Locally Grown Produce Lewiston ME

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 Lewiston, ME that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Greater Androscoggin Farmers' and Artisans' Market - St. Marys Hospital
Lafayette And Campus Streets
Lewiston, ME
 
Auburn Mall Farmers Market
(207) 786-2977
On Turner Street behind the mall.
Auburn, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday & Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
County
Androscoggin

Bowdoinham Farmers' Market
666-5531
27 Main St; Merrymeeting Grange
Bowdoinham, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-November Friday, Saturday
County
Sagadahoc

Brunswick Farmers' Market
(207) 966-2363
On the mall below the gazebo on Main Street.
Brunswick, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday, Friday
County
Cumberland

Fox School Farmers' Market
(207) 674-5903
10 Market Square; Route 117 east out of South Paris
South Paris, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday
County
Oxford

Lewiston Farmers Market
777-5134
Kennedy Park; Corner of Bates and Pine Streets
Lewiston, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday
County
Androscoggin

Poland Farmers Market
1385 Maine St.
Poland, ME
 
Crystal Springs Farmers' Market
(207) 846-4319
Pleasant Hill Rd; 1 mile from Main St.
Brunswick, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday
County
Cumberland

Winthrop Farmers' Market
(207) 215-7183
Winthrop, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Saturday
County
Kennebec

Cumberland Farmers Market I
(207) 865-4019
Cumberland Center at Greely High School; Main Street
Cumberland Center, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday
County
Cumberland

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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