Locally Grown Produce Hood River OR

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 Hood River, OR that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Gorge Grown Farmers Market
(541) 490-6420
Hood River Middle School; 1602 May Street across from Jackson Park
Hood River, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-Early October Thurday, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

The Dalles Wednesday Farmers Market
(541) 296-2231
404 West 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-September Wednesday, 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Grants Pass Growers Market
(541) 476-5375
Corner of 4th & F St.
Grants Pass, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
March-November Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

OHSU Farmers Market
(503) 494-8792
Auditorium Courtyard, near MacKenzie Hall Fountain Food & Nurtion Services;
Portland, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Mid-May-October (1st week) Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Selma Farmers Market
(541) 415-1000
Selma Community Center
Selma, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Hood River Saturday Market
(541) 387-8349
5th and Columbia, across from Full Sail
Hood River, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Salem Public Market
(503) 876-2274
1240 Rural Avenue SE
Salem, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Gorge Grown Farmers Market
(541) 490-6420
Hood River Middle School; 1602 May Street across from Jackson Park
Hood River, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-Early October Thurday, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Brookings Harbor Farmers Market
On The Boardwalk
Brookings, OR
 
Dundee Farmers Market
(503) 522-3206
Highway 99 and 7th Street
Dundee, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-Mid October Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00p.m.

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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