Organic Food Kings Mountain NC

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Gastonia Farmers Market
(704) 853-0049
400 block of Long Ave.
Gastonia, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Gaston

Creekside Nursery and Farm
(704) 689-1445
Dallas, NC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Gaston County Farmers Market
(704) 853-0049
410 East Long Street
Gastonia, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-November Tuesday & Thursday
County
Gaston

York County Farmers Market
(803) 684-7189
Elizabeth Lane & Black Street; Municipal Parking Lot
Rock Hill, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
York

Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver
(704) 736-8461
3633 Hwy 16 North; Rock Springs School
Denver, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday 8:00 a.m.- sellout;
County
Lincoln

Shelby Farmers Market
(704) 484-6840
200 W. Warren St.; Located in historic uptown Shelby
Shelby, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Cleveland

Shady Creek Farm and Nursery
(704) 813-9283
Dallas, NC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Lincoln County Farmers Market - Downtown Lincolnton
(704) 738-8461
250 West Water Street; Downtown
Lincolnton, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - sellout;
County
Lincoln

Downtown York Farmers Market
(704) 299-2322
10 Smith St.
York, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
York

Bush-N-Vine Farm
(803) 684-2732
York, SC
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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