Organic Food Manning SC

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Manning Farmers Market
(803) 473-5566
SC Highway 261 East
Manning, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Clarendon

South Sumter Farmers Market
(803) 436-2575
327 Manning Avenue
Sumter, SC
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Sumter

Unitarian Universal Fellowship Farmers Market
(803) 799-0845 or (803) 782-3840
2701 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Richland

Marlboro County Farmers Market
(843) 479-6851
Broad Street
Bennettsville, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-December Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Marlboro

Cordray Farms
(843) 766-7922
Ravenel, SC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Willard Farms
(803) 938-2814
Gable, SC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Pinckney's Produce
(803) 492-3521
Vance, SC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Welch and Son Farm
(864) 275-8801
Honea Path, SC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Lake City Farmers Market
(854) 598-1074
111 Henry Street
Lake City, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Friday, 4 PM - 7 PM Saturday. 9 AM - 1 PM
County
Florence

The Farmers Market of Bluffton
(843) 290-6831
40 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
April 13-November 19 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Beaufort

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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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