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Red Bank Farmers Market & Crafts
(732) 530-7300
W. Front St.& Shrewsbury Ave./Galleria Parking lot
Red Bank, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 11-November 23 Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Highlands Farmers Market
(732) 291-4713
Bay & Waterwitch Ave., At Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-November 1 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Keyport Farmers Market
(732) 739-5138
Waterfront Mini Park; Opposite Borough Hall
Keyport, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 3-October 30 Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Belmar Farmers Market
(732) 681-2900
Payone Plaza; 9th & Main Sts.
Belmar, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 5-Aaugust 31 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Englishtown Auction Sales Market
(609) 209-4032
Off of Country Rd. 527
Englishtown, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

West End Farmers Market
(732) 229-6999
Corner of Brighton & Saires Ave.; Behind Jesse's Café
Long Branch, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-December 4 Thursday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market
(732) 946-2711
Ferry Stop; Park on Harbo & 1st Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 11-October 24 Friday, 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Giamono's Organic Farmers Market
(732) 775-4275
Giamono's Restaurant Parking Lot; 301 Main St. (Route 71)
Bradley Beach, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 25-October 29 Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Freehold Farmers Market
(732) 462-3584
Hall of Records Plaza 1- East Main St.
Freehold, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 10-October 21 Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Millstone Farmers Market
(732) 866-1848
Wagner Park; Woodville Rd. (Rt. 527) & Baird Rd.
Millstone Twp., NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Nutrition, Antioxidants - Your Best Defense Against Disease and Aging

by Brad Bahr

Studies support the benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. This is due to their high antioxidant value. Why are antioxidants so important? Because they have a proven track record of fighting free radicals.

Your body is being constantly attacked by very harmful substances known as free radicals or oxygen radicals. Free radicals can destroy your cells, tissues and organs.

Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed inside our bodies by the process of oxidation. They are normal by products of everyday functions like digestion and physical activity. Free radicals also come from outside sources, such as smoking, environmental pollution, and synthetic chemicals that are added to our water and food.

 

We are also all exposed daily to polluted air, ingest oxidized or partially rancid foods, and oxidizing radiations from the sun and various electrical appliances.

Free radicals lack one electron making them chemically unstable. To stabilize themselves, they attack any other substance within reach and steel an electron from it. This process creates a new free radical, which repeats the process, producing a "domino effect." When this reaction is uncontrolled, it can generate millions of free radicals within seconds.

Fortunately our bodies come equipped with a free radical fighting mechanism. It consists of specialized enzymes that have a "spare" electron that they can give away without turning into free radicals. In order to protect us, the enzymes need help from certain substances known as antioxidants.

The antioxidant value of any food or supplement can be determined by it's ORAC rating. ORAC means Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. According to the University of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer Center, the measurement of ORAC is a way to measure how many oxygen radicals a specific food can absorb. The more oxygen radicals a food can absorb, the higher its ORAC score. The higher its score... the more that food or supplement will help you fight diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Most experts agree that we should consume 5,000 ORAC units per day to effectively fight free radicals in the body. Sadly, most of us average around 1,200 units per day. Not nearly enough to protect us from the common ciseases of aging.

One of the best sources of antioxidants are berries and fruits. Most of us would have a very hard time eating the large amounts necessary to reach 5,000 ORAC units per day. For this reason, high ORAC supplements have been created. They contain berry and fruit extracts with a known ORAC rating. These supplements are inexpensive and provide many health benefits to your entire body and brain. Many people use these supplements as part of an anti-aging program. Keeping your cells from being destroyed goes a long way to staying healthy and young.

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Basic Nutrition Guide

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