Locally Grown Produce Rio Rancho NM

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 Rio Rancho, NM that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Bernalillo Farmers Market
Camino Del Pueblo, One Blk South Of Us 550
Bernalillo, NM
 
Albuquerque-Nob Hill Growers Market
(505) 869-3553
Morningside Park, 229 Morningside Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Bernalillo

South Valley Growers Association
(505) 877-4044
Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church
Albuquerque, NM
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.-12:00 noon
County
Bernalillo

Albuquerque Growers' Market
(505) 869-2369
7605 Central Ave. NE, Caravan East parking lot
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday & Tuesday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Bernalillo

Corrales Growers' Market
(505) 898-6336
Recreaction Center, 500 Jones Rd.
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Bernalillo

Bernalillo Farmers Market
(505) 867-9054
282 Camino del Pueblo, one blk South of US 550
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Friday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Bernalillo

Albuquerque Downtown Market
(505) 243-2230
8th & Central at Robinson Park
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Bernalillo

Los Ranchos Growers Market
(505) 890-2799 or (505) 890-3968
City Hall, 6718 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-April Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 non
County
Bernalillo

San Felipe Farmers Market
(505) 321-8189
San Felipe Casino Grounds, off I-25
San Felipe, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Sandoval

Cedar Crest Farmers and Arts Market
(505) 514-6981
12127 North Hwy. 14, Cedar Crest Center; Cedar Crest Center
Cedar Crest, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Bernalillo

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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