Locally Grown Produce Arlington TX

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Arlington, TX that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

North Central Texas Farmers Market Corporation I
(817) 763-0193
130 W. Church Street
Grand Prairie, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-sellout
County
Tarrant

Dallas Farmers Market
(214) 939-2713
1010 South Pearl Street
Dallas, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Dallas

Tri-County Farmers Market Association I
(830) 665-3579
1015 Rittiman Road
San Antonio, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday, 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Bexar

Tyler Farmers Market Association
(903) 894-6507
2112 W. Front St
Tyler, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
County
Smith

Wharton County Farmers Market
(979) 532-5218
100 Block South Houston Street
Wharton, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Wharton

North Central Texas Farmers Market Corporation III
(817) 763-0193
325 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to sell-out Saturday 8:00 a.m. to sell-out
County
Tarrant

The New Corpus Christi Farmers Market
(361) 439-7289
11330 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
County
Nueces

North Central Texas Farmers Market Corporation I
(817) 763-0193
130 W. Church Street
Grand Prairie, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-sellout
County
Tarrant

East Texas Farmers Market
(903) 589-9292
1836 S. Jackson
Jacksonville, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Cherokee

South Texas Farmers Market Association III
(210) 559-0029
1737 S. General McMullen
San Antonio, TX
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
County
Bexar

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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