Locally Grown Produce Wausau WI

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 Wausau, WI that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

River District Marketplace
(715) 843-0748
Wausau, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Marathon

Village of Weston Farmers Market
5500 Schofield Avenue
Weston, WI
Hours
05/08/10-11/13/10 Saturday, 7:00 Am - 3:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Tomahawk Farmers Market
(715) 536-0311
Tomahawk, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Licoln

Rusk County Farmers Market
Us Highway 8 &Amp; W. 4Th Street
Ladysmith, WI
Hours
06/12/10-12/04/10 Wednesday, 12:00 Pm - 05:00 Pm. Saturday, 08:30 Am - 12:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 17 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Whitewater Farmers Market
(262) 473-3221
West Main St.
Whitewater, WI
Hours
5/15/2010-11/6/2010
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 24 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Village of Weston Farmers Market
(715) 241-2608
5500 Schofield Avenue
Weston, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - until sold out
County
Marathon

Mosinee Farmers Market
(715) 693-4330
Mosinee, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12 noon
County
Marathon

Tomahawk Farmers Market
(715) 536-0311
Tomahawk, WI
Hours
June-October Thursday, 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Wood County Farmers Market - Wisconsin Rapids
(715) 421-3500
Rapids Mall; J.C. Penney parking lot
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 21-October 31 Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Wood

Mayville Downtown Green Market
(920) 387-1167
Downtown Main Street
Mayville, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Dodge

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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