Locally Grown Produce Beckley WV

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 Beckley, WV that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Beckley Uptown Farmers Markert
(304) 683-9531
Neville St.-City Parking Lot - (Friday); 3rd Avenue (Wednesday)
Beckley, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Friday, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
County
Raleigh

Summers Tailgate Market
(304) 255-9321
Temple Street City Parking Lot
Hinton, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Summers

Terra Alta Farmers Market
(304) 789-2515
Terra Alta Community Park
Terr Alta, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Capitol Market
(304) 558-0185
800 Smith St.
Charleston, WV
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Monday- Saturday, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Sunday, Noon - 5:00 PM (subject to seasonal change; check Website for updated market hours)
County
Kanawha

Pineville Farmers Market
(304) 294-6226
Old Pineville Jr. High School
Pineville, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Wyoming

Fayette County Tailgate Farmers Markets
(304) 469-3603
Courthouse Parking Lot, Wiseman Avenue; 104 East Wiseman Avenue
Fayetteville, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 12 noon; Thursday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Fayette

Lincoln County Farm Bureau Farmers Market
(304) 919-9552
Hamlin, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Licoln

Sistersville Farmers Market
304-652-2399 x 2468
Route 2 Sistersville Fire Department
Sistersville, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday (2nd and 4th), 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
County
Tyler

Taste of Tucker Farmers Market
304-478-2949x209
Mill Race Park
Parsons, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Wednesday, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
County
Tucker

Grant County Farmers Market
(304) 257-4281
City Parking Lot; 61 Terrace Place
Petersburg, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Grant

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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