Locally Grown Produce Narragansett RI

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 Narragansett, RI that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Fisherman's Memorial Park Farmers Market
(401) 222-2781
Fisherman's Memorial State Park; 1011 Point Judith Road
Narragansett, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-October 25 Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

University of Rhode Island Farmers’ Market
Keaney Sports Complex Parking Lot; Keaney Rd. and Rt. 138
South Kingstown, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 24 Saturday 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m

Coastal Growers Farmers Market
Casey Farm - 2325 Boston Neck Rd.
Saunderstown, RI
 
Aquidneck Growers Saturday
(401) 848-0099
909 Newport Vineyards and Winery; 909 East Main Rd.,
Middletown, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-October 24 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Richmond Farmers’ Market
Richmond Town Hall; 5 Richmond Townhouse Rd.,
Richmond, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-October 31 Saturday 9:00 a.m.– 12 noon

Marina Park Farmers Market
(401) 294-6306
Marina Park; Salt Pond Road
Wakefield, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 5-October 27 Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Coastal Growers Farmers Market
(401) 295-1030
Casey Farm - 2325 Boston Neck Rd.
Saunderstown, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-November 7 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12;00 Noon

University of Rhode Island Farmers Market
Keaney Sports Complex Parking Lot
South Kingstown, RI
 
Aquidneck Grower's Wednesday
(401) 848-0099
Memorial Blvd.; Chapel St.
Newport, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 10-October 28 Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Charlestown Farmers Market
Cross Mills Public Library
Charlestown, RI
 

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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