Locally Grown Produce Merrimack NH

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 Merrimack, NH that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Amherst Farmers Market
(603) 249-9809
Amherst Village Green
Amherst, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Milford Farmers Market
(603) 673-5792
Granite Town Plaza; Tractor Supply parking lot, Elm St.
Milford, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Late June-Early October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Farmers Market Association of Nashua
(603) 878-3437
48 West Hollis St.; St. Louis de Gonzague Church
Nashua, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Manchester Farmers Market
(603) 698-8101, (603) 205-1684
Pine St. & Concord St. intersection
Manchester, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
October-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Boston Farmers Market
(603) 487-2480
Town Common at the gazebo, Rt. 13
New Boston, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Bedford Farmers Market
(603) 435-6410
Wallace Rd; Benedictine Park
Bedford, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Nashua School Street Farmers Market
(603) 883-5700
School Street parking lot
Nashua, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-October 30 Friday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Main Street Bridge Farmers Market
(603) 883-5700
53-75 Main St.
Nashua, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Newfound Farmers Market
(603) 934-8146
Dedication Park, Lake St. Bristol
Newfound, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-October 31 Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Pelham Farmers Market
(978) 500-0023
St. Patrick Parish; 12 Main St
Pelham, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 1-August 31 Monday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 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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