Vegetarian Food Palmer AK

Local resource for vegetarian food in Palmer. 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.

Anchorage Farmers Market
(907) 746-1087
1420 Cordova Street; Corner of Cordova & 15th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Borough

South Anchorage Farmers Market II
(907) 354-5833
Behind Dimond Mall, in front of Dimond Hotel; Old Seward Hwy Mall entrance
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Anchorage Downtown Market & Festival
(907) 272-5634
3rd Avenue; Between C & E Streets
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

South Anchorage Farmers Market I
(907) 354-5833
Subway Sports Centre/Cellular One Sports Centre; Corner of Old Seward & O'M
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Wasilla Farmers Market
(907) 376-5679
Behind Wasilla Public Library
Wasilla, AK
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Palmer Friday Fling
(907) 746-6245
Pavillion across from Visitor's Center
Palmer, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-August Friday, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. (except July 3)
County
Matanuska Susitna

Anchorage Farmers Market
(907) 746-1087
1420 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Copper Valley Community Market
(907) 259-5898
MM 101 Richardson Hwy Loop Road; Between the Post Office & the Copper Cente
Copper Valley, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Every other Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Wasilla Farmers Market
(907) 376-5679
Behind Wasilla Public Library
Wasilla, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Matanuska Susitna

Safeway
(907) 745-7506
535 W. Evergreen
Palmer, AK
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,Coinmaster
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours
Pharmacy #
(907) 746-2661
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM

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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