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
 
Breckinridge County Farmers Produce Market
(270) 756-2182
Intersection of US 60 Bypass and State Road 261 So
Hardinsburg, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday 4 pm - sell out Saturday7 am - sell out
County
Breckinridge

Mason County Farmers Market
(606) 564-6808
Limestone Center; corner of US 68 and Forrest Ave.
Maysville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tue, Thu, Sat, 7:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
County
Mason

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

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

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.

Jessamine County Farmers Market I
(859) 887-2797
111 Hoover Dr; Jessamine Co Senior Citizen's Center
Nicholasville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Wednesday 10 am - 12:30 pm
County
Jessamine

Southern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market
(270) 749-4600
Corner of 31W Bypass & Fairview Avenue; front of Riverside Building, Medica
Bowling Green, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday, 7:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday, 7:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Warren

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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