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Organic Food Stores Eatontown NJ

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Red Bank Farmers Market & Crafts
(732) 530-7300
W. Front St.& Shrewsbury Ave./Galleria Parking lot
Red Bank, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 11-November 23 Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Highlands Farmers Market
(732) 291-4713
Bay & Waterwitch Ave., At Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-November 1 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Giamono's Organic Farmers Market
(732) 775-4275
Giamono's Restaurant Parking Lot; 301 Main St. (Route 71)
Bradley Beach, NJ
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. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Belmar Farmers Market
(732) 681-2900
Payone Plaza; 9th & Main Sts.
Belmar, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 5-Aaugust 31 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Millstone Farmers Market
(732) 866-1848
Wagner Park; Woodville Rd. (Rt. 527) & Baird Rd.
Millstone Twp., NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

West End Farmers Market
(732) 229-6999
Corner of Brighton & Saires Ave.; Behind Jesse's Café
Long Branch, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-December 4 Thursday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Atlantic Highlands Farmers Market
(732) 946-2711
Ferry Stop; Park on Harbo & 1st Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 11-October 24 Friday, 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Keyport Farmers Market
(732) 739-5138
Waterfront Mini Park; Opposite Borough Hall
Keyport, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 3-October 30 Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Freehold Farmers Market
(732) 462-3584
Hall of Records Plaza 1- East Main St.
Freehold, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 10-October 21 Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

Englishtown Auction Sales Market
(609) 209-4032
Off of Country Rd. 527
Englishtown, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
County
Monmouth

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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