Locally Grown Produce Bennington VT

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 Bennington, VT that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Bennington Walloomsac Farmers Market
447-1472
Bennington Station at Riverwalk Park
North Bennington, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

North Adams Farmers Market
(413) 743-8132
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, corner of Marshall and Center Streets
North Adams, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 18-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
County
Berkshire

Manchester Farmers Market
(518) 222-1149
Dana Thompson Rec Center, Rte. West
Manchester, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-October 8 Thursday, 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
County
Bennington

Adamant Farmers Market
456-7054
Front of the Adamant Co-Op
Adamant, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
First week of June-First week of September Friday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Washington

Brandon Farmers Market
273-2655
Central Park
Brandon, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 22-October 9 Friday, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
County
Rutland

Williamstown Farmers Market
(413) 458-3365
Spring Street Parking lot
Williamstown, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
End of May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Berkshire

Adams Farmers Market
(413) 743-5613
60 Columbia Street
Adams, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 29-October 23 Friday and Saturday, 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
County
Berkshire

Vergennes Farmers Market
(802) 877-2572
City Green
Vergennes, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-Late October Monday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Addison

Norwich Farmers Market
436-1630
Rte. 5, 1 mile south of Exit 13, I-91
Norwich, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
County
Windsor

Northeast Kingdom Winter Market
626-1400
Alexander Twilight Theater at Lyndon State College
Greensboro Bend, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-May one Saturday per month
County
Caledonia

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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