Organic Food Cedar Rapids IA

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Greene Square Market
(391) 286-5731
Greene Square Park, 3rd Ave & 5th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-August Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market
(319) 398-0449
Greene Square Park, 3rd & 4th Ave SE at; 3rd & 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October June 6 & 20; July 18; August 1 & 15; September 5; October 3 Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Linn

Hiawatha Farmers Market
(319) 393-1515
Guthridge Park on 10th Avenue
Hiawatha, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
April-October Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Marion Farmers Market
(319) 377-4846
East End Shopping Center, 2275 7th Avenue
Marion, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-September Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
County
Linn

Shellsburg Farmers Market
(319) 436-2559
City Park
Shellsburg, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Benton

8th Avenue City Farmers Market
(319) 286-5731
Lot #44, 8th Avenue & 2nd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Linn

Noelridge Farmers Market
(319) 286-5731
Corner of Collins Road & Council Street NE; Greenhouse parking lot
Cedar Rapids, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Supernatural Organics
(319) 210-1390
Marion, IA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Mount Vernon Farmers Market
(319) 310-6299
Mt. Vernon Visitors Center, 311 1st Street W
Mount Vernon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Abbe Hills Farm CSA
(319) 895-6924
Mt Vernon, 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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