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freaknut101 Mar 30, 2012 09:50 AM

Organic produce. I am well aware of Whole Foods but I'd love to support smaller local vendors. I've looked into farmer's markets, local farms, and even found a Co-Op. The farmer's markets and local farms don't seem to be selling produce until May/June and the "season" only goes into about October at the latest. Any suggestions?

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    lovessushi RE: freaknut101 Mar 30, 2012 01:52 PM

    I'm always on the lookout for organic produce from smaller vendors as well. Very hard to find! I mainly stick with wf in the colder months and the markets in the summer. I'll be interested to see if anyone else has any feedback...

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      maryanne06 RE: freaknut101 Mar 31, 2012 07:44 AM

      The Market Basket in Franklin Lakes also has an organic produce section, too. Keep an eye out for their weekly specials in the fish department, too. We went to the Ringwood Farmers Market a couple of weeks ago (once a month in winter)....I think that Ramsey and Montclair still have theirs year-round, it's just quite a bit scaled down in the wintery months.

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        agnesrob RE: freaknut101 Apr 1, 2012 03:31 AM

        I like Old Hook Farm on Old Hook Road in Emerson.

        http://www.oldhookfarm.com/

        1. PuniceaRana RE: freaknut101 Apr 1, 2012 12:54 PM

          Here is a list of CSA's in NJ, many of which are organic. http://www.slowfoodnnj.org/pdf/CSAs.pdf

          I'd also recommend checking out the Organic Consumers Association, http://www.organicconsumers.org/state... for farms in your area.

          and farmer's Pal http://www.farmerspal.com/organic-far...

          as well as NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmer's Association) http://www.nofanj.org/

          You can always hit up Kings Supermarkets for a great selection of organic produce as an alternative to WF.

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