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Organic Food Stores Toms River NJ

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Toms River Farmers Market
(732) 701-9323
Huddy Park- Water St.
Toms River, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 11-October 22 Wednesday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Ocean

Mister Cookie Face
(732) 370-5533
1989 Rutgers Univ Blvd
Lakewood, NJ

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Brand Aromatics, Inc.
(732) 363-8080
1600 Oak Street
Lakewood, NJ

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Earthen Harvest
(732) 757-9167
Jackson, NJ
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Alma Park Alpacas
(732) 620-1052
Jackson, NJ
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Seaside Park Marina Farmers Market
(732) 793-3700
Seaside Park Marina Lot; Corner of J Street & Central Avenue
Seaside Park, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 16-September 1 Monday, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Ocean

Forked River Farmers Market
(609) 693-1100 ext. 2201
Community Hall parking lot; Rt. 9 & Lacey Rd.
Forked River, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-September 19 Friday, 12:00 noon- 5:00 p.m.
County
Ocean

Point Pleasant Farmers Market
(732) 701-0055
Borden parking lot
Point Pleasant, NJ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-September 21 Sunday, 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
County
Ocean

Three Pines Farm
(732) 239-4785
Jackson, NJ
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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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

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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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