Locally Grown Produce Orland Park IL

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 Orland Park, IL that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Village of Orland Park Farmers Market
(708) 403-6145
Village Center Complex; 14700 S. Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Cook

Palos Park Women's Club Farmers Market
(708) 448-5580
123rd & 88th Ave.; 12312 88th Avenue
Palos Park, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
County
Cook

Palos Heights Farmers Market
(708) 361-1800
Tiffany Square Shopping Center, 119th & Harlem Ave; 7607 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Cook

Frankfort Country Farmers Market
Downtown at Breidert Green Oak & Kansas St.; P.O. Box 1562
Frankfort, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Sunday, 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
County
Will

Joliet City Center Farmers Market
(815) 774-6066
Van Buren and Chicago Streets; 116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 101
Joliet, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Friday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Will

Mokena French Market
(630) 367-4569
Southeast corner of Wolf Rd. & Front St.
Mokena, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Will

Tinley Park Farmers Market
(708) 532-9260
Metra Station 173rd & Oak Park Ave.; 17116 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Cook

Country Club Hills Farmers Market
(708) 798-2616
4100 W. 183rd St.; 4100 183rd St.
Country Club Hills, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Cook

Oak Lawn Farmers Market
(708) 499-7738
North Parking Lot of Villiage Hall; 9446 S. Raymond Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Cook

Homewood's Farmers Market
(708) 206-3375
17951 Dixie Highway (St. Joseph's parking lot); 2020 Chestnut Road
Homewood, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Cook

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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