Locally Grown Produce Cape Coral FL

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 Cape Coral, FL that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Cape Coral Chamber Farmers Market
239-549-6900 101
Se 10Th Pl. &Amp; Se 47Th Terr
Cape Coral, FL
Hours
10/16/10-05/07/11 Saturday, 8:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 50 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Downtown Fort Myers Farmers Market
(239) 321-7098
Centennial Park; corner of Heitman and West First Street, under the US 41 C
Fort Myers, FL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Thursdays 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Lee

Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market
(941) 391-4856
West Olympia Avenue And Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL
Hours
Saturday, 8 Am - 1 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Butter, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 22 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Tioga Monday Market
(386) 462-3192
13005 W. Newberry Road (SR 26); Tioga Center
Gainesville, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Monday, 4;00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Alachua

Trenton Community Farmers Market
(352) 472-7632
Rt. 129 (Main St.)
Trenton, FL
Hours
January-December Fridays, 3:30 P.M.- Dusk
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Downtown Fort Myers Farmers Market
(239) 321-7098
Centennial Park
Fort Myers, FL
Items
Baked Goods, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15-25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market
West Olympia Avenue and Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Saturday, 8;00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Charlotte

Hemming Plaza Farmers Market
(904) 874-9418
Monroe And North Hogan Streets
Jacksonville, FL
Hours
January-December Friday, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Brooksville Farmers Market
(352) 428-9275
One Main Street, Near The Courthouse
Brooksville, FL
Hours
January-December Saturday, 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Plants, Vegetables
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Downtown Market
(727) 842-8066, (727) 849-2664
Historic District; Nebraska Ave. 1 block east of Grand
New Port Richey, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Pasco

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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