While most farmers markets might close up shop in December, Louisiana’s mild winters mean winter gardens are still providing delicious fresh produce.
That also means the Red Stick Farmers Market will keep celebrating local farmers all month long.
Throughout December, fresh citrus like navels, grapefruit and blood oranges will be available. Root vegetables like sweet potatoes, beets and turnips will be aplenty, along with broccoli and cauliflower. And start thinking about holiday sides like stewed greens using collards, mustard greens and kale, as well as cabbage.
Many of the farmers market vendors will also have items that would be perfect for a holiday gift. Be on the lookout for pecan gift tins, wrapped seasonal jams and jellies, holiday cakes (fruitcake, anyone?), muscadine wine and festive holiday plants like Christmas cactus and amaryllis.
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