Locally Grown Produce Sparks NV

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 Sparks, NV that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market
(775) 353-2291
Victorian Ave. downtown
Sparks, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
County
Washoe

Reno Booth St. Farmers Market
(775) 746-5024
Booth St. at California Ave.
Reno, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Washoe

Reno Shoppers Square Farmers Market
(775) 746-5024
Shoppers Square Mall; Plumb Lane & Virgina St.
Reno, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
County
Washoe

Reno Tamarack Junction Farmers Market
(775) 746-5024
Tamarack Junction Casino; S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Fridays, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Washoe

Reno Shoppers Square Farmers Market
(775) 746-5024
Shoppers Square Mall; Plumb Lane & Virgina St.
Reno, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
County
Washoe

Sparks Methodist Church Market
(775) 358-0925
1231 Pyramid Way; United Methodist Church
Sparks, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Washoe

Reno West St. Farmers Market
(775) 334-2077
Downtown Reno; West & 1st St.
Reno, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Sundays, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Washoe

Reno Somersett Farmers Market
(775) 323-1405 ext. 118
7650 Town Square Way
Reno, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
County
Washoe

Gardnerville Farmers Market
(775) 782-9828
Lampe Park
Gardenerville, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Douglas

Las Vegas Backyard Farmerts Market
Winchester Cultural Ctr; 3130 S McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Clark

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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