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Organic Food Stores Elizabethtown KY

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Fallen Maple Farm
(270) 862-9509
Elizabethtown, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Vine Grove Farmers Market
(270) 877-2422
City parking lot behind 104 West Main Street
Vine Grove, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Friday, 7:30 am - noon
County
Hardin

Southwest Farmers' Market
(502) 649-4970
10200 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday 8 am - 12 noon
County
Jefferson

Rockcastle County Farmers Market III
(606) 256-9040
Aunt Polly's House
Renfro Valley, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 noon
County
Rockcastle

A Place on Earth CSA Farm
(502) 532-0476
Turners Station, KY
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Hardin County Farmers Market
(270) 862-9509
1111 North Dixie Avenue; Lakeshore Plaza
Elizabethtown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7:00a.m. - Sell Out
County
Hardin

Little Brush Creek Farm
(270) 932-5388
693 Big Brush Creek Road
Buffalo, KY
 
Mercer County Farmers Market
(859) 734-4378
Anderson/Dean Community Park; US 127
Harrodsburg, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Thursday, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Mercer

Grant County Farmers Market
(859) 824-7586
US 25 at the old school bus garage
Williamstown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday-Saturday, 8:30a.m. - Sell Out
County
Grant

Scott County Farmers Market I
(502) 863-0989
Corner of Champion Way and Cherry Blossom
Georgetown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Wednesday 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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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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