Local Produce Brattleboro VT

Local resource for local produce in Brattleboro. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fruits, vegetables, farms and gardening, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market
(802) 254-8885
Coop Plaza; Rte 9 past Creamery Covered Bridge
Brattleboro, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday,10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Windham

Bernardston Farmers Market
(413) 648-0056
Bernardston United Church Parkling Lot
Bernardston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-October 13 Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Franklin

Townshend Common Farmers Market
(802) 869-2141
Intersection of Rt 30 of Rt 35
Townshend, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 4-October 15 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on Thursday, July 31st
County
Windham

Greenfield Farmers Market
(413) 625-9907
Court Square, road next to Common & Town Hall; 32 High St.
Greenfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Franklin

Warwick Farmers Market
(978) 544-5553
Town Common
Warwick, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-October 3 Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
County
Franklin

Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market
869-2141
The River Garden, 153 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
January-March Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (alternate weeks)
County
Windham

Northfield Farmers Market
(413) 498-2921
Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main Street; South Mountain Road, off Ro
Northfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 28-October 7 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

Turners Falls/Great Falls Farmers Market
(413) 774-6719
Next to Great Falls Discovery Center at 2nd street and Ave. A, Turners Fall
Turners Falls, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 6-October 28 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

The Farmers Market of Keene
(603) 446-9474
Commercial parking lot off Gilbo Ave.
Keene, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Pricechopper
(802) 254-3424
499 Canal Street
Brattleboro, VT
 

Superfruits from around the World

Back before our taste buds were trashed by an excess of refined sugar,
fresh fruit was the dessert of choice. Today the news about fruit’s health
benefits is very sweet—and the best selections come from all over the planet.

July/August 2007

What’s tasty, healthy and hot, hot, hot? It’s the ongoing trend towards superfruits—nutrient-rich treasures that lend themselves to usage in an ever-expanding array of juices and supplements. Sales of such exotic items as goji, noni and mangosteen (in addition to more familiar produce such as blueberries and grapes) continue to grow as more and more people become familiar with their stellar antioxidant and other disease-fighting qualities. These plant versions of Superman now come from practically every continent except Antarctica, in addition to the myriad islands that dot the South Pacific seas; here Energy Times provides a quick introduction to the most notable of the lot.

Black Cherry: Wild and Wonderful

Where It’s From: Eastern North America
Traditional Usages: Jams and pies (the wood being prized for furniture-making); as a therapy for gout and respiratory disorders, and as a stomach tonic
Modern Research Shows: The cherry’s antioxidants appear to inhibit an enzyme called xanthine oxidase, a major source of harmful free radicals; additional phytonutrients and natural anti-inflammatory compounds are believed to relieve symptoms of gout and other inflammatory arthritis conditions

Pomegranate: A Vitamin C Powerhouse

Where It’s From: The area now known as Iran, from where it spread to the Mediterranean; now also grown in California and Arizona, as well as tropical Africa, Malaysia and parts of Southeast Asia
Traditional Usages: As a refreshing drink and flavoring agent (it was the original basis for grenadine)
Modern Research Shows: Chock full of vitamin C and powerful phytonutrients, this multi-seeded fruit has shown an ability to slow cancer growth in the lab; also being studied for protective effects on the brain and heart, and for its antimicrobial properties

Blueberry: The Ultimate Brain Food

Where It’s From: North America; now grown also in Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America
Traditional Usages: Jams, jellies, and baked goods; leaf tea long used to treat diabetes and urinary tract infections
Modern Research Shows: Having blueberries on the brain is a bright idea—these fruits have helped senior rats keep their mental edge and counteracted the kind of damage seen after strokes; other studies also suggest anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering benefits

Cranberry: A Bladder’s Best Friend

Where It’s From: Acidic bogs throughout the Northern Hemi­sphere; commercially grown in Canada and the northern United States
Traditional Usages: Kidney stone elimination and as a blood purifier
Modern Research Shows: Keeps bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract, allowing it to help prevent bladder infections; may also interfere with infective agen...

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