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  • Posted November 1 under Press

    21 Years of Red Stick Farmers Market

    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…

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  • Posted August 3 under Press

    National Farmers Market Week

    USDA has declared August 6-12th National Farmers Market Week to highlight the enormous contribution farmers markets have on the health and economy of local communities. USDA estimates that farmers markets have a 9 billion dollar annual impact on the US economy. Farmers Markets: Stimulate local economies Preserve farmland Increase access to fresh food Support healthy…

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  • Posted April 19 under Press

    From Field to Fork

    Following a basket of strawberries from the field to your fork

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  • Posted February 2 under Press

    Winter Market Schedule

    Winter Market Schedule Thursdays 8:00am–12:00pm Pennington Biomedical Research Center 6400 Perkins Road Show on Map Saturdays 8:00am–12:00pm Main Street Market 5th and Main Streets Show on Map Farmers are busy planting for the spring season. Our market schedule will expand to include seasonal locations as the spring season draws near.

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  • Posted November 21 under Press

    Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market

    Red Stick Farmers Market Tuesday, November 21   8 am to 12 noon  EBRP Main Library 7711 Goodwood Blvd   Pick up fresh vegetables, meats, seafood and honey for your Thanksgiving feast direct from local farmers this Tuesday.    Anna Marie Seafood Company   Fresh, wild caught Louisiana shrimp and Gulf of Mexico fish, black…

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  • Posted October 31 under Press

    Market Celebrates 20 Years

    BREADA and Red Stick Farmers Market 20th Anniversary November events:   Saturday, November 5th Main Street Market, 501 Main Street, Downtown BR 8 AM       Harvest Blessing           Reverend Junius Dillard Opening Bell                  (Celebrate the Children of Red Stick Farmers)   8:30 – 11 AM     Market Music John Gray Jazz Lagniappe Dulcimer Society   9…

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  • Posted October 26 under Press

    2016 Fall Market Schedule

    Fall is finally here and with it a break in summer’s intense heat and rain. Fall crops are coming in and farmers’ tables are filling with fall greens, root vegetables, squash, zucchini, green beans, and sweet corn. Plus, the Louisiana citrus season is just beginning and you can now pick up satsumas and lemons at…

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  • Posted June 1 under Press

    Summer Fresh Fest

    Things are heating up outside, bringing beautiful colorful produce to the Markets each week. June is typically one of the best months for fruits and vegetables in South Louisiana and we are lucky to have fresh field tomatoes, sweet corn, bright peppers, melons, and unique varieties of squash filling farmers’ tables. Red Stick Farmers Market’s Fresh…

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  • Posted March 14 under Press

    Spring Market Schedule Announced

    Shopping for farm-fresh produce just got easier! Spring is here and with it comes the expansion of our weekly farmers market schedule with three additional sites. You can find a variety of produce with leafy greens, root vegetables, and early spring vegetables, depending on the location. Each site has ample parking, which makes it easy to pop…

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  • Posted March 11 under Press

    Market Closed March 12

    The downtown location of Red Stick Farmers Market will be closed Saturday, March 12. Due to heavy rain and flooding throughout the region, the Farmers Market will be closed to protect the safety of our customers and farmers who travel to the Market from different areas of the state. Main Street Market, the indoor facility…

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