil and sun-dried tomato torte at Yes Chef, and tomato basil chicken at Supper Solutions.

See you there!

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

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pennington Biomedical

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Main Street Market

8 am – 12 pm
Pennington Biomedical 

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

Saturday Market Parking

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

Join us this week and pick up some tomatoes 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!

Ugliest Tomato Contest

Bring us your ugliest home-grown tomatoes to any market between June 13th-June 17th to enter the contest! BREADA staff and farmers will vote on the ugliest tomato on June 17th!

Tomato Count

Stop by the BREADA booth on Thursday, June 15th and Saturday, June 17th to guess the number of tomatoes in our jar! The top 3 closest guesses will receive prizes.

T-Shirt Restock!

Stop by the BREADA booth to check out all of our new merch and pick up a festive “Tomato Me Crazy” t-shirt!

Music at the Market

Join us this Saturday from 8am – 12pm with music from Ashley Orlando!

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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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

Tomatoes can be classified as both a fruit or a vegetable–depending on the perspective! If speaking nutritionally, they are a vegetable, but botanically, they are a fruit. Tomatoes are flavorful, colorful, and healthful! They contain potassium, folate, and vitamins A and C. Additionally, several carotenoids such as lycopene and beta-carotene give tomatoes their antioxidant properties.

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!

Fresh Louisiana Tomato Sauce

Recipe from Judy Myhand


5 Tbsp butter, roughly chopped
7 garlic cloves
5 pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp fresh basil or 1 tsp dry basil
1 Tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dry oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
pasta or crackers for serving


  • Spread tomatoes, butter & garlic out on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Season w/ herbs, salt, & pepper. 
  • Roast at 350ºF for 2 hours. Allow to cool. Remove some of the skins & blend on high in food processor until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning. Serve w/ pasta or crackers.
  • Note: the roasted tomatoes can be frozen as is or as a sauce.