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Yorktown Farmers' Market
(757) 877-2933
Riverwalk Landing
Yorktown, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
York

Williamsburg Farmers Market
(757) 259-3768
Merchants Square, Duke of Glocester St.
Williamsburg, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-August Tuesday,3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
James City

Newport News Farmers Market
(757) 247-2351
2801 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January- Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Winter) Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Winter)
County
Newport News

Batten Bay Farm
(757) 238-3334
Carrollton, VA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Pampatike Organic Farm
(804) 769-2495
2178 Acquinton Church Road
King William, VA

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The Gardener's Workshop
(757) 877-7159
Newport News, VA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Surry Farmers Market
(757) 294-5212
Courthouse Square
Surry, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Surry

Olde Town Curb Market
(757) 357-3502
Historic Smithfield
Smithfield, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-August Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Isle of Wight

Mathews Farmers Market
(804) 725-7196
Old Courthouse Green, Court Street
Mathews, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday
County
Mathews

Farmer Girls: Farmers Online Market
(540) 272-7839
7134 B Lineweaver Road
Warrenton, VA

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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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