Organic Food Walled Lake MI

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Walled Lake Farmers Market
(248) 926-9004
1499 E. West Maple St.; next to Fire Station
Walled Lake, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

West Bloomfield Farmers Market
West Bloomfield, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

One Acre Farm
(248) 760-8531
West Bloomfield, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Downtown Farmington Farmers Market
(284) 841-4959
Farmingon Pavillion; Corner of Grand River& Grove Streets
Farmington, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

Oakland County Farmers Market
(248) 858-5495
2350 Pontiac Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

Myrtle Farms
(248) 767-6356
Novi, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Pettibone Creek Farm
(248) 705-3256
Milford, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Northville Farmers Market
(248) 349-7640
At Sheldon & Seven Mile Roads
Northville, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Oakland

Davis's Family Farms
(248) 887-7124
Highland, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Plymouth County Farmers Market
(734) 453-1540
In "The Gathering" across from Kellogg Park; Penniman Street
Plymouth, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Wayne

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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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