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

River City Farmers Market I
(712) 545-3176
1951 Madison Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-August Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
County
Pottawattamie

Omaha Farmers Market-Downtown
(402) 345-5401
11th & Jackson
Omaha, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Douglas

Bancroft Street Farmers Market
(402) 651-2327
2702 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 18-October 5 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Silver Creek Farmers Market
(712) 527-5524
East side of Main Street, along Railroad Avenue
Silver City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
County
Mills

Bettendorf Farmers Market
(563) 332-5529
2117 State Street
Bettendorf, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Scott

Omaha Farmers Market
(402) 345-5401
11th & Jackson Street; Old Market
Omaha, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-October 11 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Village Pointe Farmers Market
(402) 639-2760
Village Pointe Shopping Center; 168th & W Dodge Road
Omaha, NE
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.

Omaha Rockbrook Farmers Market
(402) 399-9500
NE corner of 108th & W Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Douglas

Plattsmouth Farmers Market
(402) 298-8335
7th & 1st Ave., Dollar General parking lot
Plattsmouth, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Cass

North Liberty Farmers Market
Community Center north parking lot
North Liberty, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

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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