Organic Food Palmer AK

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Palmer Friday Fling
(907) 746-6245
Pavillion across from Visitor's Center
Palmer, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-August Friday, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. (except July 3)
County
Matanuska Susitna

Anchorage Downtown Market & Festival
(907) 272-5634
3rd Avenue; Between C & E Streets
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Anchorage Farmers Market
(907) 746-1087
1420 Cordova Street; Corner of Cordova & 15th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Borough

Spring Creek Farm
(907) 746-2795
Palmer, AK
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers Market
(907) 262-5463
Intersection of E. Corral Avenue & Soldotna
Soldotna, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Copper Valley Community Market
(907) 259-5898
MM 101 Richardson Hwy Loop Road; Between the Post Office & the Copper Cente
Copper Valley, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Every other Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

South Anchorage Farmers Market I
(907) 354-5833
Subway Sports Centre/Cellular One Sports Centre; Corner of Old Seward & O'M
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

South Anchorage Farmers Market II
(907) 354-5833
Behind Dimond Mall, in front of Dimond Hotel; Old Seward Hwy Mall entrance
Anchorage, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Wasilla Farmers Market
(907) 376-5679
Behind Wasilla Public Library
Wasilla, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Matanuska Susitna

Kenny Lake Harvest II
(907) 320-1067
Corner of Glenn and Richardson Highways
Glenallen, AK
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Fridays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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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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