Organic Food West Fargo ND

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FM Farmers Market
(701) 281-1539
West Fargo, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Daily, 9:00 a.m.
County
Cass

Community Farmers Market
(218) 498-0216
East Dike
Fargo, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Hennepin

Yesterday's Farmers-Kustom Gardens
( ) 853-2873
Bowman, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-Frost Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
County
Adams

Roughrider Home Growers
( ) 225-2747
Dickinson, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
County
Stark

Minot Farmers Market
( ) 838-6822
Oak Park
Minot, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-sellout
County
Ward

Downtown Festival Market
(701) 241-1570
2nd Ave. N & Broadway, on the US Bank; Plaza in downtown Fargo
Fargo, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Cass

Mandan Farmers Market
( ) 663-8622
East Main St.
Mandan, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Monday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Morton

North Star Market
( ) 468-5960
Carpio, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Saturday, 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.
County
Ward

North Prarie Farmers Markets-Stanley
( ) 628-2058
Stanley, ND
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September
County
Mountrail

Morning Joy Farm
(701) 763-6226
Cleveland, ND
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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