Vegetarian Food Newington CT

Local resource for vegetarian food in Newington. 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.

New Britain Farmers Market
109 North Street; The church we always go to in New Britain
New Britain, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

New Britain Farmers Market
109 North Street
New Britain, CT
Hours
July-October Thursday, 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Hartford Regional Market
I-91, Exit 27, 101 Reserve Road
Hartford, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
5:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

Farmers' Market at Billings Forge
(860) 548-9877
563 Broad St.
Hartford, CT
Hours
Thursday, 11 Am - 2 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 13 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

West End Farmers Market
571 Farmington Avenue; United Methodist Church parking lot
Farmington, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Tuesday & Friday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

New Britain/Urban Oaks Farmers Market
225 Oak Street, Urban Oaks Market
New Britain, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
August-October Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

Rocky Hill Farmers Market
Center Street @ Town Hall
Rocky Hill, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Farmers Market at Billings Forge
140 Russ Street
Harford, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 22-October Mondays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

West Hartford Farmers Market
LaSalle Road public parking lot; Across from Post Office
West Hartford, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

West Hartford Farmers Market
(860) 872-1941
Lasalle Road Public Parking Lot
West Hartford, CT
Hours
May-November Tuesday &Amp; Saturday, 9:30 A.M.- 1:30 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
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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