Farmer's Market Lebanon PA

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

Lebanon Farmers Market
(717) 272-9227
35 S. Eighth St.
Lebanon, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
County
Lebanon

Roots Country Market and Auction
(717) 898-7811
705 Graystone Rd.
Manheim, PA
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
November- Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Lancaster

Sideling Hill Turnpike Plaza Farmers Market
(717) 787-5086
Sideling Hill Turnpike Sevice Plaza; Rte 76 between exits 161 and 180
Hustontown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Fulton

Broad Street Farmers Market
(717) 236-7923
1233 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
County
Dauphin

Highland Park Citiparks Farmers Market
Pittsburgh Zoo Lower Lot; Butler and Baker Streets
Pittsburgh, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 15-Nov 22 Thu, 3:30 to 7:30 PM
County
Allegheny

Saturday's Market
(717) 944-2555
3751 3751 East Harriburg Pike; Rte 230 between Middletown and Elizabethtown
Middletown, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Dauphin

Pennsylvania Open Air Market
(717) 697-9617
Farm Show parking lot; Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tue, Fri, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
Dauphin

Mount Joy Farmers Market
(717) 653-4227
101 East Main Street; Union National Community Bank parking lot
Mount Joy, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Lancaster

West Shore Farmers Market
(717) 737-9881
900 Market St.
Lemoyne, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Cumberland

North Side Citiparks Farmers Market
(412) 262-1703
East Park; East Ohio St. and Cedar Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-Nov Fri, 3:30 to 7:30 PM
County
Allegheny

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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