Organic Food Lahaina HI

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Maui Swap Meet
(808) 877-3100
Puunene Avenue; Next to the Kahului Post Office
Kahului, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Maui

Maui Mall Farmers Market & Craft Fair
(808) 871-1307
Maui Mall
Kahului, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Maui

Farmers Market of Maui-Kihei
(808) 875-0949
Located in Suda Store parking lot; On South Kihei Road
Maui, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Maui

Alive & Well
(808) 877-4950?
340 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI
 
Mana Foods
(808) 579-8078?
149 Baldwin Ave
Paia, HI
 
The Maui's Fresh Produce Farmers' Market
(808) 298-4289
Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center (center stage area); Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Maui

Farmers Market of Maui-Honokowai
(808) 669-7004
Located at Hawaiian Motors parking lot; Across from Honokowai Park
Maui, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Maui

Down To Earth Natural Foods
(808) 877-2661
305 Dairy Rd
Kahului, HI
 
Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods
(808) 875-4356?
2411 S Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI
 
Hawaii Kai Towne Center
(808) 396-0766 / (808) 396-0304
Kalanianaole Highway at Keahole Street
Honolulu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Honolulu City & County

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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