Local Produce Rock Springs WY

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

Rock Springs Farmers Market
(307) 362-3771
North Front Street, Depot Park
Rock Springs, WY
Hours
07/09/2010-08/27/2010 Thursday, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Green River Farmers Market
(307) 872-0562
Centennial Park – off Flaming Gorge Way
Green River, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 24-August 26 Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Casper Farmers Market
(307) 235-9400
2001 Fairgrounds Rd.; Agriculture Resource & Learning Center
Casper, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August 1-September 26 Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Greybull Farmers Market
(307) 568-2015
Pamida North 6Th Street
Greybull, WY
Hours
07/16/2010-09/24/2010 Friday, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Star Valley Farmers Market
(307) 883-7070
Haderlie Farms; Highway 58 N of Thayne
Thayne, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-September 24 Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Rock Springs Farmers Market
(307) 362-3771
Bunning Park, J Street; Evans Street
Rock Springs, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-August 27 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Green River Farmers Market
(307) 872-0562
N 1St Street E, Downtown In Front Of Tomahawk Bldg
Green River, WY
Hours
07/07/2010-08/25/2010 Wednesday, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Dubois Farmers' Market
(307) 455-2182
St. Thomas Episcopal Church; #9 S. First Street
Dubois, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 19-September Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Jackalope Square Farmers' Market
(307) 358-3108
Jackalope Square, Downtown
Douglas, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August 22-September 26 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon Farmers’ Market
(307) 532-2436
Goshen Co. Extension Parking Lot, 4516 US Hwy 26/85; *July 30th at the fair
Torrington, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 16-October 29 Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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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