Farmer's Market Tiverton RI

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

Sakonnet Growers’ Market
Pardon Gray Preserve; Rt. 77 at Lafayette Rd
Tiverton, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 27-October 3 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m

Norwood Farmers Market
(978) 590-6537
Municipal parking lot, Nahatan and Cottage Street, behind Apollo Function F
Norwood, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 16-October 30 Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Norfolk

Dartmouth Farmers Market
(508) 636-8047
Rex Field, adjacent to St. Peters Church, 351 Elm Street, Padanaram Village
Dartmouth, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 19-September 11 Friday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
County
Bristol

Haines State Park Farmers' Market
(401) 222-2781
Haines Memorial State Park; Metropolitan Park Drive and Park Ave.
Barringon, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 6-October 28 Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

New Beford/Clasky Common Farmers Market
(506) 996-0408
Plesant St. between Pearl St. & Pope St.; 105 William St.
New Bedford, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Bristol

Westport Farmers Market
(508) 636-4427
Westport Grange, 870 Main Rd.
Westport, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-September 26 Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Bristol

Colt State Park Farmers' Market
(401) 222-2781
Colt State Park - Hope St. and Asylum Rd
Bristol, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 1-October 30 Friday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Brockton Fairgrounds Farmers Market
(508) 674-0640
Brockton Fairgrounds
Brockton, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 18-October 28 Saturday, 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m
County
Plymouth

Barrington Farmers’ Market
Ace Hardware; 156 County Rd.
Barrington, RI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17-October 28 Wed. 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Barrington Farmers Market
Ace Hardware
Barrington, RI
 

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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