Locally Grown Produce Casa Grande AZ

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 Casa Grande, AZ that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Case Grande Farmers Market
(520) 723-7276
110 West Florence Blvd.; Casa Grande Sally Historic Society
Casa Grande, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September-May Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m
County
Pinal

Gila River Farmers Market
/ (520) 562-9244
Corner of Pima St. & Sacaton Rd.
Sacaton, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September
County
Pinal

Gilber Farmers Market
Farmhouse Village Gazebo; 397 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bisbee Farmers Market
(520) 236-8409
Vista Park
Bisbee, AZ
Hours
04/24/2010-11/20/2010 Saturday, 8:00 Am - 1: Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Green Valley Village Farmers Market
(520) 490-3315
Esperanza And I-19
Green Valley, AZ
Hours
October-April Wednesday, 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

Case Grande Farmers Market
(520) 723-7276
The Christian Church Of Casa Grande (Parking Lot)
Casa Grande, AZ
Hours
Tuesday, 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Scottsdale Seville Open Air Market
7001 Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October-May
County
Maricopa

Florence Farmers Market
(520) 868-4273
Downtown along Main Street
Florence, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-May Saturday, 9:00 a.m-12 Noon
County
Pinal

Carefree Farmers Market
(623) 848-1234
Corner of Easy St. & Ho Hum Way; At the Amphitheater Gardens
Carefree, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Mid October-May Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Westside Food Bank
4211 N. 43rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Maricopa

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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