Locally Grown Produce Forest Lake MN

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 Forest Lake, MN that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Lindstrom Farmers Market II
(651) 257-2103
Hwy. 8 @ St. Bridget's Catholic Church
Lindstrom, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Chisago

Anoka County Growers/ St. Timothy Church Blaine
(763) 792-4025
St. Timothy's Catholic Church
Blaine, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Anoka

Osceola Farmers Market
(800) 947-0581
Highway M, East of Osceola
Osceola, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Shoreview Farmers Market
(651) 490-4631
4600 North Victoria St.
Shoreview, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Ramsey

Stillwater Farmers Market
(651) 430-0119
3rd & Pine Street, Riverview Parking Lot
Stillwater, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m. -12:00 noon

City of White Bear Lake Farmers Market
Hwy. 61 & 4th St., On Washington Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Friday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Ramsey

Anoka County Growers Association: Udder Market
(763) 792-4025 or (612) 998-4303
2nd Ave. N & Jackson St.
Anoka, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Anoka

Hudson Farmers Market
(715) 294-2541
Hudson, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Polk

Good Soil Farmers Market
(763) 444-3775
Central Park
North Branch, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Chicago

Oakdale Farmers Market
(651) 747-3868
Oakdale Parks & Recreation Department; 4444 Hadley Ave. North
Oakdale, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October

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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