Organic Food Lincoln NE

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Lincoln Piedmont Farmers Market
(402) 489-1720
Piedmont Shopping Center
Lincoln, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Lincoln

Lincoln Haymarket Farmers Market
(402) 435-7496
7th & P Street
Lincoln, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-October 11 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Lincoln

Robinette Farms
(402) 875-1343
Martell, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Gourmet Growers
(402) 787-0205
Hallam, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Community Garden
(402) 832-2827
Minden, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Kearney

Community CROPS
(402) 474-9802
Lincoln, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Wanda's Nature Farm Foods
(402) 423-1234
1700 Cushman Dr
Lincoln, NE

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Common Good Farm
(402) 783-9005
Raymond, NE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Crete Farmers Market
(402) 826-2589
Pamida parking lot, 930 Main Ave.
Crete, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Saline

Main Street Beatrice Farmers Market
(402) 223-3244
Hwy 77 between High & Ella St.
Beatrice, NE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Thursday, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Gage

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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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