Organic Food Auburndale FL

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Winter Haven Farmers Market
(863) 291-5870, (863) 298-7544
Corner of Third Street and Avenue G, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Aquaorganics
(352) 262-9026
Polk City, FL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Haines City Farmers Market
(863) 421-3600, (863) 421-3626
Railroad Park; 15 North 5th Street (at 5th Street & Jones Avenue)
Haines City, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Polk

Chamberlin's Natural Foods
(863) 687-8413
1529 US Hwy 98 S
Lakeland, FL
 
Natural Farms
(772) 388-2525
Sebastian, FL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Family Ties Farm
(863) 662-5239
Winter Haven, FL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Blue Lake Citrus Products, LLC.
(863) 299-3755
PO Box 1849
Winter Haven, FL

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Celebration Sunday Farmers Market
(407) 892-1135
Corner of Celebration Avenue; Market Street
Celebration, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October-May Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Osceola

Fresh Market
Cleveland Av South
Fort Myers, FL
 
SaltAir Farmers Market
(850) 412-5260, (850) 561-2151
Downtown Port St. Joe; Highway 71 next to City Hall
Port St. Joe, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
County
Gulf

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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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