Building a healthy and strong local food system is important to making Baton Rouge a healthier city for all. Our local farmer’s markets work to increase sustainability of independent local farmers, fishermen and food producers.
Main Street Market's permanent downtown location offers breakfast, lunch, and specialty shops Monday through Saturday. It is located in downtown Baton Rouge and features locally owned restaurants and specialty shops housed in a public marketplace setting. Main Street Market is open Monday through Saturday serving coffee, breakfast and lunch for downtown residents, workers and visitors. Validated parking is available in the Galvez garage during the week and the garage is free to park in on Saturdays. Main Street Market also offers free wifi to customers.
On Saturdays, Main Street Market combines with the Red Stick Farmers Market to create a community market offering cooking demonstrations, artisan food products and prepared meals. Learn More >>
BREADA's Red Stick Farmer's Markets bring together local farmers and help the community life healthier lifestyles by providing a venue for the sale of fresh produce. Red Stick Farmers is an open-air, producer-only market, which ensures that all produce sold at the market is grown locally by each farmer. There are two year-round markets each week: Thursdays at Pennington and Saturdays at 5th and Main downtown. Both operate from 8AM to noon. The Red Stick Farmers Market has over 50 member farmers with a variety of locally grown products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, artisan breads, homemade pies, honey, milk and cheese, native plants, herbs, and specialty food items. The Markets provide vital economic opportunities for local farmers, keeping our local food system healthy, strong and vibrant. Learn More >>
Seasonally, BREADA also operates mobile markets. These markets are shorter and rotate to provide access to under-served neighborhoods and areas of town where the year-round markets do not operate. Mobile markets operate a spring season (usually from April to July) and a fall season (October to December). These locations are subject to change, so please check BREADA’s website for the most up-to-date information.
Cash, credit, debit and Louisiana Purchase cards are accepted at all locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market. Red Stick Farmers Market has a no pet policy. Learn More >>