Locally Grown Produce Cullman AL

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 Cullman, AL that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Festhalle Market Platz
(256) 775-7207
209 1st Ave. NE
Cullman, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Thursday, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
County
Cullman

Hartselle Farmers Market
(256) 773-2549
Sparkman Street SW
Hartselle, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May- Monday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Morgan

Winston County Farmers Market
(205) 489-5376
Downtown Haleyville
Haleyville, AL
Hours
Tuesday, Thursday &Amp; Saturday,
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Uniontown Farmers Market
(334) 289-2669
Next to City Hall
Uniontown, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June- Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
County
Perry

Pell City Farmers Market
(256) 538-5100
Highway 231 North; Mary's Warehouse
Pell City, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 3- Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
St. Clair

Hartselle Farmers Market
Sparkman Street Sw
Hartselle, AL
 
Trussville Farmers Market
(256) 538-5100
147 North Chalkville Road; At Antique Mall
Trussville, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Gadsden Farmers Market
at the intersection of 7th & Broad Street
Gadsden, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday & Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Etowah

Park Place Market
(205) 313-4120
20th Street North, at Park Place
Birmingham, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 10- Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Gulf Coast Green Market
(251) 942-5900
Gulf State Park; Lake Shelby
Gulf Shores, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-June 27 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Baldwin

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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