Locally Grown Produce Enfield CT

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 Enfield, CT that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Suffield Farmers Market
Town Green, North Main And High Streets
Suffield, CT
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Springfield Farmers Market at the X
(413) 737-1724
Trinity Church Parking Lot, 361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 5-October 27 Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Hampden

Springfield/Tower Square Farmers Market
(413) 733-2171
Tower Square Park at Main and Bridge Streets
Springfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Friday, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
County
Hampden

Ellington Farmers Market
Brookside Park, Route 140
Ellington, CT
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Wilbraham Farmers Market
(413) 586-6947
Hampden Bank, Boston Road
Hampden, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 6-October 28 Wednesday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
County
Hampden

Suffield Farmers Market
Town Green, North Main and High Streets
Suffield, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Hartford

Springfield Cooperative Farmers Market
(413) 786-1012
Avocado Street
Hampden, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 7:00 am - 11:00 am
County
Hampden

Indian Orchard Farmers Market
(413) 586-6947
Hampden Bank, 187 Main Street
Hampden, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 8-October 30 Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
County
Hampden

Ellington Farmers Market
Brookside Park, Route 140
Ellington, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Tolland

Springfield/Shriner's Hospital Farmers Market
(413) 781-1658
Shriner's Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street
Springfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
County
Hampden

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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