Organic Food Somerset KY

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Pulaski County Growers Association II
(606) 423-2939
Corner of E. Mt. Vernon and South Central Streets; First Methodist Church p
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-December Saturday 7 am - 4 pm

Pulaski County Growers Association I
(606) 423-2939
On E Mt. Vernon Street; Rear of Food Fair's parking lot
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-December Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Pulaski

Hillyard Field Organics
(270) 436-2962
Murray, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Northern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market
(859) 486-0058
6th St. Median; starting at 6th and Main in Main Strasse Village
Covington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday 8:30 am - 2 pm
County
Kenton

Cullenook Farms
(270) 333-2235
Morganfield, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Somerset Farmers Market
(606) 451-8947
Somerset Mall Parking Lot; South Parking Area off US 27
Somerset, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm
County
Pulaski

Wilson's Cedar Point Farm
(606) 305-8762
Nancy, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Dixie Farmers Market
(859) 342-6903
116 Commonwealth Avenue
Erlanger, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Thursday, 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Lucky Clover Farm
(859) 779-8522
Richmond, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Lexington Farmers Market I
(859) 608-2655
Corner of South Broadway and Maxwell
Lexington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Fayette

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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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