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
Sparkman Street Sw
Hartselle, AL
 
Columbinana Farmers Market
(205) 665-4893
West College Street; Summer Classics Way
Columbiana, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 13- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Shelby

Trussville Springs Farmers Market
(256) 538-5100
200 Spring St
Trussville, AL
Hours
06/05/2010-09/04/2010 Saturday, 8:00 Am - 12:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Pineapple Farmers Market
(251) 746-2619
12 Waters Street
Pineapple, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June- Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- until
County
Wilcox

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

Russell County Farmers Market
(334) 298-6845
1700 14th Street; At Central Activity Center
Phenix City, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17- Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Russell

Macon County Farmers Market
(334) 552-0682
Intersection of Elm & Spring Streets
Tuskegee, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
October-March Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Macon

Pickens County Farmers Market
(205) 367-8724
25661 Highway 17 N; Pickens County Farm & Home Center
Carollton, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 6-September Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Pickens

BridgeStreet Farmers Market
(310) 207-8600 ext. 119
6782 Old Madison Pike; SW corner Of Bridestreet Lot
Huntsville, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-October 1 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Madison

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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