Locally Grown Produce Pawtucket 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 Pawtucket, RI that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Pawtucket Summertime Farmers' Market
(401) 863-3343
Broadway & Exchange Street; Just south of I-95, exit 29
Pawtucket, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Whole FoodsWaterman Farmers Market
261 Waterman St.
Providence, RI
 
Captial Hill Farmers Market
(401) 222-2781
RI Dept of Administration lawn; Capital Hill and Smith Streets
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 23-September 24 Thurdsay, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Blackstone River State Park Farmers Market
(401) 222-2781
Visitor Center - Route 295 North
Lincoln, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 14-October 27 Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Providence/Broad St. Farmers' Market
(406) 273-9419
807 Broad St.; Algonquin House
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Downtown Providence Farmers' Market
(401) 863-3449
Kennedy Plaza and Burnside Park; Kennedy Plaza & Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 30 Friday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brown University Farmers Market
(401) 863-3343
Wriston Quad; Thayer St. and George St.
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September 9-November 11 Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Armory Park Farmers Market
(401) 831-3771
Cranston Armory - Parade and Hudson Street
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-October 29 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hope St. Farmers Market
Lippitt Park, Hope St. And Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI
 
Wickendon Street Farmers Market
(401) 635-4274
Brook Street and Alves Way
Providence, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 16-October 27 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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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