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  • Posted August 2 under Press

    The Components of Wellness

    With National Farmers Market Week coming up, it’s important to know why spending time at the market is better for your health! While nutrition does play a large role, it is not the only dimension of well-being. Physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial, and environmental are the 8 components of overall wellness. A change in…

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  • Posted June 28 under Press

    A Letter from the Fletcher Family Farm…

    “Some of my favorite childhood memories are those of time spent at my Grandparents’ farm.Unfortunately, my Grandfather died when I was eight and our family’s farming operation only lasted acouple more years. However, the seed had been sown in me and I always dreamed of somedaybecoming a farmer myself. Shortly after having turned thirty years…

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  • Posted December 6 under Press

    BREADA is Better Because of You

    Among our favorite things to celebrate is the sense of community that flows from BREADA and the Red Stick Farmers Market. It’s hard to imagine Baton Rouge without the connection of our farmers, customers, staff, partners, and friends. We want to thank you for being part of the fabric of this community. Without you, there…

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  • Posted September 15 under Press

    4th Annual Farm Farm Fête

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  • Posted August 8 under Press

    Behind the Scenes — Erin Tassin of Farm Life

    It’s National Farmers Market Week!  To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, we recognize that farmers markets don’t just happen. Every week our farmers market staff, volunteers, vendors and amazing customers come out to make sure that our farmers market continues to serve as a hub for fresh, local food and connection in our community. More…

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  • Posted April 26 under Press

    Behind the Scenes: Emily Durio

    1. How long have you been at BREADA?  I started at BREADA in the middle of this past November. (2021) 2. Where are you from?  Baton Rouge, Louisiana! 3. Favorite way to use local produce or favorite quick weeknight recipe? I love roasting or sauteing all of the fresh vegetables available at the market with a little…

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  • Posted April 26 under Press

    Meet BREADA’s Program Manager: Alia Ledford

    1. How long have you been at BREADA?Mid-January 2022 2. Where are you from? I grew up here in Baton Rouge, LA. 3. Favorite way to use local produce or favorite quick weeknight recipe?I love local food, but I’m not much of a cook. I like to keep it simple, and using fresh food brings incredible…

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  • Posted March 29 under Press

    Strawberry Jam

    Join us Saturday, April 2nd for our Strawberry Jam to celebrate the bountiful Louisiana strawberry harvest! The morning’s events will include live zydeco music from Mel Chavis, a visit from Jazzy the Strawberry from 9 to 11 am, a berry special cooking demo with Chef Jaime Hernandez, Executive Chef of The City Club, and lots…

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  • Posted November 23 under Press

    Partners in Local Food: Whole Foods recipes feature farm-fresh ingredients

    BREADA is excited to be teaming up with Whole Foods Market this year to highlight the seasonal bounty of the Red Stick Farmers Market. You might have seen Whole Foods Team members at the market last month sharing goodies and chatting about local food. Whole Foods Market cares about nourishing people and the planet, and…

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  • Posted November 3 under Press

    A Look Back from our Co-Founders

    We recently caught up with Chris Campany and Susan Turner, co-founders of BREADA & Red Stick Farmers Market, to give a brief history of BREADA and a look back about the market’s early days. Chris Campany: What was the main goal or vision when you began the planning process? Through an urban design studio taught…

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