Organic Food Ames IA

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Ames Farmers Market II
(515) 292-1936
Main Street Station; 424 Main Street
Ames, IA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday & Friday, 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
County
Story

Black's Heritage Farm
(515) 292-1936
Ames, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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North Grand Farmers Market Association
(515) 432-5147
North Grand Mall
Ames, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Story

Berry Patch Farm
(877) 382-5138
Nevada, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Farm to Folk
(515) 388-5501
Story City, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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ISU Student Organic Farm
(515) 294-3858
Ames, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Farm to Folk Collaborative
(515) 388-5501
Ames, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Ames Farmers Market I
(515) 292-1936
Main Street Station; 424 Main Street
Ames, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Story

Growing Harmony Farm
(515) 382-3117
Nevada, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Gabler's Green Acres
(515) 291-6140
Story City, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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The #1 Food to ALWAYS Buy Organic

May 14, 2011
Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
The #1 Food to ALWAYS Buy Organic

Every time the average American eats their healthy fruits and veggies, they also consume residues of synthetic chemicals from insect killers, fungicides and fertilizers. You could avoid all that by choosing to buy organic, but that’s not a budgetary reality for many in today’s economy. What to do?

Know what fruits and vegetables have the most toxins and choose to buy only those varieties organic. Let’s start with the #1 worst item on the list for 2011. According to the Environmental Working Group the most toxic produce item in American shopping carts is……drum roll, please…….celery.

That’s right. Those innocent-looking pale green stalks host the highest dollop of unpleasantries of any item in the produce section in 2010. (See EWG’s list of worst and best produce options .)

Choose to buy this item organic instead of eliminating it from your routine because calorie for calorie, celery provides a surprising number of nutrients. Its low-calorie count (just 19 calories per cup) combined with its high-fiber content, which helps to make you feel full, make celery an excellent food for promoting weight control.

Heart Health
Celery’s ability to reduce blood pressure has long been recognized by eastern medical practitioners. Animal studies in the west have also shown 12 to 14 percent reductions. Celery is also a good source of potassium, a mineral that is necessary for maintaining healthy blood pressure. Celery is also a good source for folate, vitamin B6 and fiber which have all been associated with reduce heart disease risk.

Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C, a nutrient that may help to protect against chronic disease. In one large-scale study, researchers found that men with the highest vitamin C levels in their blood (dietary intake) had a 71% reduced risk of dying from heart disease, while women with the highest levels had a 59% reduced risk.

Cholesterol
An 8-week study, where animals bred to have high cholesterol were fed a water-based solution of celery, significantly lowered their total cholesterol by increasing the secretion of bile acid, which helps to remove cholesterol from the body.

Cancer
Celery also contains antioxidant compounds which enhance the activity of certain white blood cells (immune defenders) that target and eliminate potentially harmful cells, including cancer cells. In addition, other compounds called acetylenics have been shown to s...

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