Locally Grown Produce Avondale AZ

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 Avondale, AZ that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Estrella Lakeside Market
(480) 585-8639
Estrella Mountain Ranch; Estrella Pkwy. South of Elliott
Goodyear, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October-May 3rd Saturday, 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Ahwatukee Farmers Market
(623) 848-1234
Warner Road just west of 48th Street; at the ballfield next to Ahwatukee Sw
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Winter, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Summer, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-May Saturday, 8:00 a.m.. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Heritage Square Farmers Market
7th St. & Monroe
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-May
County
Maricopa

Clinica Adelante Farmers Market
(623) 848-1234
16560 N. Dysart Rd.
Surprise, AZ
Hours
June-September Thursday, 7:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Town & Country Farmers Market
2021 E. Camelback Road
Goodyear, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Wesley Bolin Plaza Farmers Market
Washington St. & 17th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
November 3-May 4 Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1;00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Westside Food Bank
4211 N. 43rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Maricopa

Downtown Glendale Farmers Market
(623) 848-1234
5734 W. Glendale Ave. (Mad Hatters Parking Lot)
Glendale, AZ
Hours
Wednesday 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Central City South Farmers Market
1202 South 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
County
Maricopa

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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