Organic Food Phenix City AL

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Russell County Farmers Market
(334) 298-6845
1700 14th Street; At Central Activity Center
Phenix City, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17- Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Russell

Peachtree Natural Foods
(706) 649-3071?
6770 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA
 
Pioneer Farmers Market
(334) 243-5933
Corner of East Academy & North Oak Street; Downtown
Troy, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 23-Mid-June Saturday, 7:00 a.m -10:00 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Pike

84 West Farmers Market
(334) 793-4194
The First Assembly Church; 3615 West Main St.
Dothan, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June4- Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Houston

BC Hunt Farms
(334) 451-1284
Prattville, AL
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Columbus State Farmers Market
(706) 649-7448
318 10th Ave.
Columbus, GA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Daily
County
Muscogee

Brewton Farmers Market
(251) 867-2669
Between Mildred & Lee Streets; SE of Hickory Street
Brewton, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June- Tuesday & Friday, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Escambia

Gadsden Farmers Market
at the intersection of 7th & Broad Street
Gadsden, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2- Tuesday & Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Etowah

Market on the Square
(251) 208-7443
Cathedral Square
Mobile, AL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October 6-November 17 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Mobile

Macon County Farmers Market
(334) 552-0682
Intersection of Elm & Spring Streets
Tuskegee, AL
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
October-March Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Macon

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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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