Farmer's Market Green Valley AZ

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

Green Valley Village Farmers Market
(520) 490-3315
Esperanza And I-19
Green Valley, AZ
Hours
October-April Wednesday, 10 :00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Barrio de Tubac Farmers Market
Plaza De Anza
Tubac, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
October-April
County
Santa Cruz

Camp Verde Farmers Market
(928) 567-0535 / (928) 567-1540
Historic Main St. & Hollaman
Camp Verde, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Yavapai

San Carlos Farmers Market
/ (928) 475-5925
Geronimo Square
San Carlos, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September
County
Gila

The Garden
(520) 847-2529
SE Conrner of Central & Bus Loop I-10
Bowie, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
February-November 1st and 3rd Saturday, 8:00 a.m-12:00 noon
County
Cochise

Sahuarita Summer Nights Farmers Market
(520) 490-3315
375 W. Sahuarita Center Way.
Sahuarita, AZ
Hours
May-September Thursdays 5 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Market in Downtown Yuma
Downtown Main St.
Yuma, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
December-March
County
Yuma

Ahwatukee Farmers' Market
4700 E. Warner Rd.
Phoenix, AZ
Hours
Sunday, 9 Am - 1 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Butter, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Carefree Farmers Market
(623) 848-1234
Corner of Easy St. & Ho Hum Way; At the Amphitheater Gardens
Carefree, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Mid October-May Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Tucson Farmers Market
St. Philip's Plaza
Tucson, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
September-
County
Pima

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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