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 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. 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

Kansas Grown Farmers Market I
(316) 264-2139
21st & Ridge
Witchita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 27-October 28 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Sedgwick

Jackson County Farmers Market II
(785) 966-2127
K214 and 75 Hwy; Chapel Oaks Parking Lot
Hoyt, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17-October 28 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
County
Jackson

Shawnee Farmers Market
(913) 248-2360
11110 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Johnson

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. 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

KCK Green Market
(913) 526-0688
6th and Taurome
Kansas City, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 10-September 30 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Wyandotte

Overland Park Farmers Market
(913) 642-2222
Downtown Between 79th & 80th Street off of Marty; By the Clock Tower in His
Overland Park, KS
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 15-September 30 Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Harvey County Farmers Market
(316) 284-6930
300 N. Main; Salvation Army Parking Lot
Harvey, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 9-October 13 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Newton

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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