Locally Grown Produce Phenix City AL

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 Phenix City, AL that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Russell County Farmers Market
(334) 298-6845
1700 14th Street; At Central Activity Center
Phenix City, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17- Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Russell

Columbus State Farmers Market
(706) 649-7448
318 10Th Ave.
Columbus, GA
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Mt. Laurel Farmers Market
(205) 408-8696
5 Mt. Laurel Avenue
Birmingham, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6- Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Shelby

Washington County Farmers Market
(251) 847-2295
Corner Of Central St. &Amp; Pelham Ave.
Chatom, AL
Hours
June 9- Tuesday, 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Brewton Farmers Market
(251) 867-2669
Between Mildred & Lee Streets; SE of Hickory Street
Brewton, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June- Tuesday & Friday, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Escambia

Columbus State Farmers Market
(706) 649-7448
318 10th Ave.
Columbus, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily
County
Muscogee

Colbert County Farmers Market
(256) 386-8570
South Raleigh Avenue
Sheffield, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6- Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- until
County
Colbert

Hartselle Farmers Market
(256) 773-2549
Sparkman Street SW
Hartselle, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May- Monday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Morgan

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market
(205) 758-7267
Intersection of Jack Warner Pkwy & Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-August Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - until Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - until
County
Tuscaloosa

Barbour County Farmers Market
(334) 397-4101
241 Broad Street
Eufaula, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 20- Saturday
County
Barbour

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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