Organic Food Arnold MO

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Box Turtle Farm
(636) 223-0338
Imperial, MO
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Ecovian

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Parametric Associates, Inc.
(314) 892-0988
10934 Lin-Valle Dr
St. Louis, MO

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Pevely Flea Market & Farmers Market
(636) 475-3215
8773 Commercial Blvd.
Pevely, MO
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Green Valley Brewing Company, The Organically Certified Breweries of A
(314) 577-4419
One Busch Place 202-4
St. Louis, MO

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North City Farmers Market
(314) 241-5031
St. Louis Avenue & 14th Street
St. Louis, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Oakville Harvest CSA
(314) 293-2358
St Louis, MO
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Kirkwood Farmers Market
(314) 822-0084
150 E Argonne
Kirkwood, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-September Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shanks Extracts
(636) 236-8066
128 Enchanted Pkwy #203
Manchester, MO

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Tower Grove Farmers Market
East of the Pool Pavilion in Tower Grove Park
St. Louis, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ribus, Inc.
(314) 727-4287
20 S Central Ave #106
St. Louis, MO

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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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