Organic Food Jonesboro AR

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Jonesboro Farmers Market
3423 E. Highland Drive
Jonesboro, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December
County
Poinsett

Paragould Farmers Market
100 4th Ave. Downtown
Paragould, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Greene

Perryville County Farmers Market
(501) 889-5124
City Park on Hwy. 10; 55 Heifer Road
Perryville, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Perry

Columbia County Homegrown Market Association
Corner of Stadium & Vine
Magnolia, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Columbia

Polk County Farmers Market
524 Sherwood Ave.; Mena Depot Center
Mena, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September
County
Polk

Southern Brown Rice
(870) 684-2354
PO Box 185
Weiner, AR

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Arkansas Home Grown Market III
YMCA - 12th & Cleveland
Little Rock, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday
County
Pulaski

Rogers Farmers Market
Frisco Park in Historic Downtown Rogers
Rogers, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday & Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Benton

Siloam Springs Farmers Market
Twin Springs Park, Downtown
Siloam Springs, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Benton

Eureks Springs Farmers Market
(479) 253-7461
10 Woolridge
Eureka Springs, AR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Thursday afternoon Sunday morning
County
Carrol

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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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