Organic Food Libertyville IL

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Deerfield Bakery
(847) 344-7336
201 N Buffalo Grove Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL

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Sommers Fare LLC
8472298192ext578
339 Messner Dr
Wheeling, IL

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Ripe Organics, Inc.
(224) 221-1289
Lake Zurich, IL
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Ecovian

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Village of Lake Bluff Farmers Market
(877) 283-6882
East Center Ave. Corner of Center & Sheridan; 40 E. Center Ave.
Lake Bluff, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Lake

Arlington Heights farmers market
(217) 543-5100
Arlington Heights Road & Eastman (Next to North; School Park) N Arlington h
Arlington, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday 7:30am-1:30pm

Deerfield Farmers Market
(847) 945-5000
Deerfield Rd. & Robert York Ave.; 850 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL
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.-12:30 p.m.
County
Lake

Libertyville's Main St. Farmers Market
(847) 680-0336
Cook Park; 133 E. Cook Avenue
Libertyville, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Lake

Ravinia Farmers Market
(847) 432-5570
Dean Ave. (Between St. John's & Roger Williams Ave; 475 Roger Williams Ave.
Highland Park, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Lake

Lake Bluff Farmers Market
(847) 234-0774
Village Green at Center and Scranton Ave.; Villageof Lake Bluff-40 E. Cente
Lake Bluff, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Lake

Palatine French Farmers Market
(847) 359-9051
Train Station, Wood & Smith Streets; 200 E. Wood Street
Palatine, IL
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
Cook

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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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