Locally Grown Produce Junction City KS

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 Junction City, KS that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Junction City Farmers Market I
(785) 349-5541
8th & Jefferson
Junction City, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October 31 Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
County
Geary

Downtown Manhattan Farmers Market Inc. II
(785) 776-2221
Cico Park; Kimball and Candlewood
Manhattan, KS
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 29-October 29 Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Riley

Emporia Farmers Market
(620) 343-6555
7th Ave. & Merchant St.
Emporia, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 17-October 28 Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - Sell Out
County
Lyon

Delano Community Farmers Market
(316) 942-7075
200 S. Walnut; The Senior Center
Delano, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Sedwick

Fort Scott Farmers Market
(620) 547-2159
Suvitz Plaza; In front of the old fort
Fort Scott, KS
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 6-October 28 Wednesday, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
County
Bourbon

Junction City Farmers Market II
(785) 349-5541
6th & Adams
Junction City, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October 31 Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
County
Geary

Downtown Manhattan Farmers Market Inc. I
(785) 776-2221
5th & Humboldt; Behind County Courthouse
Manhattan, KS
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 25-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Riley

Leoti Farmers Market
(620) 375-2182
Intersection of Hwy 96 and Hwy 25
Leoti, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Wichita

Wellington Farmers Market
(620) 326-3303
Heritage Park; South of Memorial Auditorium
Wellington, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October

Auburn Farmers Market
(785) 408-5088
Auburn Presbyterian Church; 1101 Washington St.
Auburn, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Shawnee

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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