Locally Grown Produce Cranston RI

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 Cranston, RI that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Whole Foods—Garden City Farmers’ Market
151 Sockanosset Cross Rd.
Cranston, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-October 27 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m

Whole FoodsGarden City Farmers Market
151 Sockanosset Cross Rd.
Cranston, RI
 
Whole Foods—Waterman Farmers’ Market
261 Waterman St.
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 3-October 28 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Whole FoodsUniversity Farmers Market
601 North Main St.
Providence, RI
 
Johnston Farmers’ Market
Memorial Park; 1583 Hartford Ave.
Johnston, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 20-October 26 Monday 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Pastore Complex Farmers' Market
(401) 222-2781
RI Department of Labor and Training; 1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 24-September 25 Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market
(401) 751-6038
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Parking Lot; 60 Rhodes Place
Cranston, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 9-November 21 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

Armory Park Farmers Market
(401) 831-3771
Cranston Armory - Parade and Hudson Street
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-October 29 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

East Greenwich Farmers’ Market
Academy Field; Church St. and Rector St.
East Greenwich, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 22-October 26 Monday 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wickendon Street Farmers Market
(401) 635-4274
Brook Street and Alves Way
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 16-October 27 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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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