Root Vegetables Laramie WY

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ACRES Student Farm
(435) 851-2176
Laramie, WY
Membership Organizations
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Whole Earth Grainery
(307) 745-4268?
111 E Ivinson Ave
Laramie, WY
 
Dubois Farmers Market
(307) 455-2182
1St Street St. Thomas Episcopal Church Community Room #9
Dubois, WY
Hours
07/11/2010-09/2010 Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

WASHAKIE COUNTY FARMER'S MARKET
9Th And Big Horn Ave
Worland, WY
Hours
07/10/10-9/25/10 Saturday, 8:330 Am - 11:00 Am.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Powell Farmers Market
(307) 254-2646
Road 14A, West Side Of Town, Pamida Parking Lot
Powell, WY
Hours
07/12/2010-10/2010 Monday, 4:30 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Centennial Arts and Farmers Market
(307) 742-5756
Between Mountain View Hotel and Trading Post on Hwy.130
Centennial, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-mid September Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Casper Farmers Market
(307) 235-9400
2001 Fairgrounds Rd.
Casper, WY
Hours
07/31/2010-09/25/2010 Saturday, 7:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Jackalope Square Farmers Market
(307) 358-3108
130 S. 3Rd
Douglas, WY
Hours
08/28/10-10/02/10 Saturday, 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Wheatland Farmers' Market
(307) 322-4232
711 9Th Street
Wheatland, WY
Hours
08/07/2010-09/11/2010 Saturday, 8:30 Am - 12:01 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 12 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

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Buried Treasures

Affordable, readily available and packed with nutrients and fiber, root vegetables
are enjoying a renaissance among health-conscious consumers in a down economy.

By Patrick Dougherty

October 2009

We humans have always been good at figuring out how to stay alive when times were tough. Many ancient cultures found salvation in hard times by cultivating tuberous roots, which helped save them from famine and sustained them during colder months. Some 4,000 years ago, root vegetables were important currency for travelers of the Silk Road (a trade route connecting Asia with the Mediterranean, northeast Africa and Europe), and were critical staples in areas where rice cultivation was impossible, according to Laura Kelley, author of the newly published The Silk Road Gourmet (I Universe).

But root vegetables are more than just sustenance. As the “storage bin” for a plant’s nutrients, they are health-promoting powerhouses. “Although each root vegetable has its own nutritional makeup, as a group they are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, potassium and antioxidants,” says Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, a nutrition clinic coordinator at Bastyr University Center for Natural Health in Seattle. “In fact, potatoes are among the highest in potassium of any fruit or vegetable commonly eaten in this country, while orange root vegetables are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.”

Throw in a surprisingly vibrant range of colors, oft-discarded greens with nutrition and taste to rival the roots and nearly limitless culinary uses, and it becomes clear that each of these root vegetables is a buried treasure waiting to be unearthed and enjoyed.

CARROTS
Sweet and crisp, carrots contain some of the highest levels of beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A) available in a single food source. Also loaded with vitamin C and potassium, carrots offer their highest nutritional value when lightly cooked because the outer fiber breaks down to enable easier nutrient absorption.

Kitchen Notes: With the highest levels of beta-carotene and minerals located just under the skin’s surface, unpeeled carrots will yield the most nutrition. Store them away from apples and pears, which release gases that can cause carrots to become bitter.

Varieties: Carrot varieties literally range from A to Z (Akaroa Long Red to Zino). While we’re most familiar with bright orange carrots, wild carrots feature colors from pale tan to deep purple.

BEETS
This colorful root contains the highest sugar content of all vegetables and is packed with vitamins A, B and C, along with potassium and a spectrum of other minerals. Beets are also considered blood cleansers and builders.

Kitchen Notes: Boiling cause nutrient loss, so steam beets in their skins. Raw beets have a crunchy texture that becomes soft and buttery when they are cooked. Beet greens are often discarded, but they too contain abundant nutrients and rich flavor.

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