Sunday May 3 Forecast: White Tents & Sunny Weather?

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by host

Local produce, honey, coffee, jams, jellies, syrups, soaps, pottery, artwork and more will be available this Sunday, May 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m., during our pop-up market. Pennington Biomedical Research Center will sample a healthy new recipe for “Watermelon Salad with Cucumber & Mint” from their test kitchen as well as distribute information about healthy eating.

Events, Pop-Up Markets | April 28th, 2015

Pop-Up Sunday: Books, Berries & Beer

Posted on April 7th, 2015 by host

Former Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival King Gary Cummings of Cummings Farm will bring a taste of that fresh and flavorful event to Alexander’s Highland Market’s front porch on Sunday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., via a booth filled with fresh strawberries, jellies, and jams. In addition, Rome Family Farm will be on site with fresh Read more

Events, Pop-Up Markets | April 7th, 2015

Tent Row Returns Sunday

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by host

Look for the row of canopies this Sunday! It’s time for our monthly Pop-Up Farmers Market on Sept. 7, from 10-2, where farmers and food vendors will sample and sell fresh produce and small batch foodie products.

Events, Pop-Up Markets | September 5th, 2014

Pop-Up Farmers Market Sunday

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by host

Luckett Farms will headline the next Pop-Up Farmers Market Sunday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a spread of freshly picked squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, okra, and potatoes grown at its Pride and Central acreage. There will also be a book signing by author of “The Traveling Apron,” Aimee Broussard, a local who traded a career in corporate insurance to travel, blog, and publish. Broussard’s booth will include her “Kitchen Spirit” aprons, just in time for tailgate season. “We bring the ‘it’ in spirit,” she says.

News | August 4th, 2014

Local Jammery Jammin’ with New Products

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by host

When Ashley Savoy began canning preserves and jellies a few years ago, her mission was simple: Keep it local, and make it fresh. “The consumer shouldn’t have to pull out a dictionary to understand what they’re eating,” says Savoy, owner of GrinningJupiter Jammery.

News | August 4th, 2014

Family Affair at Luckett Farms

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by host

A visit to their farms in Central or Pride – or a quick click on their website – shows that for locals Derek and Kacie Luckett, farming is a family affair. Passionate about growing, harvesting, and cooking fresh, healthy food, the Lucketts involve their children Dalton, 8, and Maycee, 4, in the seven-day-a-week working farm.

News | July 2nd, 2014

July Market Line-Up

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by host

Ten new vendors will join a dozen returning small businesses for our next Pop-Up Farmers Market on July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ben and Ben Becnel Farms from Belle Chasse and Luckett Farms from Central top our list of local farmers who will lead the next Sunday Funday. We’ll grill grass-fed beef lunches from Hollywood Livestock and have free face-painting for kids outside, and we’ll host beer tastings from Tin Roof and Bayou Teche, local craft breweries.

Pop-Up Markets | July 2nd, 2014

Sunday Funday Pop-Up Market

Posted on June 8th, 2014 by host

A week of stormy weather dumped record rainfall on the area and flooded the fields of some local farms, but it wasn’t able to wash away our monthly Pop-Up Farmers Market held June 1. In fact, gray clouds gathered but held off as a dozen new vendors and hundreds of customers came out to learn more about local food products, meet the bakers, cooks, and artisans, and barter for goods.

Events, Pop-Up Markets | June 8th, 2014

Pop-Up Farmers Market Returns Sunday

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by host

Join us this Sunday for the city’s second Pop-Up Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm near all entrances of Alexander’s Highland Market. New featured activities for this market include face-painting for children and homesteading and gardening questions answered by East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners. We’ll have more produce from new and returning farmers, as well as new crafters and artisans joining a host of returning small businesses. (Note the time has been changed to earlier hours beat the heat.)

Events, Pop-Up Markets | May 28th, 2014

Fantastic First Pop-Up Farmers Market

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by host

There were grand champion strawberries from Ponchatoula’s epic festival and Rome family tomatoes from Romeville. Organic hen and duck eggs from Felixville and organic Billie Girl lettuce from St. Francisville. Malco’s Magnificent Salsa made here in Baton Rouge and Momma Mia’s Authentic Italian Cookies made in Prairieville. There were Dress Like a Local t-shirts and salad dressings from Hooked on Re:, and delightful foods, marinades, and snack mixes from a variety of vendors.There were nearly 30 farmers and crafters with three dozen unique, locally made products, from hand-crafted cutting boards to a cajun rendition of immune-boosting elderberry syrup. Most importantly, there were neighbors — lots of neighbors — who came out to visit, find out where their food comes from, and support the small businesses that provide it.

Pop-Up Markets | May 5th, 2014