Farmer's Market Poughkeepsie NY

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Village of Fishkill Farmers Market
(845) 897-4430
Rt 52 At Main St And Cary Avenue
Fishkill, NY
Hours
05/27/2010-10/28/2010 Thursday, 9 Am - 4 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 10 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Kingston Farmers Market
845-853-8512, cell: 845-532-6044
Between John and North Front Sts. in Historic Uptown Stockade District
Kingston, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Late May-Mid-November Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
County
Ulster

University Community Farmers Market
Main Street At Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Hours
06/05/2010-10/16/2010 Saturday, 8:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 7 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Scottsville Farmers Market
585-8891-1801
Ice Arena, 1800 Scottsville-Chili Rd
New York, NY
Hours
Late June-Early October Sun. 9:00 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

Victor Farmers' Market
(585) 924-3090
Mead Square Parking Lot, Btw Maple Ave &Amp; School St.
New York, NY
Hours
Mid May-October Wednesday, 3 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Ann Street Market / Newburgh Farmers Market
845-562-6940 X110
Municipal parking lot, across from Ann Street Gallery
Newburgh, NY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Last Saturday of month, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
County
Orange

Walden Village Square Farmers Market
(845) 294-5557
Village Square In Front Of The Library
Walden, NY
Hours
June 24, 2010-Oct 31, 2010 Thursday, 12 Pm - 4 Pm.
Items
Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 8 Vendors.
Other
Organic: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: Yes

Watertown Monday Neighborhood Farmers Market
(315) 788-1933
Cce, 203 N. Hamilton St,
Watertown, NY
Hours
July-Early October Mon. 3:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

West Farmers Market
718-542-0109 X11
Drew Gardens, East Tremont Ave, 1 1/2 Blocks East Of Boston Rd
New York, NY
Hours
Mid July-Mid November Wed. 10:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Tupper Lake Farmers' Market
The Wild Center Natural History Museum
Tupper Lake, NY
Hours
06/24/2010-09/30/2010 Thursday, 11:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 18 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
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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