The Red Stick Farmer’s market in Baton Rouge offered more than I had ever expected from the idea. This ideal market offers a weekend event for the entire family, while connecting community members. Consumers were offered various selections of locally produced vegetables, seafood, meat, honey, wine, books, and baked goods. There was even live music to enjoy while grocery shopping. Many of the vendors offered catering services as well.
The team ventured throughout the market tasting new foods. As I was sitting on a bench soaking in the environment and resting when a Francis Chauvin of Blue Ribbon Pies asked, “Would you like a shoe sole young man?”
“A shoe sole?” I asked.
“Yes, they’re thin slices of dough cover with cinnamon and sugar,” she responded.
They were delicious. She let the team try the treats for free.
The Red Stick definitely set a high bar for farmer’s markets everywhere. It has been my favorite one so far.