Locally Grown Produce Fort Dodge IA

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 Dodge, IA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Fort Dodge Area Fruit/Vegetable Growers, Inc.
(515) 955-8433
1st Avenue S. & 25th Street
Fort Dodge, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Webster

Eagle Grove Farmers Market
(515) 368-1549
Shoppers Supply parking lot, Hwy 17 S
Eagle Grove, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Wright

Webster City Farmers Market
(515) 832-9141
City Plaza; 400 Second Street
Webster City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
County
Hamilton

Orange City Farmers Market
(712) 737-8313
Windmill Park, center of town
Orange City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Sioux

Greene County Farmers Market
(515) 386-3138
Bell Tower Square - Downtown
Jefferson, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Greene

Humboldt Farmers Market
(515) 332-4752
Downtown at 617 Sumner Avenue
Humboldt, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Humboldt

Manson Farmers Market
(712) 297-8661
10th Avenue, east of stop light
Manson, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Monday, 4:00p.m-6:00 p.m
County
Calhoun

Stuart Farmers Market
(515) 523-1712
Lawbaugh Park, 3rd & S. Division Sts.
Stuart, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Guthrie

Mason Market
(641) 494-0003
Parking lot west of City Hall, 10 1st St NW
Mason City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Cerro Gordo

Fountain Park Farmers Market
Fountain Park Plaza
Dubuque, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
County
Dubuque

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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