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

Winooski Farmers Market
734-6175
Winooski Falls Way, in front of Champlain Mill
Winooski, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 11-October 15 Thursday, 3:30 PM- 6:30 PM
County
Chittenden

Shelburne Farmers Market
(802) 985-2472
Shelburne Parade Ground, Church St.; Located in Shelburne Center
Shelburne, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-October 10 Saturday, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
County
Chittenden

Milton Grange Farmers Market
(802) 893-7734
Milton Grange
Milton, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 13-October 10 Saturday, 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM
County
Chittenden

Westford Farmers Market
(802) 878-7405
On the Westford Common, Rte. 128
Westford, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 16 Friday, 3:30- PM- 6:30 PM
County
Chittenden

Hinesburg Farmers Market
(802) 482-2651
United Church of Hinesburg; Route 116 (Main St.)
Hinesburg, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-September 24 Thursday, 3:30 PM- 7:00 PM
County
Chittenden

Burlington Downton Farmers Market
(888) 889-8188
College Street and City Hall Park
Burlington, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 31 Saturday, 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM
County
Chittenden

Williston Farmers Market
(802) 872-7728
Route 2, On the Village Green; Next to the library
Willston, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 30-October 10 Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Willsboro Farmers' Market
Rt. 22
Willsboro, NY
Hours
06/10/2010-09/09/2010 Thursday, 9:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fresh Fruit, Honey, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Richmond Farmers Market
(802) 434-5273
Volunteers Green
Richmond, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-October 16 Friday, 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
County
Chittenden

Town of Essex Farmers Market
(518) 834-7306
On The Green Behind Town Hall
Essex, NY
Hours
06/25/2010-09/05/2010 Sunday, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

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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