Wild Blueberries Albert Lea MN

Local resource for wild blueberries in Albert Lea, MN. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to frozen wild blueberries, antioxidants, wild blueberry nutrition, wild blueberry juice, and wild blueberry pies, as well as advice and content on picking wild blueberries.

Albert Lea Farmers Market
(507) 297-5546
North Broadway & Water St.
Albert Lea, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Freeborn

Farm Fresh Market
(641) 696-3476
1631 4th Street SW; SW corner of Willowbrook Plaza parking lot
Mason City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Monday & Friday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Cerro Gordo

Lake Mills Farmers Market
(641) 251-1152
Corner of US 69 & 1st Avenue
Lake Mills, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
County
Winnebago

Austin Area Farmers Market
(507) 889-3271
Oakpark Mall parking lot
Austin, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Monday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Mower

Prairie Harvest Farm
(507) 402-9507
Ellendale, MN
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Northwood Farmers Market
Main Street, south of Courthouse
Northwood, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-September Wednesday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Worth

North Iowa Farmers Market
(641) 495-6367
K-Mart parking lot, Hwy 122
Mason City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Tuesday & Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Cerro Gordo

Austin Area Farmers Market II
(507) 889-3271
Main Street Downtwon Austin
Austin, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Mower

Maple Island Farms
(507) 889-3125
Hollandale, MN
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Virginia Farmers Market
(218) 865-4732
8th St. South, Armory parking lot
Virginia, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Tuesday & Friday, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
St. Louis

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Wild Blueberries For Anti Aging

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

Wild blueberries are getting a lot of attention for their anti-aging properties, as well as for the many other health benefits they provide.  blueberries

About Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries are a deep blue colored fruit with size of a finger. The blueberries are grown in the wild hence it is quite natural and is free of the effects of fertilizers. The wild blueberries are known for their exceptional taste of sweetness and crispy. This creates a delicious flavor that can't be found in any other fruit. Wild Blueberries are used along with a wide range of recipe in the form of drinks, meals or as snacks. 

Free Radicals and Aging 

Free radicals are created within the body as a result of oxidation. Sunlight, smoking, pollution, alcohol and stress also can create free radicals in the body.

Free radicals can cause damage and death to body cells. This affects the tissues and membrane in the body. Free radicals can affect the functions of liver and heart. This process causes aging.

Anti-oxidants

Antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals and prevent the damage caused to body cells. 

Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Examples of antioxidants include lycopene, lutein, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, and E, and other substances.

Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries.  In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants. 

Richest Source of Antioxidants

Wild blueberries contain antioxidants. Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA), blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity.  Using a test called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Wild blueberries for anti aging are delicious fruit and are rich source nutrition found in it. Studies suggest that more number of people are consuming wild blueberries for anti aging everyday. Wild blueberries are one of the richest sources of natural antioxidants important for health. Wild blueberries for anti aging are also very effective for urinary tract problems, heart attack and eye sight problems.  Wild blueberries for anti aging have the ability to prevent cancer also.

Human body suffers from wrinkles on skin, loss of memory, impaired vision and many other diseases, indicating that you are getting aged. Antioxidants found in wild blueberries for anti aging have the magical ability to fight free radicals and aging...

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