Farm fresh eggs, strawberries, zucchini, squash, honey, goat milk, and wheatgrass shots will be available as three dozen local farmers and food vendors showcase the fruits of their labor at the city’s largest Pop-Up Farmers Market to date on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alexander’s Highland Market. Live music, face painting, free balloons, crepe-making, outdoor grilling, and a wide variety of Mother’s Day gift offerings will add to the festival atmosphere of this family-friendly event.
In addition, Pennington Biomedical Research Center nutritionists will sample recipes and discuss healthy eating, Junior League of Baton Rouge will sample and sell their award-winning cookbooks, and Food Network star Jay Ducote will demonstrate cooking brisket tacos inside – a preview of the eatery he’ll open on Government Street in a little less than a year. “We’re more than a grocery store,” says Lathan Alexander, owner of Alexander’s Highland Market.
“Life is fast-aced. People crave community and a chance to slow down a bit,” Alexander continued. “From weekend pop-ups to wine dinners to wellness classes, we give folks a place to gather.”
Parker Madison Designs, which has been featured in Vogue, will make and sell jewelry onsite for Mother’s Day. Other participating vendors include Matt Ranatza Farms, Davis Farms, Guidry Organics, Bonnecaze Farms, Cajun Organics, City Gelato, GoYaYa’s Crepes, The Big Squeezy, 2 Sisters’ Salsa, Cafeciteaux, Ivy’s Pride Tamales, French Settlement Sausage, Andi Lynn’s Elderberry Syrup, Truly Southern, Most Delightful Foods, Ruth’s Hummus, Flowers, Sprouts & More, and Live Free Natural Lotions.
The market is free and open to the public. Call 225-615-7800 or check www.alexandersmkt.com for more information.News, Pop-Up Markets | April 20th, 2016