Fall means college football and nowhere is there a better example than South Louisiana where a sea of purple and gold is seen on any given Saturday. Being in North Platte, NE for the first Saturday football game night in Tiger Stadium, we wore our purple and gold. Having lived in Omaha, NE a very long time ago, we know how important football is to NE; almost as important as it is in South Louisiana.
We were greeted at the farmers market with a sea of red which we expected. What we did not expect was the football themed cookies with red and white icing. Ok, I hate to admit it – no LSU themed cookies at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Once over the cookie situation, we went on to shop for vegetables and other items offered by the various vendors.
Besides the football cookies, the market had plenty to offer including homemade cinnamon rolls, jams and jellies, bread, roasted chilies, cat and dog treats, crafts and the wide array of vegetables.
We found fingerling potatoes and unfortunately the farmer had only one bag and we purchased it wishing he had more. Our other purchases included carrots, peppers, whole wheat bread, pineapple sweet bread, and catnip treats for Missy Elliot.
After surveying the many fresh vendors I we made third and forth rounds filling up our market basket. The market had a good selection of fresh items, prepared packaged items and crafts. With a basket full of goodies we headed off to find a local breakfast restaurant.
First we had to view the 100+ cars of the Cody Crusers on display in the same area as the market. The cars ranged from Model A to Mustangs and everything in between. There was even an LSU Purple car or so we call it and had to take a picture with Laurie and her purple shirt. After walking as much as our stomachs would allow we were off to Donna’s, a local restaurant we decided to try.
Donna’s was very nondescript, not even a sign with the name; just Restaurant across the roof of the building. The food was the same, basic breakfast yet nothing with pizazz – eggs, hashbrowns, and biscuit.
Back to the campground to get ready for opening night in Tiger Stadium!