Wild Blueberries Somerville MA

Local resource for wild blueberries in Somerville, MA. 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.

Malden Farmers Market
(781) 321-3485
Heritage Apartments, 195 Pleasant Street Parking Lot
Malden, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid-July-October Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Cambridge/Harvard University Farmers Market
(617) 496-8052
Harvard University near Sanders Theater, Corner of Oxford and Kirkland Stre
Cambridge, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 16-October 27 Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Cambridge/Kendall Square Farmers Market
(617) 225-2440
Kendall Square, 500 Kendall St.
Cambridge, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-November Thursday, 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Dorchester/Peabody Square Farmers Market
(617) 825-3846
Odwin Learning Center, 1963 Dorchester Ave.
Suffolk, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-October Friday, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Suffolk

South End Farmers Market
(617) 481-2257
In conjunction with the South End Open market next to 540 Harrison Ave.
Bosten, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Allston Farmers Market
(617) 495-8052
Parking lot at the intersection of North Harvard Street and Western Ave., s
Cambridge, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 19-October 30 Friday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Medford Farmers Market
(617) 894-3757
Corner of Riverside Ave and River Street, Medford Square
Middlesex, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Dorchester/Franklin Park Community Farmers Market
(617) 822-7134
Franklin Park Rd., next to Main entrance of the Zoo
Suffolk, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August-End of October Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
County
Suffolk

East Boston Farmers Market
(617) 568-4028
Central Square at Meridian, Bennington and Border St.
Suffolk, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-Mid October Thursday, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Suffolk

Brookline Farmers Market
(617) 566-8005
Coolidge Corner, Center Street West Parking Lot, off Beacon Street
Brookline, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 18-October 29 Thursday, 1:30 p.m.- dusk
County
Norfolk

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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