Organic Food Wheeling WV

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Wheeling Farmers Market I
(740) 633-6648
1221 National Rd; St. Michael's School Parking Lot
Wheeling, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Ohio

Amazon Herbs Distributor
(304) 845-2911
RD 1 Box 299
Moundsville, WV

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Ohio Valley Farmers Market I
(740) 425-2710
S. Sugar Street, Belmont County Fairgrounds
St. Clairsville, 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.- 12:00 noon
County
Belmont

Noodles Market
(740) 733-8210
932 Main Street
Smithfield, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:00 noon- 8:00 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Parkersburg Farmers Market
(304) 424-8415/ 422.5650
Parkersburg, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday & Friday, 10 a.m. - closing
County
Wood

Wheeling Farmers Market II
(740) 945-0217
Elm Grove Terrace Plaza; National Road
Wheeling, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Marshall Co. Farmers Market
(304) 686-2654
Marshall Co Fairgrounds /12th St
Moundsville, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
County
Marshall

Ohio Valley Farmers Market II
(740) 425-2710
Court House Plaza; 101 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Belmont

Harvest Moon Nursery, LLC
(304) 737-0617
Wellsburg, WV
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Brooke County Farmers Market
(304) 564-3805/3807
Follansbee City Building
Follansbee, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Wednesday, every other week beginning 7/9 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
County
Brooke

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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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