Locally Grown Produce Hilo HI

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 Hilo, HI that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Keaau Village Farmers Market
(808) 966-4853
16-0550 Olld Volcano Road
Keaau, HI
Hours
Daily, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Fern Forest Town Market
(808) 968-8631
Fern Forest, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
2nd Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hilo's Farmers Market
(808) 933-1000
Corner Of Kamehameha Ave. &Amp; Mamo St.
Hilo, HI
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

The Market Place
(808) 933-1000
Across from the Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wedensday & Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Akebono Farmers Market
(808) 965-9205
Akebono Parking Lot
Pahoa, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Keaau Village Farmers Market
(808) 966-4853
16-0550 Olld Volcano Road
Keaau, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Mamo Street Market
Mamo Parking Lot
Hilo, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Panaewa Hawaiian Home Lands Farmers Market
(808) 959-0488
Corner of Puainako and Ohuohu; On the sidewalk of Hilo WalMart
Hilo, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Hilo's Farmers Market
(808) 933-1000
Corner of Kamehameha Ave. & Mamo St.
Hilo, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wednesday & Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Maku?u Farmers Market Corporation
15-2131 Keaau Pahoa Highway
Pahoa, HI
Hours
Sunday, 6 Am - 2 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 160 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
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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