Organic Food Cody WY

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Heart Mountain Valley Ranch
(307) 587-8514
Cody, WY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Whole Foods Trading Company - Health Food Store
(307) 587-3213?
1239 Rumsey Ave
Cody, WY
 
Centennial Arts and Farmers Market
(307) 742-5756
Between Mountain View Hotel and Trading Post on Hwy.130
Centennial, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-mid September Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Weston County Farmers Market
(307) 746-4376
Call for more information
Newcastle, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
(307) 754-3132
1201 East 7th Street
Powell, WY

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Cody Farmers Market
(307) 527-7662
Albertson's Grocery store parking lot
Cody, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-October Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Mountain High Health Foods - Health Food Store
(307) 587-1700
1914 17th St
Cody, WY
 
EZ Rocking Ranch
(307) 682-2968
Recluse, WY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Greybull Farmers Market
(307) 272-9867
Big Horn Coop; S. 6th
Basin, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-mid October Saturday. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Jackalope Square Farmers' Market
(307) 358-3108
Jackalope Square, Downtown
Douglas, WY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August 22-September 26 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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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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