Farmer's Market Newington CT

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

New Britain Farmers Market
109 North Street
New Britain, CT
Hours
July-October Thursday, 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

New Britain Farmers Market
109 North Street; The church we always go to in New Britain
New Britain, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

Farmers' Market at Billings Forge
(860) 548-9877
563 Broad St.
Hartford, CT
Hours
Thursday, 11 Am - 2 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 13 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Farmers Market at Billings Forge
140 Russ Street
Harford, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 22-October Mondays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

West Hartford Farmers Market
LaSalle Road public parking lot; Across from Post Office
West Hartford, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

New Britain/Urban Oaks Farmers Market
225 Oak Street, Urban Oaks Market
New Britain, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
August-October Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

Rocky Hill Farmers Market
Center Street @ Town Hall
Rocky Hill, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Hartford Regional Market
I-91, Exit 27, 101 Reserve Road
Hartford, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
5:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

West Hartford Farmers Market
(860) 872-1941
Lasalle Road Public Parking Lot
West Hartford, CT
Hours
May-November Tuesday &Amp; Saturday, 9:30 A.M.- 1:30 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

West End Farmers Market
571 Farmington Avenue; United Methodist Church parking lot
Farmington, CT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-September Tuesday & Friday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Hartford

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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