Locally Grown Produce Fort Benning GA

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 Fort Benning, GA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Columbus State Farmers Market
(706) 649-7448
318 10th Ave.
Columbus, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily
County
Muscogee

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

Kauffman's Farmers Market
(478) 472-8833
1305 Mennonite Church Road
Montezuma, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

Savannah State Farmers Market
(912) 966-7954
701 U.S. Highway 80-West
Savannah, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Chatham

Suwanee Farmers Market
370 Highway 23
Suwanee, GA
Hours
05/01/2010-10/12/2010 Tuesday, 4:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm. Saturday, 8:00 Am - 12:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 24 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Columbus State Farmers Market
(706) 649-7448
318 10Th Ave.
Columbus, GA
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Savannah State Farmers Market
(912) 966-7954
701 U.S. Highway 80-West
Savannah, GA
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Saturday Farmers Market on Broad
(706) 722-7245
Macartan St., beside Health Central
Augusta, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Richmond

Cotton Mill Farmers Market
(770) 537-3720
Bradley Street
Carrollton, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Carroll

Battlefield Farmers Market
(706) 638-7366
10052 Hwy 27 N
Rock Spring, GA
Hours
05012010-11132010 Wednesday, 3:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm. Saturday, 8:00 Am - 12:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 20 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

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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