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Worcester/Westside Farmers Market
(508) 753-7761
Westside at 306 Chandler St., Beaver Brook Park Parking Lot
Worcester, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 15-October 30 Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Worcester

Winchendon Farmers Market
(978) 297-3453
American Legion Park, Corner of Pleasant & Front St.
Worcester, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 7-September 24 Thursday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Worcester

Grafton Farmers Market
(508) 887-5600
Grafton Common
Grafton, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-October 22 Thursday, 2:00pm - 6:30pm
County
Worcester

Sterling Farmers Market
(508) 754-3657
In front of Town Hall, Park Street, Rt. 12
Paxton, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Worcester

Hopkinton Farmers Market
(508) 435-6335
Weston Nurseries, Route 135
Hopkinton, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 26-Mid-October Friday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Worcester/Main South Farmers Market
(508) 799-9139
807 Main Street
Worcester, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 6-October 31 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
County
Worcester

Worcester/Northeast Side Farmers Market
(508) 753-7761
Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St.
Worcester, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 18-October 29 Thursday, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
County
Worcester

Paxton Farmers Market
(508) 754-3657
Town Common, Route 122
Paxton, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Worcester

Leicester Farmers Market
(508) 892-9883
Route 9 West, just past The Castle Restaurant
Leicester, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
County
Worcester

Framingham Farmers Market
(508) 435-4147
St. Tarcisius Church parking lot, Waverly Street (Rt. 135)
Framingham, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 15-October 31 Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 am - Noon
County
Middlesex

Nutrition, Tips for Including More Delicious Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet

By Erin Rogers

Just about everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. Even though we know this to be true, many of us still find it hard to include the recommended 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit per day in our diets. Once you learn a few easy tricks, soon you'll have no trouble eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.

First, you'll want to become generally familiar with serving sizes. They are not as big as you might think. Here are the some guidelines for one serving of fruits or vegetables:

∗ 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables (such as lettuce or spinach)

∗ 1/2 cup of other vegetables, cooked or chopped raw

∗ 1/2 cup cooked or canned legumes (beans and peas)

∗ 3/4 cup of vegetable juice

∗ 1 medium apple, banana, orange

∗ 1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit

∗ 3/4 cup of fruit juice

∗ 1/4 cup dried fruit

Here are some practical tips anyone can use:

∗ Be sure to include at least one fruit serving at breakfast, preferably two. Try a glass of orange juice and a whole piece of fruit, or a smoothie using both juice and whole fruit.

∗ Use snacktime to add a serving or two of fruits or vegetables to your daily diet, such as raw vegetables with some light dip or dressing, or a bowl of chopped fruit topped with some fat-free yogurt.

∗ Include at least two servings of vegetables with both lunch and dinner. A lunch example would be to add both lettuce and tomato to a sandwich, and some raw vegetables on the side. For dinner, try serving 2 sides of steamed vegetables. Or, eat a bowl of tomato or vegetable soup or gazpacho as an appetizer. Try a pizza with lots of veggie toppings.

∗ Before you prepare dinner, fix a bowl of fresh veggies to munch on and then place it on the table with dinner. You'd be surprised how easy it is to down a 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes or sliced cucumbers when you're munching away.

∗ Fill half your dinner plate with vegetables, and go for seconds on veggies before you'll allow yourself seconds of the entree.

∗ If you don't have any fresh vegetables or fruit, keep frozen and canned on hand - they are surprisingly comparable in terms of nutrition.

∗ Drink an ice-cold glass of vegetable juice with a meal or for a snack.

∗ Make it a point to try a new fruit or vegetable as often as you can - it's a great way to discover wonderful new favorites!

∗ Include fruit in your dessert selections. You can serve it with angel food cake, yogurt, light whipping topping, chocolate syrup, light ice cream, or all by itself!

If you use all of the suggestions in this list, you'd get 5-6 servings of vegetables and 3-4 servings of fruit in a day. That doesn't seem so hard, does it? Happy eating!

Related Information: Holisticonline.com Healthy Recipes Infocenter for recipes on healthy foods from around the world.

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