Locally Grown Produce Kenner LA

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 Kenner, LA that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

German Coast Farmers' Market (East Bank)
Ormond Plantation; 13786 River Road
Destrehan, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Crescent City Farmers Market II
(504) 861-5898
200 Broadway Ave.
New Orleans, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Gretna Farmers Market
(504) 366-4745
739 Third Street - Downtown; Third Street & Huey P. Long Streets
Gretna, LA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Red Stick Farmers' Market I
(225) 267-5060
5th and Main Streets
Baton Rouge, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No

Parish of Ascension Farmer's Market Ascension Fresh Market
(225) 675-1750
Lamar Dixon Expo; 9039 St. Landry Road
Gonzales, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Crescent City Farmers Market I
(504) 861-5898
700 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

German coast Farmers Market (West Bank)
Next to Dufrene's; 13969 River Road
Luling, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monroe Farmers Market
(318) 282-1410
1212 Washington Street
Monroe, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Monday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Ouachita

Red Stick Farmers' Market II
8470 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No

Crescent City Farmers Market II
(504) 861-5898
200 Broadway Ave.
New Orleans, LA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.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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