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Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market
(406) 855-1299
Heart of N. 29th & 2nd Ave. N.
Billings, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 18-October 3 Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon
County
Yellowstone

Good Earth Market
(406) 259-2622
3024 2nd Ave. No.
Billings, MT
 
Boulder Farmers Market
(406) 225-3466
Boulder City Park
Boulder, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-September 5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Jefferson

Whitehall Farmers Market, Produce & Crafts
(406) 287-3532
Legion Street
Whitehall, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-August 29 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Jefferson

Glendive Farmers Market
406.486.5737 or 406.939.0978 (cell)
J C West Park; across from Albertson's
Glendive, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 8-October 2 Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00/11:30 a.m.
County
Dawson

Laurel Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market
(406) 628-8105
Firemens' Memorial Park, corner of West 1st St and 2nd Ave
Laurel, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-September Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- dusk
County
Yellowstone

Montana Harvest
(406) 252-6969
1710 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT
 
Madison Meadowlark CSA
Whitehall, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Harvest House Farm
(406) 763-4464
Bozeman, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Turner Farms
(406) 721-5678
Missoula, MT
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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