Locally Grown Produce Falls Church VA

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 Falls Church, VA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Falls Church Farmers Market
(703) 241-5027
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA
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. - 12:00 Noon
County
Fairfax

Annandale (Wakefield) Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
Braddock Rd., W. at the Beltway; Wakefield Park
Annandale, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday
County
Fairfax

Annandale Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
6621 Columbia Pike,; Mason District Park
Annandale, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday
County
Fairfax

Vienna Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
9601 Nottoway Park - 9601 Courthouse Rd.
Vienna, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday
County
Fairfax

Kingstowne Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
Kingstowne Town Center; Kingstowne Blvd.
Alexandria, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday
County
Alexandria

McLean Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
1659 Chain Bridge Rd., Lewinsville Park
McLean, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday
County
Fairfax

Columbia Pike Home Grown Market
(703) 892-2776
Pike Park; Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Arlington

Arlington County Farmers Market
(703) 228-6423 or (703) 228-6407
North 14th St. & North Court House Rd.
Arlington, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday
County
Arlington

West End Farmers' Market
(703) 461-6900
Ben Brenman Park; 4600 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Alexandria

Vienna Saturday Farmers' Market
(703) 281-1255
Caboose Parking Lot; Corner of Church Street & Dominion Road, NE
Vienna, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday
County
Fairfax

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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