Organic Food Anniston AL

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Downtown Farmers Market
(256) 236-0966
14th & Gurnee Avenue; at Zinn Park
Anniston, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 20-August 29 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Calhoun

Noah Valley Farm
(256) 239-7579
Jacksonville, AL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Plum Creek Health Food Store
(256) 236-9880?
2905 Mcclellan Blvd
Anniston AL, AL
 
Trussville Farmers Market
(256) 538-5100
147 North Chalkville Road; At Antique Mall
Trussville, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Butler Walkabout Farmers Market
(205) 361-5019
400 West Pushmatha Street; Highway 10 W
Butler, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-October 1 Thursday & Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Choctaw

Calhoun County Farmers Market
(256) 237-1621
1702 Noble Street
Anniston, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
County
Calhoun

Cleburne County Farmers Market
(256) 463-2620
Heflin Recreational Center; Off Highway 78
Heflin, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
County
Cleburne

Friends Natural Market
(256) 835-9557
655 Creekside Dr.
Oxford, AL
 
Dove Farm
Huntsville, AL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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North Sand Mountain Farmers Market
(256) 657-7247
24474 AL Hwy 75
Sylvania, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 11-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
County
Dekalb

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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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