Organic Food Fremont NE

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Main Street Downtown Farmers Market
(402) 721-2264
John C. Fremont Park, corner of 8th & Main St.
Freemont, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Platte Valley Farms
(402) 443-6376
Yutan, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Rhizosphere Farm
(402) 779-3127
Waterloo, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Black Sheep Farms
(402) 677-8631
Bennington, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Blair Farmers Market
(402) 426-5971
103 South 12th Street
Blair, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Washington

East Military Farmers Market
(402) 647-2485
Mr. Movie's parking lot
Colon, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

North Bend Farmers Market
(402) 652-3932
Highways 79 & 30
North Bend, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Wahoo Farmers Market
(402) 642-5829
Civic Center lawn
Wahoo, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-Frost Thursday, 5:00 p.m.- sellout
County
Saunders

Fertile Ground
(402) 427-7536
Blair, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Pierce Farmers Market
(402) 329-6715
Hwy. 13 and 1st St., North side
Pierce, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Friday, 5:00 p.m.- sellout
County
Pierce

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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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