Organic Food Meridian ID

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Spyglass Gardens
(208) 888-3532
Meridian, ID
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Capital City Public Market II
(208) 345-9287
Edwards Green House, 4106 Sand Creek Rd.; P.O. Box 2019
Boise, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Hidden Springs Community Farm
(208) 229-3434
Hidden Springs, ID
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Peaceful Belly
(208) 345-8003
Boise, ID
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Nampa Farmers Market
(208) 371-3774
1st St. South & Front St.; 18458 11th Ave., N.
Nampa, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Canyon

Capital City Public Market I
(208) 345-9287
Downtown Boise, N. 8th St. Between Bannock & Idaho St.; P.O. Box 2019
Boise, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-December Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Urban Green Harvest
(208) 890-1459
Boise, ID
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Old Towne Ustick Farmers Market
(208) 376-1338
Between 5-Mile & Cloverdale Roads; 11295 Ustick Road
Boise, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
County
Boise

Grangeville Farmers Market
(208) 983-1569
Heritage Sq., Main Street; 108 N. State Street
Grangeville, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Meridian Farmers Market
(208) 376-2610
3852 N. Eagle, Between Ustick & McMillan; 10400 Overland Rd., #266
Boise, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Ada

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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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