Organic Food Missoula MT

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Heather's Heritage Hens
(406) 214-1524
Missoula, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Clark Fork River Market
(406) 396-0593
Downtown Missoula, under the Higgins Bridge, near Clark Fork River and the
Missoula, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 2-October 17 Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Missoula

Nashua Lion Farmers Market
(406) 785-4731
Lions Park by Civic Center Nashua
Nashua, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 14-September 22 Tuesday, 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Valley

Twin Bridges Farmers Market
(406) 684-5556
Main Street Park
Twin Bridges, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 23-September 12 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Madison

Clark Fork River Market
(406) 396-0593
Downtown Missoula, under the Higgins Bridge, near Clark Fork River and the
Missoula, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 2-October 17 Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County
Missoula

Missoula Farmers Market
(406) 777-2636
Circle Square
Missoula, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 2-October 17 Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Missoula

Turner Farms
(406) 721-5678
Missoula, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Heather's Heritage Hens
(406) 214-1524
Missoula, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Boulder Farmers Market
(406) 225-3466
Boulder City Park
Boulder, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-September 5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Columbus Farmers Market
(406) 321-1377
Railroad Park, Pike Avenue
Columbus, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 23-September 10 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Stillwater

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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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