Organic Food West Point MS

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Hitching Lot Farmers Market
(662) 328-4164
2nd Avenue North
Columbus, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
County
Lowndes

Henry's Farmers Market
(662) 324-1251
2080 Highway 12 West
Starkville, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Oktibbeha

Charles R. Hedgewood Farmers Market
(228) 435-6296
Underneath the I-110 overpass and Howard Avenue
Biloxi, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Harrison

Picayune Farmers Market
(601) 799-3070
Downtown Picayune; Jack Read Park on Goodyear Boulevard
Picayune, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August- Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Pearl river County

Saucier Farmers Market
(228) 697-1178
25950 Old Highway 49
Saucier, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Harrison

Boardtown Organics
(662) 694-1470
Starkville, MS
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Meridian/Lauderdal County Farmers Market
(601) 482-9764
Underpass-Front Street
Meridian, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Lauderdale

Henry's Farmers Market
(662) 324-1251
2080 Highway 12 West
Starkville, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Oktibbeha

Greenville Farmers Market
(662) 378-3142
726 Washington Avenue; Corner of Washington Avenue and North Street
Greenville, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 13-October Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Washington

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Choctaw Farmers Market
(601) 656-2070
Horticulture Training Facility Blackjack road
Choctaw, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 15-October Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Neshoba

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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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