Farmer's Market Lindenhurst NY

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

Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market
(631) 678-5227
1 West Chester Street.
City of Long Beach, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Early May-October Wed. 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
County
Nassau

Village Square Farmers & Artisans Market
(631) 323-3653
1 Village Square
Glen Cove, NY
Hours
June 6, 2010-November 21, 2010 Sunday, 7:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Watertown Monday Neighborhood Mobile Farmers Market
CCE, 203 N. Hamilton St,
Watertown, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
Jefferson

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market
(716) 822-2466
1443 - 1517 Clinton St & Bailey Ave,
Buffalo, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-April Sun.-Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat. 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Erie

South Glens Falls Farmers Market
(518) 365-6015
Spring Street
South Glens Falls, NY
Hours
June-October Monday, 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Glen Cove Village Square
(631) 323-3653
intersection of Glen, Schoo; School St. and Bridge St.
Glen Cove, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-November Sun. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Glen Cove

Watertown Monday Neighborhood Mobile Farmers Market 3
(315) 788-1933
Curtis Apartments, 336 W. Main St.
New York, NY
Hours
July 23-October 8 Thurs. 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Watertown Monday Neighborhood Mobile Farmers Market 2
(315) 788-1933
North Country Children'S Clinic
New York, NY
Hours
July 22-October 7 Wed. 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Senca Falls Farmers Market
(315) 539-9251
People's Park, Canalside
Seneca Falls, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
n

Speculator Farmers & Crafters Market
(518) 428-4521
Town Park, Rt 30, Across From Public Beach
Speculator, NY
Hours
06/24/2010-08/26/2010 Thursday, 3 Pm - 6 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 12 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

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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