Vegetarian Food Brattleboro VT

Local resource for vegetarian food in Brattleboro. 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.

Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market
(802) 254-8885
Coop Plaza; Rte 9 past Creamery Covered Bridge
Brattleboro, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday,10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Windham

Bernardston Farmers Market
(413) 648-0056
Bernardston United Church Parkling Lot
Bernardston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-October 13 Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Franklin

Townshend Common Farmers Market
(802) 869-2141
Intersection of Rt 30 of Rt 35
Townshend, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 4-October 15 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on Thursday, July 31st
County
Windham

Turners Falls/Great Falls Farmers Market
(413) 774-6719
Next to Great Falls Discovery Center at 2nd street and Ave. A, Turners Fall
Turners Falls, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 6-October 28 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

Warwick Farmers Market
(978) 544-5553
Town Common
Warwick, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-October 3 Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
County
Franklin

Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market
869-2141
The River Garden, 153 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
January-March Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (alternate weeks)
County
Windham

Northfield Farmers Market
(413) 498-2921
Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main Street; South Mountain Road, off Ro
Northfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 28-October 7 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

Greenfield Farmers Market
(413) 625-9907
Court Square, road next to Common & Town Hall; 32 High St.
Greenfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Franklin

The Farmers Market of Keene
(603) 446-9474
Commercial parking lot off Gilbo Ave.
Keene, NH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Brattleboro Food Co-op
(802) 257-0236
2 Main St / Brookside Plaza
Brattleboro, VT
 

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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