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

Lyons Farmers Market
(563) 577-2216
4 Square Park
Clinton, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-November Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
County
Clinton

DeWitt Farmers Market
(563) 659-5540
Lincoln Park
DeWitt, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Monday & Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Clinton

Grinnell Farmers Market
(641) 236-6555
Central Park, east side of Broad Street
Grinnell, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon
County
Poweshiek

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

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
(319) 310-6299
Mt. Vernon Visitors Center, 311 1st Street W
Mount Vernon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Camanche Farmers Market
(563) 259-9414
City Park
Camanche, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Clinton

Preston Farmers Market
(563) 577-2216
Twogood Park off Highway 64
Preston, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Jackson

Vail Farmers Market
(712) 574-2870
City Park on Main Street
Vail, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Monday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Crawford

Colesburg Farmers Market
(563) 856-5895
Delaware Street
Colesburg, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Delaware

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
(319) 931-1458
McMillan Park at Walnut Street entrance
Mount Pleasant, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Henry

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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