Organic Food Espanola NM

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Espanola Farmers Market
(505) 685-4842
1027 North Railroad Ave.; Parking lot
Espanola, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Monday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
County
Rio Arriba

Rio Arriba Farms
(505) 990-5607
Abiquiu, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Las Cruces Farmers & Craft Market
(505) 541-2288
Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Saturday & Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
County
Dona Ana

Mora Valley Farmers Market
(505) 387-5435
Cleveland Roller Mill, Hwy 518
Mora Valley, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Mora

Clovis Farmers Market
(505) 763-6505
1st Baptist Church parking lot corner of 4 & Pile
Clovis, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-sellout Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.-sellout
County
Curry

Los Alamos Farmers Market
(505) 581-4651
Mesa Public Library, Central & 20th
Los Alamos, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Los Alamos

Beneficial Farms CSA
(505) 470-1969
Santa Fe, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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East Mountain Organic Farms
(505) 281-0931
Tijeras, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Socorro Farmers Market
(505) 835-8927
Socorro Plaza
Socorro, NM
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Socorro

Morning Star Farm
(575) 776-2141
Arroyo Seco, NM
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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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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