Farmer's Market Claymont DE

Local resource for farmer’s market in Claymont. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Chester Farmers Market
(215) 568-0830 x124
9th and Hayes Street
Chester, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Delaware

Wilmington Farmers Market
(302) 425-0196
Rodney Square; East 9th & 11th Streets
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 13-October 14 Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Brandywine Urban Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
12Th &Amp; Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE
Hours
July 13-August 20 Monday &Amp; Thursday,
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Little Italy Neighborhood Association Farmers Market
(302) 658-7072
7th Street & Bancroft Parkway; Old DMV Building Parking Lot
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 16-September 26 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

L.I.N.A. Farmers Market
(302) 658-7072
8Th And Bancroft Parkway
Wilmington, DE
Hours
05/15/2010-09;25/2010
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Jams Jellies And Preserves
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

CAMP F.R.E.S.H. Community Garden & Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
Howard High School of Technology; 401 E. 12th Street
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Monday & Thursday 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Wilmington Hospital Campus Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
Wilmington Hospital; 501 W. 14th Street
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Mondays & Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Brandywine Urban Farmers Market
(302) 428-2169
12th & Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 13-August 20 Monday & Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Camp FRESH farmers market
(302) 428-6524
501 W. 14Th Street
Wilmington, DE
Hours
06/22/2010-08/26/2010 Monday, 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm. Thursday, 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm.
Items
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 2 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Carousel Park Farmers Market
(302) 239-5182
Carousel Park Equestrian Center
Wilmington, DE
Hours
05/28/2010-09/03/2010 Friday, 2 Pm - 6 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Fish And Seafood, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

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