Organic Food Tooele UT

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Farmers Market at the Benson Grist Mill
(435) 882-7678
Benson Grist Mill Historic Site, 325 SR 138
Tooele, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Tooele

Fuzbaby
(801) 282-6895
PO Box 95506
South Jordon, UT

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Lindon Farmers Market
(801) 785-7981
60 N. State Street; across from the City Center
Lindon, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
County
Utah

Commensalist Gardens
(435) 323-1148
Logan, UT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Elsinore - Made In Good Taste Farmers Market
(435) 893-1777
40 West Main Street
Elsinore, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-October Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
County
Sevier County

West Jordan Farmers Market
(801) 569-5122
West Jordan Veterans Memorial Park
West Jordan, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday,3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Salt Lake

Winder Farms
(801) 963-4888
4400 West 4100 South
West Valley City, UT
 
Petersen's Farmers Market
(435) 730-2687
2759 S. Hwy 89/91
Nibley, UT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
County
Sevier County

Cricket Song Farm
(435) 630-6587
Beryl, UT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Millcreek Farm & Gardens
(435) 260-8332
Moab, UT
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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