Organic Food Lakeville MN

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Lakeville Farmers Market
(651) 227-8101
210 Holyoke
Lakeville, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Burnsville Farmers Market I
(651) 227-8101
Diamondhead Senior Campus
Burnsville, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Rosemount Farmers Market
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Open Hands Farm CSA
(507) 645-2871
Northfield, MN
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Perkins Marketing
(507) 645-7537
1017 Whittier Court
Northfield, MN

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Green Earth Growers
(952) 447-4131
Prior Lake, MN
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Burnsville Farmers Market II
(651) 227-8101
3333 Cliff Rd., Mary Mother of the Church
Burnsville, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursdaym, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Braucher's Sunshine Harvest Farm
(952) 652-1911
Webster, MN
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Northfield Farmers Market
(651) 463-3577
Riverside Park - 7th St.
Northfield, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
County
Rice

Eagan Market Fest
(651) 675-5500
1501 Central Parkeway
Eagan, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

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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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