Farmer's Market Dunn NC

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Dunn Farmers Market
(910) 897-8453
Downtown; Corner of Edgerton Street and N. Clinton Avenue
Dunn, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Harnett

Lillington Farmers Market
401 N. Harnett Counyt Government Complex
Lillington, NC
Hours
06/02/10-09/30/10 Wednesday, 2 Pm - 5:30 Pm.
Items
Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 5 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Fearington Farmers Market
(919) 542-8202
Route 1 Box 323 J
Pittsboro, NC
Hours
April-November Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.-Early Evening
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Evening Farmers Market
(704) 873-3361
Pecan Park
Statesville, NC
Hours
April 1, 2010-October 28, 2010 Thursday, 4:00 Pm - 6:30 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 + Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

City of Mebane Parks & Recreation Farmers Markeet
(919) 563-3629
Clay Street; next to Warren's Drug Store
Mebane, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Alamance

Dunn Farmers Market
(910) 897-8453
Downtown
Dunn, NC
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Lillington Farmers Market
(919) 893-8206
401 North Lillington at Health Department
Lillington, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
County
Harnett

Columbus County Community Farmers Market, Inc.
(910) 648-4575
132 Government Complex Road; between the Farm Services Bldg & the Dept. of
Whiteville, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 7-September 27 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Columbus

Lowell Farmers' Market
(704) 824-3518
200 E. Second Street
Lowell, NC
Hours
May 12, 2011-October 19, 2011 Fridays, 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Items
Baked Goods, Butter, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 10 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Oxford Farmers Market
(919) 693-1000
Located At Corner Of Lanier &Amp; Mcclanahan Street
Oxford, NC
Hours
05/08/2010-10/30/2010 Saturday, 7 Am - 12 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, 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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