Organic Food Rutland VT

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Boardman Hill Farm
(802) 438-9803
West Rutland, VT
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Ecovian

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Dutchess Farm
Castleton, VT
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Ecovian

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Sunrise Hill Organic Farm
(802) 287-4290
Poultney, VT
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Ecovian

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Vermont Farmers Market
273-2735
Depot Park, Rutland
Poultney, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
County
Rutland

Brandon Farmers Market
273-2655
Central Park
Brandon, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 22-October 9 Friday, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
County
Rutland

Poultney Farmers Market
468-5805
Main Street
Castleton, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 25-October 8 Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
County
Rutland

Fair Haven Farmers Market
(518) 282-9781
On the green
Fair Haven, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
County
Rutland

Middlebury Farmers Market
388-0178
Marble Works
Middlebury, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 31 Saturday, 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
County
Addison

Rutland County Farmers Market
(802) 773-4813
Depot Park; Downtown Rutland
Rutland, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 31 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Rutland

Maple View Farm Alpacas
(802) 247-5412
Brandon, VT
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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