Organic Markets Shepherdsville KY

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Beechmont Open Air Market
(502) 367-2652
4574 S. Third St.; Beechmont Baptist Church
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday 8 am - 12 noon

Whole Alternatives Foods
(502) 583-4402
1402 W Main St
Louisville, KY

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Urban Fresh Market at Spalding University
(502) 775-4041
S. 4th St between York and Breckinridge; Spalding University, Kutz Green
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Monday 11 pm - 2 pm
County
Jefferson

Old Louisville Farm Works Market
(502) 500-1459
1143 South Third St.; Parking lot of the Walnut St. Baptist Church
Lousiville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm
County
Jefferson

Bardstown Farmers Market
(502) 348-5947
East Flaget between 2nd & 3rd Streets
Bardstown, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30a.m. - 12:30noon

Jeffersontown Farmers Market
(502) 267-1674
10434 Watterson Trail; City Pavilion
Jeffersontown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm Saturday 7:30 am - noon
County
Jefferson

Taylorsville Main Street Farmers Market
(502) 252-1400
46 East Main Street; Parking Lot of T&R Antiques
Taylorsville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 12:00noon
County
Spencer

9th Street Farmers Market
(502) 778-4523
Roy Wilkinson Boulevard (9th & Chestnut Street); YMCA-Quinn Chapel Church P
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

18th Street Farmers' Market
(502) 778-1672
1811 Standard Ave.; Outside the historic Saint George's Catholic School
Louisville, KY
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wed - Sat 10 am - 7 pm
County
Jefferson

Botland Food Coop
(502) 348-8976
3 Miles from Bardstown on way to Springfield; where 150 intersects with 65
Bardstown, KY
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

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Defining Organic

From farm to home, many critical factors weigh on that increasingly important term.

March 2010

By Linda Melone

The term “organic” conjures up visions of pastoral farms and sun-kissed fruits and vegetables grown by caring farmers. For many, this ideal makes it easier to drive an hour to the nearest health-conscious market. But how much of that vision is fiction versus reality? Is natural beef as good as organic? What’s behind the USDA Organic label? These questions are becoming more relevant as a growing number of people make organic products their mainstay.

Behind the Organic Label

The sales growth of organic foods tops that of all other food and beverage sales. US sales of organic food and beverages comprised roughly 2.8% of all food sales in 2006 at $17.7 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association, up 21% from 2005. Organic non-food sales, such as textiles, personal care products, toys and pet foods, grew 26% in 2006. More availability of organic products and greater consumer awareness has driven these increases.

Within the past 30 years organic has grown from a small-farm movement to a major industry in which organic foods and products can be found on the shelves of major retailers. “Organic is becoming much more sophisticated,” says Carl Winter, PhD, on the faculty at the University of California Davis’ Foodsafe Program. “But this greater demand also means that organic food is not necessarily local anymore.”

Producing a product good enough to earn the USDA Organic label isn’t easy. Farmers and growers must meet strict government standards. In 1990 Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), which required the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop national standards for organically produced products. The OFPA and the National Organic Program regulations require farms or handling operations to be certified by a state or private entity accredited by the USDA.

“Organic products cost more money to produce and yields are not as high,” says Winter. “Organic farms must be open to yearly inspections. It’s difficult because you can have all the right ideas and use state-of-the-art organic practices, but if you cannot stay economically viable, you’re not going to manage.”

Government regulations determine ways in which agricultural products are grown and processed. Organic production requires a system of farming that excludes toxic pesticides and fertilizers to maintain and replenish the soil. Genetic engineering, cloning, irradiation and sewage sludge are prohibited.

“Generally, a farmer has to shun traditional technology,” says Mark A. Kastel, co-director and senior farm policy analyst for the Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute ( www.cornucopia. org ), an independent watchdog organization that monitors and promotes ecologically produced local and organic food. Produce must be grown on ground that has been free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers for at least thr...

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