Farmer's Market Dubuque IA

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

Fountain Park Farmers Market
Fountain Park Plaza
Dubuque, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
County
Dubuque

Dubuque Main Street Farmers Market
(563) 588-4400
Iowa Street between 11th & 13th Streets
Dubuque, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Dubuque

Galena Farmers Market
(815) 777-1838
Commerce St. by Old Market House in Galena; 11717 Rt. 20 West
Galena, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Jo Daviess

Dyersville Area Farmers Market
(563) 875-2311
Commerical Clun Park (Highway 136)
Dyersville, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Thursday, 2:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Dubuque

Platteville Farmers Market I
(608) 348-3992
Platteville City Park (across from City Hal)
Platteville, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - noon 12:00 p.m.
County
Grant

North End Farmers Market
(563) 583-8234
1001 Assisi Drive
Dubuque, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-August Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
County
Dubuque

Dubuque County Fairgrounds Farmers Market
(563) 879-3234
14583 Old Highway Road
Dubuque, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Dubuque

Galena Terriotory Farmers Market
(815) 777-2000
2000 Territory Drive, Located Near Homeowner Club
Galena, IL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday 7:30am-12:30pm

Platteville Farmers Market II
608-348-9827 or 608-348-3992
Millenium Theater; Parking lot on Bus Hwy 151
Platteville, WI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Prairie City Farmers Market
(515) 994-2310
Garden Square
Prairie City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Jasper

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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