Farmer's Market Coralville IA

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

Coralville Farmers Market
(319) 248-1750
S.T. Morrison Park, swimming pool parking lot
Coralville, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Monday & Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Iowa City Farmers Market
(319) 356-5110
Between Washington & College Streets
Iowa City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
County
Johnson

Lone Tree Farmers Market
(319) 629-4299
North Park
Lone Tree,, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

West Liberty Farmers Market
(319) 627-4045
RonDeVu Park, downtown on E. 3rd St.
West Liberty, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
County
Muscatine

Lisbon Farmers Market
(319) 455-2459
Main Street
Lisbon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Sycamore Mall Farmers Market
(319) 338-6111
Highway 6 & Sycamore Street
Iowa City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Johnson

North Liberty Farmers Market
Community Center north parking lot
North Liberty, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Amana Farmers Market
(800) 579-2299
Farmers Market Barn, in midtown Amana, behind Lehm Books
Amana, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-August Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Iowa

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
(319) 310-6299
Mt. Vernon Visitors Center, 311 1st Street W
Mount Vernon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Linn

Bolan Farmers Market
(641) 748-2204
In front of Bolan School House; 4208 Tulip
Bolan, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Worth

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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