Organic Food Burlington IA

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Farm Fresh Farmers Market
(319) 752-7608
3302 Agency St. Dollar General parking lot
Burlington, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
County
Des Moines

City of West Burlington Open Air Market
(319) 752-5452
City Hall parking lot, 122 Broadway Street
West Burlington, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
County
Des Moines

Fort Madison Farmers Market
(319) 372-7700
Central Park, 9th & Avenue E
Fort Madison, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Lee

Clarke County Farmers Market
(641) 342-3443
S.E. corner of Courthouse Square
Osceola, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Clarke

University Avenue Farmers Market
(319) 236-0580
4000 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m- 7:00 p.m
County
Black Hawk

Riverfront Farmers Market
(319) 752-6388
Port of Burlington; 400 Front Street
Burlington, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-September Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
County
Des Moines

Riverview Park Farmers Market
(319) 372-3381
Riverview Park
Fort Madison, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Ma-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon.
County
Lee

Monticello Farmers Market
(319) 465-6393
217 S. Maple Street
Monticello, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Jones

Northwood Farmers Market
Main Street, south of Courthouse
Northwood, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-September Wednesday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Worth

Indianola Farmers Market
(515) 961-7031
Hwy 92 at Fairground west gate
Indianola, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-September Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Warren

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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