Organic Food Westerville OH

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Green Seed Farm
(740) 965-2020
Westerville, OH
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Frijolito Farm
(614) 390-2692
Columbus, OH
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Clintonville Farmers Market
(614) 262-2790
3509 N. High St. to 3559 N. High St.
Clintonville, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Franklin

Jefferson Township Community Farmers Market
(614) 855-4260
Jefferson Township Historic Farmstand; 6545 Havens Road
Blacklick, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Franklin

Pearl Alley Growers Columbus Square
(419) 674-4719
Cleveland Avenue and 161
Columbus, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Worthington Farmers Market
(614) 891-6293
High Street
Worthington, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Franklin

Maramor Chocolates
(614) 291-2244
1855 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH

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Powell Farmers Market
(614) 395-3087
Olentangy Street
Powell, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Delaware

Upper Arlington Farmers Market
(419) 674-4719
2100 2100 Arlington Ave. at the Mallway
Upper Arlington, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Franklin

Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers Farmers Market
(419) 674-4719
Nationwide Blvd and High Street
Columbus, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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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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