Organic Food Elkton MD

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Cecil County Farmers Market at Elkton
(410) 996-8469
129 East Main St.; In back of Courthouse (Enter from High Street)
Elkton, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 14-October 25 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Cecil

Cecil County Farmers Market at Chesapeake City
(410) 996-8469
2728 Augustine Herman Hwy.; Rte 213 at Chesapeake Wine and Spirits
Chesapeake City, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 13-October 24 Friday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Cecil

Middletown Farmers Market
(410) 490-7038
Forest Presgyterian Church (parking lot); 44 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 11-November 28 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Carousel Park Framers Market
(302) 239-5182
Carousel Park Equestrian Center; 3700 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 22-September 4 Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Farm Stuff
(610) 329-5602
Nottingham, PA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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United Cocoa Processor, Inc
(302) 731-0825
701 Pencader Dr
Newark, DE

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Kranz Hill Farm
(302) 540-0912
Newark, DE
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Calvert Farm
(410) 658-3914
Rising Sun, MD
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Inverbrook Farm
(610) 563-3116
West Grove, PA
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Havre de Grace Farmers Market
(410) 939-3303
Pennington Ave. at N. Washington St.
Havre de Grace, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-October 18 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Harford

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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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