Vegetarian Food Rock Springs WY

Local resource for vegetarian food in Rock Springs. 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.

Rock Springs Farmers Market
(307) 362-3771
Bunning Park, J Street; Evans Street
Rock Springs, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-August 27 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Green River Farmers Market
(307) 872-0562
Centennial Park – off Flaming Gorge Way
Green River, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 24-August 26 Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wyoming Fresh Market
(307) 637-8048
N. Yellowstone Road; next to Sutherlands
Cheyenne, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 9-October 13 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dubois Farmers' Market
(307) 455-2182
St. Thomas Episcopal Church; #9 S. First Street
Dubois, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 19-September Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Ranchester Farmers Market
(307) 655-9419
Community Center
Ranchester, WY
Hours
08/12/2010-09/22/2010 Friday, 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Rock Springs Farmers Market
(307) 362-3771
North Front Street, Depot Park
Rock Springs, WY
Hours
07/09/2010-08/27/2010 Thursday, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Green River Farmers Market
(307) 872-0562
N 1St Street E, Downtown In Front Of Tomahawk Bldg
Green River, WY
Hours
07/07/2010-08/25/2010 Wednesday, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Sheridan Farmers Market
(307) 672-8881
Whitney Commons; 320 W. Alger Street
Sheridan, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 23-September 17 Thursday, 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Jackalope Square Farmers Market
(307) 358-3108
130 S. 3Rd
Douglas, WY
Hours
08/28/10-10/02/10 Saturday, 9:00 Am - 12:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Centennial Arts and Farmers Market
(307) 742-5756
Between Mountain View Hotel and Trading Post on Hwy.130
Centennial, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-mid September Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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