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This page provides useful content and local businesses that give access to Fresh Fruit Markets in Springfield, VA. You will find helpful, informative articles about Fresh Fruit Markets, including "Nutrition, Tips for Including More Delicious Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Springfield, VA that will answer all of your questions about Fresh Fruit Markets.

Annandale (Wakefield) Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
Braddock Rd., W. at the Beltway; Wakefield Park
Annandale, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday
County
Fairfax

Frying Pan Park Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
Frying Pan Farm Park; In front of the Frying Pan Country Store
Alexandria, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday
County
Fairfax

Burke Centre Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
VRE Parking Lot; 5671 Roberts Parkway
Burke, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday
County
Fairfax

Vienna Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
9601 Nottoway Park - 9601 Courthouse Rd.
Vienna, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday
County
Fairfax

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane; Sherwood Regional Library
Mount Vernon, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday
County
Fairfax

Annandale Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
6621 Columbia Pike,; Mason District Park
Annandale, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday
County
Fairfax

Kingstowne Farmers Market
(703) 642-0128
Kingstowne Town Center; Kingstowne Blvd.
Alexandria, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday
County
Alexandria

West End Farmers' Market
(703) 461-6900
Ben Brenman Park; 4600 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Alexandria

Falls Church Farmers Market
(703) 241-5027
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Fairfax

Columbia Pike Home Grown Market
(703) 892-2776
Pike Park; Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Arlington

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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