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Summit Farmers Market
(908) 277-6100
DeForest Ave., Between Summit & Maple Street
Summit, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 22-November 23 Sunday, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
County
Union

New Providence Farmers Market
(908) 598-2532
Elkwood & Academy Borough Hall parkiing lot
New Providence, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 18-October 29 Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Union

Templar Food Products
(908) 665-9511
571 Central Ave
New Providence, NJ

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Chatham Farmers Market
(973) 635-9388 ext. 588
Chatham Train Station (South Plaza); off Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Morris

Madison Farmers Market
(973) 593-8496
Bayley Ellard High School Parking Lot
Madison, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Morris

Westfield Farmers Market
(908) 233-3021
NJ Transit Railroad Station South Ave. parking lot
Westfield, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 5-November 1 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Union

Springfield Farmers Market
(973) 912-2201
Ruby Field, Caldwell Place
Springfield, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September 8-October 27 Monday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Union

Nature's Equity, Inc.
(973) 635-5550
11 Yarmouth Rd
Chatham, NJ

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Millburn Farmers Market
(973) 379-2341
Main & Essex St., Municipal parking lot
Millburn, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17-October 28 Tuesday, 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
County
Essex

Livingston Farmers Market
(973) 992-8080
45 South Livingston Ave.; Across from Fire House Commons-rear parking lot
Livingston, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 30 Thursday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Essex

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Foods that Fight for Sight

Foods that Fight for Sight

Foods that Fight for Sight Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Foods that Fight for Sight

Eyes are a funny thing. They may be windows to the soul, but for some of us they seem to need a cleaning more often than they used to. I’ve often heard people tell me their eyes seemed to start weakening all at once. My sister told me her vision seemed to jump off a cliff on her 40th birthday. Fuzzy text, squinting, needing longer arms to see fine print may seem an inevitable sign of aging, but does it have to be this way? 

Women at Higher Risk
According to a Harvard study, women now account for two-thirds of all vision-impaired or blind people worldwide. While all of us suffer from a barrage of different attacks on our eyes; genetics, continued strain, poor nutrition, effects from the environment and cigarette smoke, etc., women have the added impact of hormones!

That’s right – add one more item to the perks of fluctuating hormones. According to James V. Aquavella, M.D. fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels can have a negative impact on your site.

So while you’re waiting for the advice of a qualified ophthalmologist, let’s take a look at some powerful compounds that help keep those peepers in tip top shape.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin
These two compounds are found in large amounts in the lens and retina of our eyes. Here they function as antioxidants to potentially help protect our eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which can interact with and break down healthy tissue.

Lutein and zeaxanthin may also help to protect our eyes by filtering high-energy blue light. By filtering blue light, the pigment protects underlying cell layers from potential light damage.

Studies show that a diet that has sufficient amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin from fruits and vegetables could help protect our eyes from damage in different ways, such as potentially helping prevent common eye diseases of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers contain both lutein and zeaxanthin. Bell peppers also have an added protective effect against cataracts, due to their vitamin C and beta-carotene content.

Try adding them to salads and use then as a chip next time you go for a dip or hummus snack item.

Spinach
Listed near the top of the desired lutein and zeaxanthin-rich foods is the tried and true spinach. Overcooked and canned spinach can loose as much as 80% of their nutrients, so try it fresh or “quick boiled” for one minute.

Quick boiled for one minute (uncovered) is what WorldsHealthiestFoods.com suggests because it imparts a tender flavor and its cooked just long enough to soften its cellulose fibers making it easier to digest and allowing the nutrients to be more bioavailable to your cells.

Try the quick boiled spinach with tomatoes and a nice Mediterranean dressing (or make your own with 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 clove garlic and salt & pepper to taste). Another option; top with soy sauc...

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