Vegetarian Food Longmont CO

Local resource for vegetarian food in Longmont. 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.

Longmont Farmers' Market
(303) 910-2236
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO
Hours
05/01/2010-10/30/2010 Saturday, 8 Am - 2 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 70 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Longmont Farmers Market
(303) 910-2236
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Longmont, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Boulder

Boulder Farmers Market
(303) 819-7980
29Th Street Mall
Boulder, CO
Hours
June 21-October 25 Sunday, 10 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Ridgway Farmers Market
(970) 835-7600
Across from Ouray County Fairgrounds
Ridgway, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Ouray

The Boulder Market
(702) 272-7467
14th and Arapahoe; Boulder High School west parking lot
Boulder, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September 27- 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Niwot Farmers Market
(303) 652-0919
in front of Niwot Market; 7980 Niwot Road
Niwot, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Boulder

Estes Valley Farmers Market
(303) 775-9058
Estes Park Fairgrounds; 1209 Manford Avenue
Estes Park, CO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Larimer

Erie Farmers' Market
(303) 499-2494
Briggs &Amp; Moffat
Erie, CO
Hours
May 15-October 16 Saturday, 8 Am - 1 Pm.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Boulder Farmers' Market
(303) 910-2236
1708 13Th Street
Boulder, CO
Hours
April 3, 2010-November 6, 2010 Wednesday, 4 Pm - 8 Pm. Saturday, 8 Am - 2 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 104 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Louisville Farmers Market
(303) 902-2451
824 Lafarge Ave.
Louisville, CO
Hours
06/05/2010-10/16/2010 Saturday, 9:00 Am - 2:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 40 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

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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