Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Farm Markets

Summer is here and that means a plethora of freh, local produce is available to us in the Hudson Valley.

Fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. Increasing the quantity of produce in your diet is the easiest way to boost your nutrition. These super-foods are calorie sparse, vitamin dense, superior sources of anti-oxidants and packed with essential nutrients. Produce does much more than just contribute healthy nutrients, essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they also help protect you from chronic diseases and they help you heal.  In fact, fresh fruits and veggies boast multiple healing effects, from fighting cancer to reducing cholesterol, guarding against heart disease, aiding in weight loss and so much more. 

There are hundreds of extremely nutritious and tasty options to choose from! So no matter what your preference is, there is always some fruits and veggies that are waiting to tickle your taste buds. Eat these super-healing picks and start feeling pretty super yourself.

Fruit and Veggie 101
Money Saving Tips

1- Create a weekly meal plan that uses the same fruits and vegetables, but prepared in different ways. 

2- Buy fruits and vegetables in season and at farmers' markets or at your local grocery store.

3- Minimize waste, buying only the amounts you will eat.

4- Be creative! Enjoy your fruits and vegetables in different ways. Try baking apples or poaching pears with some cinnamon. Homemade soup is a healthy and tasty way to use vegetables. Smoothies and salsas are also a great use of produce.

5- Cut your fruits and vegetables at home. Pre-cut produce costs more than whole fruits and vegetables.

6- Pick your own at local farms. Late summer and early fall is a great time to pick your own. This is a fun and inexpensive way to buy in bulk.

7- To make fresh fruits and vegetables last longer, wash and dry after purchasing, then store them in the refrigerator or freezer. 

Farm Markets

Arlington Farmers Market

Location: Raymond & Collegeview Aves. Poughkeepsie.

Hours: June-Oct., Thurs., 3-7pm 


City of Poughkeepsie Farmers Market

Location: 253 Main St., Poughkeepsie.

Hours:June-Oct., Fri., 10am-3pm 

Contact: 845/473-1415 

Hyde Park Farmers Market

Location: Hyde Park Town Center, Route 9, Hyde Park

Hours: June-Oct., Sat., 9am-2pm 

Contact: 845/229-9111 

Millbrook Farmers Market

Location: Front St. and Franklin Ave., Millbrook

Hours: May-Oct., Sat., 9am-1pm

Contact: 845/677-4304 


Rhinebeck Farmers Market

Location: 23 E. Market St., Rhinebeck.

Hours: May-Nov., Sun., 10am-2pm

Contact: 845/876-7756 


Barton Orchards 
Poughquag, NY 
(845) 227-2306

Brittany Hollow Farm 
Red Hook, NY 
(845) 758-3276
Greig Farms
Red Hook, NY 12571 
(845) 758-1234

Daisi Hill Farm 
Millerton, NY 
(518) 789-3393

Wigsten's Farm Market 
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 
(845) 635-1570

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