Organic Food Eaton Rapids MI

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Eaton Rapids Community Farmers Market
(517) 663-8118
100 Block E. Hamlin at S. Main Street
Eaton Rapids, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon
County
Eaton

MSU Student Organic Farm
(517) 230-7987
Holt, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Mason Farmers Market
(517) 676-4175
121 E. Maple Street
Mason, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon
County
Ingham

Leslie Farmers & Crafters Market
Leslie, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

Albion Farmers Market
(517) 629-5533
Stauffer Plaza
Albion, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8;30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
County
Calhoun

Thornapple CSA
Charlotte, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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The Cool Cucumber Market Garden
(517) 927-6974
Holt, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Titus Farms
(517) 589-5543
Leslie, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Lansing City Market
333 North Cedar St.
Lansing, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

Allen Neighborhood Center Market
(517) 485-7630
Corner of Kalamazoo & Allen Street
Lansing, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Ingham

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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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