Saturday, November 5th is the day of the biggest football game of the year as LSU faces off against Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Here in Baton Rouge there will be some amazing pregame festivities for a great cause. BREADA, the organization that runs the Red Stick Farmers Market, is hosting a Tailgating Throwdown outside the downtown market. From 8 AM to noon the normal market will be going on as well as the arts market. There will also be teams up and down the streets competing to create the best tailgating dishes using ingredients from local farmers. All proceeds will go towards BREADA's mission which includes supporting the market and local food producers as well as education about local foodways.
There are several ways for you to get involved. First, you have until this Monday (October 24) to submit your team to compete in the Throwdown. If you think your tailgating food is hard to beat, come try out your cooking skills in downtown Baton Rouge! Second, just show up at the market to shop with the local farmers and sample all the tailgating cuisine. I'll be there to judge the cook off along with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and Poppy Tooker from NOLA. There is also a people's choice award that everybody will get to vote on!
You can find more information on BREADA's webpage.
You can also get more information about being a sponsor or entering your team!
Hope to see you on November 5, 2011! Meet me at the Market!