Organic Food Alamogordo NM

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Alamogordo Farmers Market
(505) 437-6092
County Fair Grounds
Alamogordo, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Otero

Tularosa Farmers Market
(505) 585-2297
Community Center Park
Tularosa, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
County
Otero

Pojoaque Valley Farmers Market
(505) 581-4651
Off Hwy 84/285 next to Poeh Pueblo Cultural Center
Pojoaque Valley, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Santa Fe

Mitzy's Garden
(575) 779-4835
Costilla, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Las Cruces Farmers & Craft Market
(505) 541-2288
Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Saturday & Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
County
Dona Ana

McWilliams Farms
(575) 585-2545
Tularosa, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Rio Arriba Farms
(505) 990-5607
Abiquiu, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Cerro Vista Farm
(575) 770-1426
Cerro, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Corrales Growers' Market
(505) 898-6336
Recreaction Center, 500 Jones Rd.
Albuquerque, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Bernalillo

Cedar Crest Farmers and Arts Market
(505) 514-6981
12127 North Hwy. 14, Cedar Crest Center; Cedar Crest Center
Cedar Crest, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Bernalillo

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The Organic Food Value Debate

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

More and more people are reaching to organic food believing that by eating organic food that they are doing their bodies goorganic foodod. But is eating organic really improving your health?  According to information from a new stud conducted in Toronto and appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there is no data supporting the notion that organic foods are any healthier or more beneficial than regular, non organic conventional foods.

About Organic Foods

Organic food refers to food items that are produced, manufactured and handled using organic means defined by certifying bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Organic Food Products Act. As of April 2008, organic food accounts for 1-2% of food sales worldwide.

Organic Food Regulations

Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry. Currently, the United States, Canada, Japan, the European U

nion (EU) and many other countries require organic producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as "organic". While the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and only used as a last resort. However, what many people do NOT realize is certain non-organic fertilizers are still used. Most certifications also allow some chemical pesticides to also be used when producing organic foods. This means that there can still be several sources of chemicals used in the growing and management of "organic" food from production to market.

Is Organic Worth the Money?

Constant debates occur over whether it is beneficial in any way to buy some produce organically.There are several studies that suggest buying organic is NOT worth the money.

According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, the following twelve foods have the lowest pesticide load when conventionally grown. Consequently, they are the safest conventionally grown crops to consume and buying organic here may not provide any real val;ue for your money:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli 
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Onions
  • Pineapples 
  • Sweet corn (frozen)
  • Sweet peas (frozen)

The following are some of the "dirtier" foods, when it comes to chemical contamination from fert...

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