Locally Grown Produce Burlington IA

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 Burlington, IA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Farm Fresh Farmers Market
(319) 752-7608
3302 Agency St. Dollar General parking lot
Burlington, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
County
Des Moines

Riverfront Farmers Market
(319) 752-6388
Port of Burlington; 400 Front Street
Burlington, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-September Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
County
Des Moines

Riverview Park Farmers Market
(319) 372-3381
Riverview Park
Fort Madison, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Ma-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon.
County
Lee

Primghar Farmers Market
(712) 723-5241
Courthouse Square
Primghar, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.
County
O'Brien

Lyons Farmers Market
(563) 577-2216
4 Square Park
Clinton, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-November Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
County
Clinton

Farm Fresh Farmers Market
3302 Agency St. Dollar General Parking Lot
Burlington, IA
 
City of West Burlington Open Air Market
(319) 752-5452
City Hall parking lot, 122 Broadway Street
West Burlington, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
County
Des Moines

Fort Madison Farmers Market
(319) 372-7700
Central Park, 9th & Avenue E
Fort Madison, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Lee

Polk City Farmers Market
(515) 984-6597
Town Square
Polk City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-August Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Sioux City Farmers Market
(712) 252-0014
Downtown in the Tyson Events Center parking lot,; North of TriView Ave. at
Sioux City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Woodbury

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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