Locally Grown Produce Minnetonka MN

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 Minnetonka, MN that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Hopkins Farmers Market
(952) 922-7703
16 9th Avenue, South
Hopkin, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Jackson County Farmers Market I
(785) 966-2127
Between 4th & 5th Streets; On the east side of the Jackson County Courthous
Holton, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 18-October 31 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
County
Jackson

The Kingfield Farmers Market
(612) 823-5980
43rd St. & Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
County
Anoka

Midtown Public Market
(612) 724-7457
Lake St. & Hiawatha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-October Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Anoka

Burnsville Farmers Market II
(651) 227-8101
3333 Cliff Rd., Mary Mother of the Church
Burnsville, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursdaym, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Excelsior Farmers Market
(952) 474-5330
16 9th Avenue, South
Excelsior, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Hennepin

Minneapolis Farmers Market
(612) 333-1737
I-94, Exit 230 East
Minneapolis, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Daily, 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Anoka

Richfield Farmers Market
6400 Portland Ave., Veteran's Park
Richfield, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Hennepin

Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market
(612) 788-0950
University & 7th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Anoka

Maple Grove Farmers Market
(763) 494-5955
Maple Grove Community Center Parking Lot
Maple Grove, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Hennepin

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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