Farmer's Market The Dalles OR

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

The Dalles Wednesday Farmers Market
(541) 296-2231
404 West 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid May-September Wednesday, 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Gorge Grown Farmers Market
(541) 490-6420
Hood River Middle School; 1602 May Street across from Jackson Park
Hood River, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-Early October Thurday, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Gresham Farmers Market
(503) 727-9828
Miller Street between 2nd & 3rd
Gresham, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Bandon Little Farmers Market
(541) 347-9081
350 2nd St.; Old Town Bandon
Bandon, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Klamath Falls Farmers Market
(541) 884-4267
9th Street between Klamath Avenue & Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid-June-Mid-October Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Hood River Saturday Market
(541) 387-8349
5th and Columbia, across from Full Sail
Hood River, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Yachats Farmers Market
(541) 528-7192
Yachats Commons; Old school on Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Wallowa Community Farmers Market
(541) 432-0930
County Courthouse Lawn
Joseph, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid June-August Wednesday, 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Salem Saturday Market
(503) 585-8264
Corner of Summer Street & Marion Street, NE
Salem, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Madras Saturday Market
(541) 546-6350
Friendship Park, 4th & E Street
Madras, OR
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

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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