Locally Grown Produce Summit NJ

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 Summit, NJ that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Summit Farmers Market
(908) 277-6100
DeForest Ave., Between Summit & Maple Street
Summit, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 22-November 23 Sunday, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
County
Union

New Providence Farmers Market
(908) 598-2532
Elkwood & Academy Borough Hall parkiing lot
New Providence, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 18-October 29 Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Union

Springfield Farmers Market
(973) 912-2201
Ruby Field, Caldwell Place
Springfield, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September 8-October 27 Monday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Union

Madison Farmers Market
(973) 593-8496
Bayley Ellard High School Parking Lot
Madison, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Morris

Livingston Farmers Market
(973) 992-8080
45 South Livingston Ave.; Across from Fire House Commons-rear parking lot
Livingston, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 30 Thursday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Essex

Westfield Farmers Market
(908) 233-3021
NJ Transit Railroad Station South Ave. parking lot
Westfield, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 5-November 1 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Union

Chatham Farmers Market
(973) 635-9388 ext. 588
Chatham Train Station (South Plaza); off Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Morris

Millburn Farmers Market
(973) 379-2341
Main & Essex St., Municipal parking lot
Millburn, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17-October 28 Tuesday, 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
County
Essex

Main Street South Orange Farmers Market
17 Sloan Street
South Orange, NJ
 
Maplewood Farmers Market
(973) 763-6011
Springfield Ave. at Indiana St.; Municipal Street parking lot
Maplewood, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 30-October 27 Monday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Essex

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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