Spring is in full swing in Baton Rouge, and we're looking forward to finding the best produce from local farmers and local handcrafted products! Louisiana farmers and arts markets are unique places that inspire excitement and exploration. Whether you’re looking for organic veggies or local art, these markets will provide you with all the ingredients for a wonderful spring adventure! 

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Buying local produce has many benefits, including supporting our local economy, extra flavor for your food and health benefits. While it’s encouraged to buy produce based on the season, our local farmers work hard all year round to ensure Baton Rouge has the freshest product available. We encourage you to support them by visiting any of these local farmers markets throughout the week!

 

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET

The Red Stick Farmers Market brings over 50 vendors together, all providing the very definition of fresh. At this market, you can find a variety of fruit, vegetables, beef, dairy and baked goods from local farmers and makers, as well as plants and locally made home goods and personal care items. With four weekly markets, there’s a perfect time for everyone to check the out throughout the week!

Thursdays
8:00 a.m. – noon 
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road

Saturdays
8:00 a.m. – noon 
Main Street Market
Fifth and Main Streets 

 

FRESH PICKIN’S MARKET

While Fresh Pickin’s Market is not your traditional farmers market, it serves nothing less than good produce at good prices from around Baton Rouge. Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, this open-air market offers shoppers fresh, quality produce from local growers and farmers at lower prices than other grocery stores. Their wide variety of products gives you the opportunity to dive right into the wonders of Louisiana spices and culinary culture. 

 

ARTS MARKETS

BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET

On the first Saturday of every month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market takes place alongside the farmers market on the corner of Fifth and Main Street. Find a variety of hand-made arts including pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, hand-made goods, mixed media, furniture, wood carvings, mosaics, photography and more!

First Saturday of the Month
8 a.m. – noon
Fifth and Main Streets

 

LOCAL POP UP

On the last Saturday of the month, local businesses and makers gather at The Electric Depot where you can shop all your favorites in one place! Find local arts, clothing items, handcrafted personal care products and much more!

Last Saturday of the Month
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Electric Depot

 

MARKET EVENTS:

HOT ART COOL NIGHTS
Friday, May 10, 2024
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Hot Art Cool Nights is Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood’s premier spring event. The festival is totally free, and the supersized market spans from Jefferson Highway at Goodwood Boulevard to the intersection of Government and 14th Streets. Shop products from Baton Rouge’s best vendors and dine on delectable eats and drinks from local restaurants!