Farmer's Market Florence KY

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

Dixie Farmers Market
(859) 342-6903
116 Commonwealth Avenue
Erlanger, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Thursday, 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Simon Kenton Farmers Market
(859) 960-0100
11132 Madison Pike; Ky Hwy 17 on the parking lot of Simon Kenton High Schoo
Independence, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Saturday 8:30 am - 2 pm
County
Kenton

Campbell County Farmers Market
(859) 635-9668
709 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon Tuesday, Friday, 3 pm - 6 pm
County
Campbell

Farmers Produce Market
(859) 635-5244
Wilmer Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Hours
June-November Monday-Sunday, 2:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Rising Sun Farmers Market
(812) 438-2750
Main & Walnut Streets
Rising Sun, IN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Ohio

Boone County Farmers Market
(859) 586-6101
Intersection of KY 18 & 237; Between Florence and Burlington
Burlington, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Daily 9 am - 3 pm
County
Boone

Northern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market
(859) 486-0058
6th St. Median; starting at 6th and Main in Main Strasse Village
Covington, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday 8:30 am - 2 pm
County
Kenton

Hollmeyers Orchard
3241 Fiddlers Green Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Hamilton

Campbell County Farmers Market II
(859) 635-5668
Martha Layne Collins at Lakeside
Highland Heights, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday, 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Dayton Farmers Market
(859) 491-1600
Dayton Public Parking Lot; Sixth Avenue Next to Tina's Tanning
Dayton, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-December Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

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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