Locally Grown Produce Iowa City 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 Iowa City, IA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Sycamore Mall Farmers Market
(319) 338-6111
Highway 6 & Sycamore Street
Iowa City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Johnson

Coralville Farmers Market
(319) 248-1750
S.T. Morrison Park, swimming pool parking lot
Coralville, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Monday & Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Lone Tree Farmers Market
(319) 629-4299
North Park
Lone Tree,, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Lisbon Farmers Market
(319) 455-2459
Main Street
Lisbon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Amana Farmers Market
(800) 579-2299
Farmers Market Barn, in midtown Amana, behind Lehm Books
Amana, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-August Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Iowa

Iowa City Farmers Market
(319) 356-5110
Between Washington & College Streets
Iowa City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
County
Johnson

North Liberty Farmers Market
Community Center north parking lot
North Liberty, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

West Liberty Farmers Market
(319) 627-4045
RonDeVu Park, downtown on E. 3rd St.
West Liberty, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
County
Muscatine

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
(319) 310-6299
Mt. Vernon Visitors Center, 311 1st Street W
Mount Vernon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Atlantic Farmers Market
(712) 774-5878
1200 7th Street E.; Orscheln's Parking Lot
Atlantic, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Cass

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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