Root Vegetables Waterville ME

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Freedom Farm
(207) 382-6007
355 Greeley Rd
Freedom, ME

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Betsy's Farm
(207) 649-1843
Winslow, ME
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Clinton Community Farm and Flea Market
(207) 426-9651
Sebasticook River Access Park On Main Street (Rt. 100); across from Galusha
Clinton, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tues, Sat
County
Kennebec

Heritage Hill Farm
(207) 495-8835
Belgrade, ME
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Farmers' Market At Mill Park
(207) 626-2305
1 North Water St.; Old Edwards Mills site
Augusta, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday
County
Kennebec

Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market
680-2055
Waterville, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday
County
Kennebec

Fairfield Farmers Market
(207) 948-5724
81 81 Main Street (Rte 201); Nazarene Church parking lot
Fairfield, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. Saturday, 9:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
County
Somerset

Belgrade Lakes Farmers' Market
(207) 465-7058
Across from the Village Inn in Belgrade Lakes Village
Belgrade, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Sunday
County
Kennebec

Augusta Farmers Market
(207) 549-5112
Turnpike Mall, Western Avenue; At the intersections of Whitten Road and Wes
Augusta, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday & Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Kennebec

Unity Market Day Farmers Market
568-3043 or 948-9005
Unity Community Center; Route 139, School Street
Unity, ME
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
County
Waldo

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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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