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Feast Your Eyes on Farmers’ Markets Near Roanoke, Virginia

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Healthy eyes and a healthy diet go hand-in-hand. Conditions like macular degeneration can be warded off simply by including foods high in Vitamins C and E, Lutein, Zinc, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty acids.

Thankfully, southwest Virginia has many farmers’ markets to help you maintain overall wellness while supporting the local economy.

When you decide to visit any of these markets, why not prepare a shopping list to help you find ingredients for some healthy summer meals that support good eyesight? At the local markets, you’ll be able to find any of the following:

- Fresh herbs, like rosemary, basil and thyme

- Organic Eggs

- Locally-grown produce, such as berries, melon, asparagus, kale, scallions/green onions, lettuce mix, cooking and salad greens, strawberries, rhubarb, tomatoes, garlic, kohlrabi, bulb fennel, radishes, and golden beets

Click on any of the following links to learn more about the farmer’s markets near Roanoke, Virginia:

Vinton Market

Roanoke City Market

Catawba Valley Farmers’ Market

Grandin Village Community Market

West End Market