Organic Food North Attleboro MA

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White Barn Farm
(774) 210-0359
Wrentham, MA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Second Nature Farm
(774) 266-0431
Norton, MA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Blackstone River State Park Farmers Market
(401) 222-2781
Visitor Center - Route 295 North
Lincoln, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 14-October 27 Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Woonsocket Farmers Market
(401) 831-3771
St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center; 82 Cumberland St.
Woonsocket, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 7-October 27 Tues., 4:00 p.m–7:00 p.m

Rehoboth Farmers Market
(508) 336-4779
53 Anawan School, 53 Bay State Rd.
Rehoboth, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 14-October 25 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Bristol

Mansfield Farmers Market
(508) 339-7115
Public Parking, 80 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 16-September 24 Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Bristol

Pawtucket Summertime Farmers' Market
(401) 863-3343
Broadway & Exchange Street; Just south of I-95, exit 29
Pawtucket, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Franklin Farmers Market
(508) 446-5806
Town Common; P.O. Box 413
Franklin, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 30 Friday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Norfolk

Cambridge/Charles Square Farmers Market
(508) 446-5806
Charles Hotel Courtyard at Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 24-November 22 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Trolley Crossing Farm
(508) 883-1344
Bellingham, MA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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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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