Locally Grown Produce Brattleboro 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 Brattleboro, VT that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market
(802) 254-8885
Coop Plaza; Rte 9 past Creamery Covered Bridge
Brattleboro, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday,10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Windham

Bernardston Farmers Market
(413) 648-0056
Bernardston United Church Parkling Lot
Bernardston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-October 13 Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Franklin

Townshend Common Farmers Market
(802) 869-2141
Intersection of Rt 30 of Rt 35
Townshend, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 4-October 15 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on Thursday, July 31st
County
Windham

Turners Falls/Great Falls Farmers Market
(413) 774-6719
Next to Great Falls Discovery Center at 2nd street and Ave. A, Turners Fall
Turners Falls, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 6-October 28 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

Warwick Farmers Market
(978) 544-5553
Town Common
Warwick, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-October 3 Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
County
Franklin

Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market
869-2141
The River Garden, 153 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
January-March Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (alternate weeks)
County
Windham

Northfield Farmers Market
(413) 498-2921
Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main Street; South Mountain Road, off Ro
Northfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 28-October 7 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

Greenfield Farmers Market
(413) 625-9907
Court Square, road next to Common & Town Hall; 32 High St.
Greenfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Franklin

The Farmers Market of Keene
(603) 446-9474
Commercial parking lot off Gilbo Ave.
Keene, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Hardwick Area Farmers Market
626-7225
Granite Junction, Rte. 15W; (between Aubuchon Hardware & Greensboro Garage)
Hardwick, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 8-Mid-October Friday, 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
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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