Locally Grown Produce Wichita KS

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 Wichita, KS that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Old Town Farmers Market I
(316) 992-9413
1st Street & Mosley
Wichita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 10 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
County
Sedwick

Kansas Grown Farmers Market I
(316) 264-2139
21st & Ridge
Witchita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 27-October 28 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Sedgwick

Kansas Grown Farmers Market II
(316) 264-2139
8141 East 21st
Witchita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 27-October 28 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Sedgwick

Central Park Farmers Market
(316) 992-0413
Central Park
Andover, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 3-August 26 Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Butler

Garden City Farmers Market
(620) 272-3670
1210 Fleming St.; Westlake and Aaron's Parking Lot
Garden City, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-September 26 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
County
Finney

Old Town Farmers Market II
(316) 992-9413
200 W. Santa Fe.; Corner of Poplar and Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 10 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Sell out
County
Sedwick

Delano Community Farmers Market
(316) 942-7075
200 S. Walnut; The Senior Center
Delano, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Sedwick

Derby Farmers Market
(620) 782-3125
800 N. Baltimore
Derby, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Old Town Farmers Market II
(316) 992-9413
200 W. Santa Fe.; Corner of Poplar and Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 10 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Sell out
County
Sedwick

Abilene Farmers Market
(785) 263-2953
East 1st & Buckeye St.; Parking lot
Abilene, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 3-October 7 Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Dickinson

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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