Upcoming Special Event at Downtown Red Stick Farmers Market

I love, love, love the Red Sticks Farmers Market!! Not only can you find the freshest produce, herbs, flowers, etc... but it helps our local farmers, economy and the environment!

I got an email from Kristen today letting me know of a great upcoming event. On Saturday, October 17th from 8am - 12 noon, The Red Stick Farmers Market will host The Toyota Hybrid Farm To Table Tour. Toyota created the Farm to Table Tour to highlight farmers markets around the country and the benefits they offer their communities, and to celebrate the food produced by each market’s farmers and vendors.

During the Baton Rouge event, in booths throughout the market located on Fifth Street at Main Street in downtown Baton Rouge, 12 local beloved chefs and farmers will be paired together for a day that highlights the Red Stick Farmers Market’s offerings. The chefs will prepare special tastings showcasing their partner farm’s fresh ingredients and visitors will have the opportunity to sample the chefs’ creations while also learning more about the market vendors, their products, and how to buy and eat seasonally. In addition, to further support the market, Toyota is making a financial donation to the Big River Economic & Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA), the organization that brings the Red Stick Farmers Market to life each week.

In addition to free tastings, visitors will have the opportunity to select potted culinary herb plant starts at the Mobile Garden Highlander Hybrid, and can also enter for a chance to win a unique culinary prize package. Toyota will also provide interested market goers with the opportunity to take a ride in the 3rd Generation Prius or a 2009 Highlander Hybrid and take home a John Boos cutting board as a thank you gift.

Toyota is dedicated to using eco-friendly materials throughout the tour and will be purchasing carbon credits through TerraPass to offset the impact of the tour’s carbon footprint.

For more information on the Toyota Hybrid Farm to Table Tour or to schedule an interview with participating chefs and/or farmers, please contact Kirsten Graham at (206) 890-3435 or kirsten@kirstengrahampr.com.

The Downtown Red Stick Farms Market operates every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, rain or shine. Go HERE for information on other Louisiana farmers markets.

I am so there!! Let's all show our support for the community and let's get REAL-- It's FREE!!!

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  1. Thanks so much for posting this... I was looking for info on this


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