Farmers Market Minute

Saturday mornings

Each week on the Farmers Market Minute, community development specialist and foodie Richard McCarthy explores the variety of people and produce who make up this delicious region's farmers markets — from uptown to downtown, Covington to Gretna.

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Farmers Market Minute
3:37 pm
Sat February 20, 2010

Farmers Market Lenten Fare

Farmers Market Minute
12:09 pm
Sat November 21, 2009

Farmers Market Minute: Yamboree

11/21/2009 – Close your eyes and imagine your family's Thanksgiving table. I put good money on it that it includes Louisiana sweet potatoes. Dark orange and full of beta-carotene, we call them yams (from the West African word "djambi" meaning "to eat"). However, they're not really yams. Yams are long, tree-like tubers from Latin America with waxy bark-like skins. Needless to say, I doubt we'll stop calling them yams anytime soon. This time of year, they're great, they're everywhere and we're seeing more white sweet potatoes than ever before.

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Farmers Market Minute
12:04 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Farmers Market Minute 11-14-09

Among the offerings at Sankofa are crafts, clothes, food, jewelry and art.
Sankofa Marketplace

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