Organic Food Wichita KS

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Home Grown Kansas
(316) 207-6915
Wichita, KS
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Old Town Farmers Market I
(316) 992-9413
1st Street & Mosley
Wichita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 10 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
County
Sedwick

Delano Community Farmers Market
(316) 942-7075
200 S. Walnut; The Senior Center
Delano, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Sedwick

Kansas Grown Farmers Market I
(316) 264-2139
21st & Ridge
Witchita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 27-October 28 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Sedgwick

Derby Farmers Market
(620) 782-3125
800 N. Baltimore
Derby, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Old Town Farmers Market II
(316) 992-9413
200 W. Santa Fe.; Corner of Poplar and Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 10 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Sell out
County
Sedwick

BlendTech, Inc.
(316) 941-9660
1819 S Meridian
Wichita, KS

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Kansas Grown Farmers Market II
(316) 264-2139
8141 East 21st
Witchita, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 27-October 28 Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Sedgwick

Farmer J's Nest
(316) 841-8385
Haysville, KS
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Central Park Farmers Market
(316) 992-0413
Central Park
Andover, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 3-August 26 Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
County
Butler

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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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