Vegetarian Food Barre VT

Local resource for vegetarian food in Barre. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to health food stores and farmer’s markets, as well as advice and content on proper diet and nutrition.

Montpelier Capital City Farmers Market
685-4360
60 State St. downtown
Montpelier, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
December-April Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month)
County
Washington

Adamant Farmers Market
456-7054
Front of the Adamant Co-Op
Adamant, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
First week of June-First week of September Friday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Washington

Washington Farmers Market
883-2269
Rte 110 Washington Village at the Town Office Parking Lot
Washington, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid-June-Late-September Fridays, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Chelsea Farmers Market
(802) 685-3056
North Common
Chelsea, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 20-October 7 Wednesday, 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM
County
Orange

Randolph Farmers Market
(802) 728-9123
Route 66, next to OSSU building
Randolph, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
County
Orange

Barre Granite City Farmers Market
223-1703
City Central Park
Montpelier, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 27-October 14 Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Washington

Plainfield Farmers Market
563-2280
Mill St. Park, corner of Mill St. & Main St.
Plainfield, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Washington

Groton Growers Market
584-3595
Rte 302
Gorton, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-September 19 Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
County
Caledonia

Waterbury Farmers Market
279-4371
Rusty Parker Park, S. Main St.
Waterbury, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 28-October Thursday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
County
Washington

St. Johnsbury Caledonia Farmers Market
592-3088
On the Green
Barnet, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-October 24 Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Caledonia

The Pros of Meatless Protein

Cutting back on animal products doesn’t mean eliminating all your essential amino acids.
Non-meat sources of protein abound, and more and more health experts say
that you can’t go wrong with a diet built around vegetarian cuisine.

By Susan Weiner

November/December 2005

Whether you’re in the throes of holiday cooking and envision out of the ordinary fare or just want to try your hand at a vegetarian meal, you can rest assured that meat-free dishes are anything but protein-free. So-called “peasant foods” like rice and beans, polenta, vegetable stir-fries and hummus are proof that cultures around the globe have thrived for centuries on plant and grain-based diets. In fact, it’s easier than you think to get all the protein you’ll ever need without eating meat.

Just ask anyone from countries such as Italy, Greece and Turkey, since the Mediterranean Diet is considered the gold standard when it comes to eating right. The customary diet boasts high daily intake of olive oil, fruits, vegetables, pasta, breads, cereals, grains, nuts and seeds, and moderate intake of wine, cheese and yogurt. Fish and poultry are consumed weekly, while eggs and red meats are eaten in small quantities only a few times a month. It turns out that residents of the Mediterranean region have the lowest rates of chronic disease in the world and the highest adult life expectancy, despite limited medical services.

In stark contrast, dietary staples in the U.S. include hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, barbeque and eggs, while prevailing “vegetables” are potatoes, corn and ketchup. Just take a look at any restaurant menu, cookbook, supermarket flyer or fast food sign; each contends that the centerpiece of your plate should be a large serving of meat, chicken or fish.

“Why I Went Vegetarian”:
Two Perspectives

Harold Brown, a fifth generation beef farmer, ditched his meat-based diet—and walked away from the family business—due to health concerns that included high cholesterol. Brown also cites the decline of traditional farming communities and the explosive growth of factory farms where thousands of animals are confined as compromising both animal health and meat quality. “Most cattle that come out of a feedlot and go to slaughter are just days and weeks away from dying because of liver tumors,” says Brown. Ironically, “that’s because cows can’t convert corn and wheat into protein for digestion.”

Today, Brown is in excellent health with a blood workup any person would envy. His newfound protein sources are whole grains and vegetables, along with tofu, tempeh, seitan and soy-based meat and chicken substitutes, complete protein foods that provide all the essential amino acids in one meal. This holiday season, Brown and his wife Linda have several high-protein, meat-free dishes on the menu, including basted and baked chicken-style wheat meat smothered in gravy, stuffing and tofu skins, riblets simmered in barbeque sauce served on organic whole-g...

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