Red Stick Farmers Market
From the beginning BREADA emphasized building a sense of community among farmers and consumers. The value of Louisiana's rich culture steeped in food and farming motivated support from urban neighbors to eat locally and in season.
The importance of connecting the urban customer with the local farmer led to the formation of the Red Stick Farmers Market in November of 1996. The Farmers Market created a link between locally owned family farms and food businesses in the Baton Rouge area. From the very first Market day, Red Stick Farmers Market became a favorite Saturday morning tradition where shoppers could build relationships with food producers.
The success of the Red Stick Farmers Market, a producer-only market, creates a direct sales marketplace and provides a sustainable livelihood for small Louisiana agribusinesses. In return Red Stick Farmers contribute to the cultural and economic well being of surrounding rural areas. Â
With a growing demand for local foods, BREADA added two new locations and operates Mid Week Markets on both Tuesday and Thursdays in outlying areas of Baton Rouge. With additional access to local foods, farmers put a face on the food that they grow, earn a fair return for their produce and receive feedback from consumers. The markets are cause to celebrate local Louisiana food traditions.
Saturdays, 8AM - 12PM
Location: Main Street Market - 5th and Main Streets
Thursdays, 8AM - 12PM
Location: Pennington Biomedical Research Center - 6400 Perkins Road
Great weekly farmer's market. Good array of vendors outside when the weather has been kind. Excellent food inside along with an array of artists and a few specialty shops.
Great local farmers market open Saturdays and every first Saturday of the month is an arts market. Parking is free in the parking garage adjacent to the street. I really enjoy getting sausage inside from Cutrer's and they also have really good roasts for sale. I'd recommend getting email updates from BREADA if you're interested in seeing what's fresh each month at the market
In downtown baton rouge every Saturday fresh products from local farmers. Grest place to visit weekly
Chris St. Romain
Fresh fresh fresh. Go to this event atleast once in your life. Great morning activity for the whole family.
Love, love, love the farmer's market! I go every week and get my produce for the week. Sooooo much better than grocery store produce!