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
3302 Agency St. Dollar General Parking Lot
Burlington, IA
 
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

West Glen Farmers Market
(515) 979-9927
Avenue of the Arts in West Glen Town Center; 5525 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Tipton Farmers Market Association
(563) 886-6255
North side of Court House
Tipton, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Cedar

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

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

Oelwein Farmers Market
(319) 636-9122
South parking lot by Log Cabin Park
Oelwein, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Monday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Fayette

Manson Farmers Market
(712) 297-8661
10th Avenue, east of stop light
Manson, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Monday, 4:00p.m-6:00 p.m
County
Calhoun

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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