Organic Food Hockessin DE

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Carousel Park Framers Market
(302) 239-5182
Carousel Park Equestrian Center; 3700 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 22-September 4 Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kennett Square Farmers Market
(610) 444-8188
State and Union Streets; Rte. 1 S. to Rte 82 S. to downtown Kennett Square
Kennett Square, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Fri 2-6PM
County
Chester

SIW Vegetables
(610) 388-7491
Chadds Ford, PA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Wilmington Hospital Campus Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
Wilmington Hospital; 501 W. 14th Street
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Mondays & Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Wilmington Farmers Market
(302) 425-0196
Rodney Square; East 9th & 11th Streets
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 13-October 14 Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Kranz Hill Farm
(302) 540-0912
Newark, DE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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SunnyGirl Farm
(727) 599-4352
Kennett Square, PA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Brandywine Urban Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
12th & Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Monday & Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

CAMP F.R.E.S.H. Community Garden & Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
Howard High School of Technology; 401 E. 12th Street
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Monday & Thursday 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Little Italy Neighborhood Association Farmers Market
(302) 658-7072
7th Street & Bancroft Parkway; Old DMV Building Parking Lot
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-September 26 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

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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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