Locally Grown Produce South Portland ME

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 South Portland, ME that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Portland Farmers Market II
(207) 883-5750
Deering Oaks Park
Portland, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday
County
Cumberland

Cumberland Farmers Market II
(207) 865-4019
Falmouth at the Shops; Main Street
Falmouth, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday
County
Cumberland

Cumberland Farmers Market I
(207) 865-4019
Cumberland Center at Greely High School; Main Street
Cumberland Center, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday
County
Cumberland

Lakes Region Farmers Market
(207) 926-5860
709 Roosevelt Trail; Manchester School (Route 302, near the firestation)
Windham, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday
County
Cumberland

Naples Farmers Market
452-2772
Naples Village Green, Off Route 302
Naples, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Thursday, 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
County
Cumberland

Portland Farmers Market I
(207) 883-5750
Monument Square (Wednesday)
Portland, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Wednesday, 7:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
County
Cumberland

Gorham Farmers's Market
(207) 222-1635
270 Main Street
Gorham, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Tuesday
County
Cumberland

Saco Farmers & Artisans Market
(207) 929-5318
Saco Valley Shopping Center; Just off Spring Street (Route Five) and U.S.Ro
Saco, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
York

Belgrade Lakes Farmers' Market
(207) 465-7058
Across from the Village Inn in Belgrade Lakes Village
Belgrade, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Sunday
County
Kennebec

Damariscotta Area Farmers Market
(207) 549-5112
Assembly of God Church; Corner of Business Route 1 & Belvedere Rd.
Damariscotta, ME
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Monday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon

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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