Locally Grown Produce North Little Rock AR

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 North Little Rock, AR that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Certified Arkansas Farmers Market Argenta
520 Main St.
North Little Rock, AR
 
Arkansas Home Grown Market I
Corner of Cantrell and Pleasant Valley; 2nd Presbyterian Church
Little Rock, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday
County
Pulaski

Arkansas Home Grown Market II
Lakewood Village Mall
Little Rock, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday
County
Pulaski

Paragould Farmers Market
100 4th Ave. Downtown
Paragould, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Greene

Siloam Springs Farmers Market
Twin Springs Park, Downtown
Siloam Springs, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Benton

Little Rock River Market
River Market
Little Rock, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Pulaski

Arkansas Home Grown Market III
YMCA - 12th & Cleveland
Little Rock, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday
County
Pulaski

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks Farmers Market
4703 N Crossover Rd. Fayetteville Ar 72764
Fayetteville, AR
 
Brunwick Place Farmers Market
115 North 10th Street; Brunwick Place
Fort Smith, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October
County
Sebastian

Clark County Farmers Market
First Methodist Church parking lot
Arkadelphia, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Clark

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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