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Summit Farmers Market
(908) 277-6100
DeForest Ave., Between Summit & Maple Street
Summit, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 22-November 23 Sunday, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
County
Union

Templar Food Products
(908) 665-9511
571 Central Ave
New Providence, NJ

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Chatham Farmers Market
(973) 635-9388 ext. 588
Chatham Train Station (South Plaza); off Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 28-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Morris

Springfield Farmers Market
(973) 912-2201
Ruby Field, Caldwell Place
Springfield, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September 8-October 27 Monday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Union

Madison Farmers Market
(973) 593-8496
Bayley Ellard High School Parking Lot
Madison, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Morris

Westfield Farmers Market
(908) 233-3021
NJ Transit Railroad Station South Ave. parking lot
Westfield, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 5-November 1 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Union

Nature's Equity, Inc.
(973) 635-5550
11 Yarmouth Rd
Chatham, NJ

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New Providence Farmers Market
(908) 598-2532
Elkwood & Academy Borough Hall parkiing lot
New Providence, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 18-October 29 Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Union

Millburn Farmers Market
(973) 379-2341
Main & Essex St., Municipal parking lot
Millburn, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17-October 28 Tuesday, 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
County
Essex

Livingston Farmers Market
(973) 992-8080
45 South Livingston Ave.; Across from Fire House Commons-rear parking lot
Livingston, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-October 30 Thursday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Essex

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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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