Locally Grown Produce Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls, IA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Cedar Falls Farmers Market
(319) 266-8189
South side of Overman Park on 3rd Street
Cedar Falls, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Black Hawk

University Avenue Farmers Market
(319) 236-0580
4000 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m- 7:00 p.m
County
Black Hawk

Cedar Valley Farmers Market II
(319) 296-1840
SE Corner of Kimball Avenue & Ridgeway Road
Waterloo, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Black Hawk

Evansdale Farmers Market
(319) 291-6109
3520 LaFayette Street
Evansdale, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Black Hawk

Grundy Farmers Market
(319) 404-8697
On 7th Street, East of Courthouse
Grundy Center, IA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Grundy

Thunder Ridge Farmers Market
(319) 345-6902
2302 West 1st Street
Cedar Falls, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Black Hawk

Cedar Valley Farmers Market I
(319) 296-1840
Crossroads Shopping Center
Waterloo, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Black Hawk

Downtown Waterloo Farmers Market
(319) 291-2038
Regions Bank parking lot between E 4th Street & Park
Waterloo, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Black Hawk

Waverly Farmers Market
(319) 352-3076
Downtown behinde Keller's Furniture; 1st Ave. SE, between 2nd & 3rd Streets
Waverly, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Bremer

Grundy Farmers Market
(319) 404-8697
On 7th Street, East of Courthouse
Grundy Center, IA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Grundy

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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