Organic Food Northport AL

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Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market
(205) 348-0418
812 5th Avenue; Canterbury Chapel
Tuscaloosa, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 7- Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Tuscaloosa

Snow's Bend Farm
(205) 394-3561
Coker, AL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Gadsden Farmers Market
at the intersection of 7th & Broad Street
Gadsden, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday & Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Etowah

Trussville Farmers Market
(256) 538-5100
147 North Chalkville Road; At Antique Mall
Trussville, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Pepper Place Market
(205) 313-4120
2829 2nd Avenue, South
Birmingham, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-September Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Jefferson

Tuscaloosa Farmers Market
(205) 758-7267
Intersection of Jack Warner Pkwy & Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-August Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - until Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - until
County
Tuscaloosa

Hudson Farms
(205) 523-1433
Berry, AL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Moore Farms
(256) 449-9417
Woodland, AL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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United Farmers Market
(334) 289-4645
Intersection of County Roads 41 & 18
Forkland, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 3 Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Greene

Popular Head Farmers Market
(334) 797-9358
126 Museum Drive
Dothan, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-July Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Houston

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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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