Organic Food Huntington WV

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Central City Market
(304) 525-1500
555 West 14th Street
Huntington, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
County
Cabell

Boyd County Farmers Market II
(606) 939-5184
Downtown Ashland at Transportation Center; Outside of Flood Wall, 16th Stre
Ashland, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wed, Fri, Sat, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
County
Boyd

Wayne County Farmers Market
Wayne, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
County
Wayne

Greenup County Farmers Market I
(606) 473-9881
1007 Bellefonte Road; Advance Memorial United Methodist Church
Flatwoods, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday & Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Bruceton Mills Farmers Market
Across from the Fire Hall
Bruceton Mills, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
County
Preston

Boyd County Farmers Market III
(606) 325-3449
Downtown Cattettsburg; Kentucky Farmers Bank Parking Lot
Cattettsburg, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Boyd County Farmers Market I
(606) 325-3449
US 60 at Fannin's Toyota; 5 Miles from I-64 and 5 Miles Outside Ashland
Ashland, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

City of Ironton Farmers Market
(740) 532-3833
5th Street and Park Avenue
Ironton, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
County
Lawrence

Lewisburg Farmers Market
(304) 645-6066
Lewisburg Municipal Parking Lot; East Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Greenbrier

Pineville Farmers Market
(304) 294-6226
Old Pineville Jr. High School
Pineville, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Wyoming

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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