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

Brookings Harbor Farmers Market
On The Boardwalk
Brookings, OR
 
Yachats Farmers Market
(541) 528-7192
Yachats Commons; Old school on Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Corvallis Farmers Market - Benton County Fairgrounds
(541) 752-1510
110 SW 53rd Street
Corvallis, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Mid-April-November Wednesday, 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.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.

Independence Farmers Market
(503) 838-5424
302 Main St.; Sterling Bank
Independence, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Astoria Sunday Market
12th St. at Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Beaverton Farmers Market
Hall Blvd.; Between 3rd & 5th St.
Beaverton, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-October Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

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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