Farmer's Market Fort Campbell KY

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

Christian Co/Hopkinsville Farmers' Market
(270) 498-5180
Hopkinsville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Wednesday 7 am - 1 pm Saturday 7 am - 1 pm
County
Christian

Bradford Square Farmers Market
4000 Fort Campbell Blvd
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Norton Commons Farmers Market
(502) 459-6417
Intersection of Norton Commons Blvd and Meeting Street; in Norton Commons
Prospect, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday 4 pm - 7 pm Saturday 8 am - 12 noon
County
Jefferson

Caldwell County Farmers Market
(270) 365-3053
5591 W. Washington Street
Princeton, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Monday-Saturday, 8:30a.m. - Sell Out
County
Caldwell

Harlan County Farmers Market
(606) 573-4464
110 River Street behind the Huddle House; Harlan County Extension Meeting F
Harlan, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Bradford Square Farmers Market
(270) 886-9774
Bradford Square Mall; 41-A at Breathitt/Pennrile Parkway
Hopkinsville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 6:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Montgomery County Farmers Market
(931) 358-2356
L & N Train Station; 10th & Commerce Street
Clarksville, TN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Montgomery

Paris/Bourbon County Farmers Market
(859) 987-6614
720 High Street; Corner of 8th and High Street
Paris, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October- Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
County
Bourbon

Mountain Farmers Market
(606) 593-6584
Lee County Senior Citizens Building; At the Picnic Shelter on Route 11
Beattyville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Lee

Urban Fresh Market at Spalding University
(502) 775-4041
S. 4th St between York and Breckinridge; Spalding University, Kutz Green
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Monday 11 pm - 2 pm
County
Jefferson

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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