Locally Grown Produce Rocky Mount NC

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 Rocky Mount, NC that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Rocky Mount Farmers Market
(252) 407-7920
1006 Peachtree Street
Rocky Mount, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Nash

Tarboro-Edgecombe Farmers Market
507 Albemarle Avenue
Tarboro, NC
Hours
05/15/2010-10/31/2010 Tuesday, 7:00 Am - 10:00 Am. Friday, 7:00 Am - 10:00 Am. Saturday, 8:00 Am - 11:00 Am.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 6 Vendors.
Other
Organic: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Riverfront Farmers Market
(910) 520-6875
Located 00-100 block of N. Water Street along the Cape Fear River; Historic
Wilmington, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 21-December22 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
New Hanover

Person County Community Market
(336) 599-4182
Depot Station-211 N. Main Street
Roxboro, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Person

Reidsville Downtown Farmers Market
(336) 349-1045
230 W. Morehead Street; Located 100 block of Settle Street parking lot
Reidsville, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
County
Rockingham

Rocky Mount Farmers Market
(252) 407-7920
1006 Peachtree St.
Rocky Mount, NC
Hours
04/03/2010-11/20/2010
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 30 Vendors.
Other
Organic: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Tarboro Edgecombe Farmers Market
(252) 641-7819
corner or Albemarle Avenue & Church Street
Tarboro, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday & Friday, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Edgecombe

Pittsboro Farmers Market
(919) 542-8202
Chatham County Fairgrounds; on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. off Hwy 64
Pittsboro, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Chatham

WNC (Asheville) Farmers Market
(828) 253-1691
570 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC
Hours
Daily (Summer), 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Tarboro-Edgecombe Farmers Market
507 Albemarle Avenue
Tarboro, NC
Hours
05/15/2010-10/31/2010 Tuesday, 7:00 Am - 10:00 Am. Friday, 7:00 Am - 10:00 Am. Saturday, 8:00 Am - 11:00 Am.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 6 Vendors.
Other
Organic: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

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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