Locally Grown Produce Bend OR

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 Bend, OR that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Bend Farmers Market St. Charles Medical Center
(541) 408-4998
2500 East Neff Road
Bend, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-Mid-October Friday, 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Bend Farmers Market
(541) 408-4998
Mirror Pond Top Of Drake Park Off Of Franklin Blvd.
Bend, OR
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00P.M. - 7:00P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Estacada Farmers Market
(503) 630-6058
3rd & Broadway Streets
Estacada, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 10:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Polk County Farmers Market
(541) 745-7274
280 Hwy 99W; Rickreall Grange Hall (School)
Rickreall, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-Early November Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
County
Polk

Interstate Farmers Market
(971) 334-0115
Overlook Park; N. Freemont & Interstate
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-September Wednesday, 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Bend Farmers Market
(541) 408-4998
Top of Mirror Pond park off of Franklin Blvd.
Bend, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Redmond Farmers Market
7th Street next to Fred Meyer
Redmond, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid may-Mid October Monday, 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Lincoln City Farmers Market
(541) 867-6293
540 NE Highway; De Lake School
Lincoln City, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Pendleton Farmers Market
(541) 969-9466
400 block, S. Main
Pendleton, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Mid-May-Mid-October Friday, 4:00p.m. - dusk

Beaverton Wednesday Farmers Market
(503) 643-5345
Hall Blvd. Between 3Rd &Amp; 5Th Streets
Beaverton, OR
Hours
June 16, 2010-August 25, 2010 Wednesday, 3:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

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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