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Organic Food Stores Dundalk MD

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Dundalk Village Farmers Market
(410) 282-2540
Shipping Place at Dunman Way; Park in back of Dundalk Post Office
Dundalk, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-November 15 Saturday, 6:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Eastpoint Farmers Market
(410) 562-3464
7839 Eastern Avenue, Eastpoint Mall
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 25-October 29 Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Park Heights Community Farmers Market
(410) 542-8190
5201 Park Heights Avenue; Pimlico Race Course Parking Lot
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 11-December 17 Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

The Centre at Glen Burnie Town Center Farmers Market
(410) 349-0317
Parking Lot in front of Best Buy; 6711 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November 21- Thanksgiving Special, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Anne Arundel

Baltimore Farmers Market
(410) 752-8632
Downtown, Saratoga Street; Between Holiday & Gay Streets (under JFX Viaduct
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 4-December 21 Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon (or sell out)
County
Baltimore

Highlandtown Farmers Market
(410) 342-3234
3500 Block of Bank Street; At the corner of South Conkling & Bank Streets
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Baltimore

The Zahradka Farm
(410) 686-0808
Baltimore, MD
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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32nd Street/Waverly Farmers Market
(410) 889-6388 or (410) 917-1496
E. 32nd & Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Baltimore

Village of Cross Keys Farmers Market
(410) 592-6095
5100 Falls Road, Parking lot-Village of Cross Keys
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 3-October 28 Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Harbor East FRESHFARM Market
(202) 362-8889
1000 block of Lancaster St.
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 14-October 25 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

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Organic Foods - FAQ

1. What is organic food?
Organic refers not to the food itself, but how it is produced. Organic food production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes the fertility of the soil. Organic foods are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Organic foods are minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.

2. How is "certified organic" food different from other organic food?
"Certified" means that the food has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards that have been established.

3. Who regulates the certified organic claims?
The federal government set standards for the production, processing and certification of organic food in the Organic Food Production Act of 1990. A National Organic Standards Board was established at that time and now is developing the guidelines and procedures that will regulate all crops from produce, grains, meat, dairy and eggs to processed foods. The law was activated April 21, 2001. Those who grow or market "organic" products were required to comply with the rule as of October 21, 2002. The Act provides that a person may sell or label an agricultural product as organically produced only if the product has been produced and handled in accordance with provisions of the Act and these regulations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees the program.

4. Is organic food completely free of pesticide residues?
Organic food is not produced with toxic synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. However, there are some instances where residues may be carried to organic fields from neighboring conventional farms and environmental pollution.

5. Do organic farmers ever use pesticides?
Yes. However, only natural pesticides are permitted with restrictions as a last resort when growers are threatened with crop failure. Organic farmers' primary strategy is "prevention." By building healthy soils, healthy plants are better able to resist disease and insects. When pest populations get out of balance, growers will try various options like insect predators, mating disruption, traps and barriers. If these fail, permission will be granted by the certifier to apply botanical pesticides under restricted conditions. "Botanicals" are derived from plants and are broken down quickly by oxygen and sunlight.

6. Is organic food better for you?
There is no scientific evidence at this time to suggest that organically produced foods are more nutritious. However, well-balanced soils grow strong healthy plants that many people believe taste better and contain more nutrients. Many restaurant chefs across the country are using organic produc...

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