Locally Grown Produce Jonesboro AR

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 Jonesboro, AR that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Jonesboro Farmers Market
3423 E. Highland Drive
Jonesboro, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December
County
Poinsett

Paragould Farmers Market
100 4th Ave. Downtown
Paragould, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Greene

Bella Vista Farmers Market
1451 Bella Vista Way
Bella Vista, AR
 
Madison County Farmers Market
(479) 738-1018
1521 Madison 2410; Hunstville Square
Huntsville, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Camden Farmers Market
Washington St.; Across from Wood's
Camden, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
March-September
County
Ouachita

ASU Regional Farmers Market
3407 S. Carway Rd. Ste 7
Jonesboro, AR
 
Arkansas County/South Farmers Market
The Triangle; 13th and Jefferson
DeWitt, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
County
Arkansas

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks Farmers Market
4703 N Crossover Rd. Fayetteville Ar 72764
Fayetteville, AR
 
Faulkner County Farmers Market
1501 Robbins St.; YBMA Fairgrounds
Conway, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September
County
Faulkner

Hoxie Farmers Market
Hwy. 63; 2 miles west of town
Hoxie, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Lawrence

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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