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Whole Alternatives Foods
(502) 583-4402
1402 W Main St
Louisville, KY

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Portland Shawnee Farmers Market
(502) 741-1673
38th & Market; Portland Baptist Church Parking Lot
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon

Rowan Street Farmers Market
(502) 252-9305
Rowan St.; near Habitat For Humanity
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-November Tue - Thu, 8 am - noon
County
Jefferson

Phoenix Hill Farmers Market
(502) 583-7133
829 E. Market St; parking lot of "The Felice" complex
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday 3 pm - 6:30 pm
County
Jefferson

Smoketown Shelby Park Farmers Market
(502) 905-9200
Meeyzek Middle School
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon

Beechmont Open Air Market
(502) 367-2652
4574 S. Third St.; Beechmont Baptist Church
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday 8 am - 12 noon

Old Louisville Farm Works Market
(502) 500-1459
1143 South Third St.; Parking lot of the Walnut St. Baptist Church
Lousiville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm
County
Jefferson

9th Street Farmers Market
(502) 778-4523
Roy Wilkinson Boulevard (9th & Chestnut Street); YMCA-Quinn Chapel Church P
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Urban Fresh Market at Spalding University
(502) 775-4041
S. 4th St between York and Breckinridge; Spalding University, Kutz Green
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Monday 11 pm - 2 pm
County
Jefferson

Bardstown Road Farmers Market
(502) 220-0947
1722 Bardstown Road; Parking Lot of the Bardstown Presbyterian Church
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Thursday 4 pm - 6:30 pm

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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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