Locally Grown Produce Parker CO

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 Parker, CO that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Parker Farmers Market
(303) 621-8081
Downtown Parker; 1.5 blocks east of Parker Road on Main Street at the Mains
Parker, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Douglas

Parkerfest
(303) 520-5409
Victoria Drive & Victorian
Parker, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lonetree Farmers Market
(303) 621-8081
9535 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday,9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Douglas

Plum Creek Valley Farmers Market
(720) 733-6951
2Nd Street Between Perry &Amp; Wilcox
Castle Rock, CO
Hours
July 11-October 10 Saturday, 8:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Highlands Ranch Farmers Market
(303) 659-2785
Highlands Ranch Town Center Square; 9288 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO
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.-2:00 p.m.

Parker Farmers Market
Downtown Parker
Parker, CO
Hours
May-October
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Castle Rock Farmers' Market
(720) 733-6951
2Nd St. &Amp; Wilcox St.
Castle Rock, CO
Hours
July 10-October 2 Saturday, 8 Am - 12 Pm.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Highlands Ranch Town Center Farmers Market
(303) 659-2785
9288 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Douglas

Plum Creek Valley Farmers Market
(720) 733-6930
2nd Street between Perry & Wilcox
Castle Rock, CO
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.- 12:00 noon
County
Douglas

Aurora Farmers Market
(303) 659-2785
333 Havana Street
Aurora, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County
Adams

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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