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FARMERS MARKET ADVANTAGES OVER MASS MANUFACTURING
CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Organic Nutrition Making Us Whole and Healthy

 

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKET PRODUCE IS THE IDEAL SOURCE OF TRUST WORTHY LOCAL ORGANIC FOOD. MAINLY GROWN FROM HEIRLOOM SEEDS (NON-GMO) TO PROVIDE YOU WITH VITAMIN RICH NUTRITIOUS FOODS THAT SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. THE SOIL IS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ORGANIC FERTILIZERS TO FURTHER INCREASE VITAMIN AND MINERAL CONTENT. NON-TOXIC PEST CONTROL MEASURES ARE USED TO GROW HEALTHIER FOODS WHILE DISCOURAGING INSECTS.AS AN ADDED BONUS, CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS PRODUCE IS FLAVOR-FULL. BY SUPPORTING LOCAL GROWERS AND FARMERS MARKETS WE ALL BENEFIT, MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER, HEALTHIER PLACE FOR US ALL TO LIVE IN STARTING AT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND WORKING OUR WAY UP TO THE GLOBAL LEVEL. TASTE THE BENEFITS AT A CHICAGO FARMERS MARKET NEAR YOU AND START SHOPPING ONLINE WITH US.
MASS MANUFACTURING: Pesticides (and GMO'S) Nobody Needs

 

CONCERNED ABOUT HOW HEALTHY SUPERMARKET PRODUCE IS FOR YOU? TYPICAL SUPERMARKET PRODUCE CAN BE LOADED WITH TOXIC SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS AND GROWN IS KEEP DEPLETED SOILS ON ARTIFICAL FERTILIZER LIFE-SUPPORT, RESULTING IN PRODUCE WITH LOWER AND LOWER VITAMIN AND MINERAL CONTENT AND NEGATIVELY AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH. ALTHOUGH MANY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE WAX COATED TO MAKE THEM LOOK PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE OUR CONTINUED PURCHASE OF THIS MASS MANUFACTURED "FOOD" MAKES FUNDS MEGA CORPORATIONS TO LOBBY AND OBTAIN HIGHER LIMITS ON DANGEROUS PESTICIDES THAT ACCUMULATE IN OUR BODIES. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU THE CONSUMER? HOW HEALTHY CAN THIS "FOOD" POSSIBLY BE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Healthy and Whole

 

ARE PROCESSED (JUNK) FOODS MAKING YOU SICK WITH OBESITY, DIABETES OR CANCER OR OTHER ILLNESSES? TRUSTWORTHY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AGREE THAT THE FOOD YOU EAT IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN YOUR HEALTH. BUT, LUCKILY, WHOLE FOODS CAN HELP REVERSE THIS IF YOU TAKE ACTION NOW. CHICAGO FARMERS MARKET ORGANIC PRODUCE IS WHOLE, FRESH AND LOADED WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS NOT TOXIC CHEMICALS AND ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS. LOCALLY GROWN SO THERE IS NOT MUCH DISTANCE TO SHIP IT. IT IS PICKED FRESH AND NATURALLY RIPENED JUST IN TIME FOR THE NEXT CHICAGO AREA FARMERS MARKET. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE CHARGE AND LIVE HEALTHY AND WHOLE AGAIN WHILE BENEFITTING YOUR LOCAL GROWERS, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT. THERE IS VERY LITTLE HANDLING INVOLVED, ELIMINATING THE ENVIRONMENTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF CLEAN PLASTIC WRAPPED STYROFOAM TRAYS TO PACK IT IN. ALL THIS SAVES MONEY, TIME, EFFORT AND VALUABLE ENERGY AND MATERIAL RESOURCES TO BETTER PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT WE ALL LIVE IN. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE SALES AT CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS NEAR YOU TO START SAVING TODAY.

MASS MANUFACTURING: Plastic Wrapped Organic

 

GROCERY STORE ORGANIC PRODUCE IS VERY EXPENSIVE. ALTHOUGH IT IS SLOWLY BECOMING MORE AVAILABLE, COST IS THE MOST COMMON CONCERN AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE TRY TO AVOID INFERIOR GROWN PRODUCE. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A STEADY SUPPLY OF ORGANIC FOODS, SUPERMARKETS RELY ON BIGGER, NON-LOCAL GROWERS, INCLUDING MANY OF THE MEGA PRODUCERS THAT ALSO SUPPLY THEIR REGULAR GMO AND UN-NATURAL PRODUCE. BEING NON-LOCAL, MOST OF THIS PRODUCE MUST BE SHIPPED LONG DISTANCE (OFTEN 1,000 MILES OR MORE AND OFTEN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES). THE ORGANIC PRODUCE MUST BE PICKED BEFORE IT IS RIPE, TRANSPORTED IN REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS AND TRUCKS, SHIPPED FASTER AND BE BETTER PACKAGED TO WITHSTAND EXTENSIVE SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO AVOID BRUISING. WAX KEEPS NON-ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE. BUT, WHO WANTS THEIR ORGANIC PRODUCE WAXED? ALL THIS MAKES GROCERY STORE ORGANIC PRODUCE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE AND MORE LABOR, ENERGY AND MATERIALINTENSIVE (INCLUDING THE NON ECO-FRIENDLY CLEAR PLASTIC WRAPPED STYROFOAM TRAYS).

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Benefitting America's Health and Local Economies

 

WHEN YOU PURCHASE PRODUCE FROM CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS, THE MONEY GOES DIRECTLY TO BENEFITTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND LOCAL GROWERS TO PRODUCE THE HEALTIEST FOOD POSSIBLE. WITH YOUR HELP THIS MOVEMENT WILL KEEP INCREASING, MAKING LOCAL ECONOMIES STRONGER AND MORE SELF-SUFFICIENT IN THE FOOD IT GROWS RATHER THAN FUNDING MEGA GROWERS AND BEING DEPENDENT ON FOREIGN IMPORTED PRODUCE. START BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES TODAY WITH THE WIN-WIN SITUATION OF CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS ONLINE SALES.

MASS MANUFACTURING: Using Our Purchases to Lobby Against Our Rights and Nature

 

WHAT ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS (GMO'S)? AND WHAT CAN YOU DO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM THEM AND THE HERBICIDES THEY ABSORB? WHEN YOU PURCHASE MASS PRODUCED PRODUCE FROM A SUPERMARKET, WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? MOSTLY TO THE MEGA GROWING CORPORATIONS TO FEED SPECIAL INTEREST LOBBYING AGAINST YOUR RIGHTS TO KNOW WHAT IS EVEN IN THE FOOD. THE MONEY LEAVES YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY AND FUNDS THE NEXT WAVE OF DEVELOPING MORE PROFITABLE GENETICALLY MANIPULATED PLANTS AND ANIMALS (GMO'S), MORE DEADLY PESTICIDES, SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION THAT HAS BLOCKED THE "COSLY" LABELING OF GMO'S THAT WOULD ALLOW US (THE CONSUMERS) TO VOTE WITH OUR PURCHASES AND DECIDE IF THIS IS REALLY WHAT WE WANT TO EAT. THREATENED BY LOCAL ORGANIC GROWERS, FOOD MEGA-CORPS USE THEIR NEWLY INVENTED GMO FOODS AND TEAMS OF LAWYERS TO SUE THRIVING ORGANIC FARMERS FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT WHEN THEIR UNWANTED GMO CROPS INVADE ORGANIC GROWERS FIELDS. AND DESPITE INCREASING PUBLIC CONCERN OVER THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS OF GMO'S AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER THRU THE WIDESPREAD DEVESTATION OF BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND WILD LIFE IN GENERAL, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND REPRESENTATIVES CONTINUE TO INSIST THAT UNTESTED AND ESSENTIALLY UNREGULATED GMO's ARE SAFE AND NEITHER REQUIRE TESTING NOR LABELING. ARE THESE THE BUSINESS PRACTICES YOU WANT TO SUPPORT WITH YOUR FOOD PURCHASES?

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Eco Responsible

 

LOCALLY GROWN CHICAGO FARMERS MARKET PRODUCE REQUIRES ONLY A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF ENERGY TO TRANSPORT AND ALMOST NEVER REQUIRES REFRIGERATION. BY DECREASING ENERGY DEMANDS WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DECREASE ENERGY PRICES AS WELL AS HELP THE ENVIRONMENT. JOIN THE NEW MOVEMENT TO REDUCE ENERGY DEMANDS, REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING AND LOWER ENERGY PRICES BY SUPPORTING ENERGY EFFICIENT LOCAL CHICAGO GROWERS AT CHICAGO AREA FARMERS MARKETS.

MASS MANUFACTURING: Eco Destroying

 

NON-LOCAL GROCERY STORE PRODUCE SHIPPED FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND STATES CONSUMES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ENERGY AS IT TRAVELS AN AVERAGE OF 1,000 TO 1,500 MILES ON ITS WAY TO YOU IN REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS AND TRUCKS AND CONTINUES TO BE REFRIGERATED IN THE STORE. TENS OF MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF OIL, GREENHOUSE GASES, POLLUTION (AND OCCASIONAL OIL SPILLS). THIS UNNECESSARY ENERGY DEMAND FROM MASS SHIPPING AND REFRIGERATING OF NON-LOCAL PRODUCE RESULTS NOT ONLY TO MORE WASTE AND POLLUTION. AND IT RESULTS IN HIGHER GAS PRICES AT THE PUMP AND A HIGHER COST OF LIVING FOR ALL OF US.

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Preserving Wildlife and Promoting Biodiversity

 

LOCAL CHICAGO FARMERS, UNLIKE MASS PRODUCERS ARE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT GOES INTO THE FOOD THEY GROW. THEY HOLD THEMSELVES TO A HIGHER STANDARD, LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND EAT THE FOOD THEY PRODUCE. LOCAL ORGANIC CHICAGO GROWERS THAT SUPPLY CHICAGO AREA FARMERS MARKETS STRIVE TO MAKE FOOD HEALTHY. THEY LIMIT INSECT AND OTHER PEST PROBLEMS WITH NATURAL, ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY MEANS THAT AVOID THE USE OF DEADLY CHEMICALS TO ASSURE YOU THAT THE FOOD YOU ARE EATING IS PROMOTING GOOD HEALTH, NOT POISONING YOU. WITH OUR FARMERS MARKETS ONLINE SALES SYSTEM, WE PROVIDE YOU THE CUSTOMER WITH THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF RATING AND COMMENTING TO PUBLICLY POST THE QUALITY OF WHAT YOU PURCHASE AND VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK.

MASS MANUFACTURING: Killing Birds, Bees, Fish, Flowers, Trees and Even US on a Global Scale

 

MASS PRODUCED FOOD AT THE SUPERMARKET IS INUNDATED WITH TOXIC PESTICIDES. IF YOU HAVE EVER PURCHASED A PESTICIDE AND READ THE LABEL YOU KNOW THAT THE RUNOFF ALONE CAN CONTAMINATE WATER SUPPLIES AS WELL AS THE AIR WE BREATHE. CHEMICAL PESTICIDES ARE A SERIOUS RISK TO BIRDS, BEES, FLOWERS, TREES, FISH, WILDLIFE, PETS, SMALL CHILDREN AND YOU AND ME. MULTIPLY THIS HARMFUL EFFECT BY MILLIONS OF TIMES AND YOU HAVE THE STANDARD OPERATING MODEL FOR MASS-GROWN PRODUCE. MANY OF THE PESTICIDES AND OTHER HARMFUL CHEMICALS OUTLAWED IN THE UNITED STATES ARE STILL IN COMMON USAGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES WE IMPORT OUR FOOD FROM. THE RESIDUE OF MOST AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS DOES NOT JUST GO AWAY. THESE CHEMICALS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PRODUCE AND DO NOT SIMPLY WASH OFF. IN FACT, THEY TEND TO ACCUMULATE IN THE BODY OVER TIME. GIVEN THE LONG LISTS OF ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THESE CHEMICALS IS THERE ANY DOUBT AS TO HOW CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS HAVE BECOME MORE AND MORE WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD?

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Restoring Confidence in the Food We Buy

 

BUYING PRODUCE DIRECTLY FROM LOCAL CHICAGO AREA GROWERS AT CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE AND PEACE OF MIND. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOUR PRODUCE COMES FROM AND WHO THE GROWER IS, PERSONALLY. BY KEEPING EVERYTHING LOCAL, THE PRODUCE YOU BUY IS COMPLETELY TRACEABLE TO WHO GREW IT. FARMERS MARKET CUSTOMERS ARE INFORMED ABOUT WHERE TO FIND THE HIGHEST SERVICE AND QUALITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL CHICAGO AREA GROWER AND EACH ITEM PURCHASED.

MASS MANUFACTURING: Don't Know Where It Came From

 

IN ADDITION TO HIDING GMO'S IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY MASS MANUFACTURING HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY CONTAMINATED PRODUCE WE HAVE SO OFTEN SEEN IN THE NEWS. THERE APPEARS TO BE LITTLE OR NO ACCOUNTABILITY WITH MAJOR SUPPLIERS. WITHOUT PERSONALLY SEEING HOW OUR FOOD IS GROWN AND BEING ABLE TO INSPECT THE PROCESS FOR OURSELVES HOW CAN WE TRUST THE FOOD WE ARE BUYING AND EATING? HEALTH THREATS CONTINUE TO EXIST WITH THIS VOLUNTARY RECALL SYSTEM OF CORPORATIONS WHOSE MAIN GOAL IS THEIR OWN FINANCIAL PROFITS. PRODUCE IS GATHERED DUMPED AND DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT SUFFICIENT TRACKING AND DEADLY PRODUCTS CAN ENTER THE SHELVES ATANY TIME. IT IS LOGISTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SUPERMARKETS TO TRACE CONTAMINATED PRODUCE BACK TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN (OR IN THE CASE OF TOMATOES A FEW YEARS BACK THAT THE PROBLEM WAS REALLY CONTAMINATED JALEPENOS). SUPERMARKETS ARE AT THE MERCY OF THEIR SUPPLIERS. WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM, ALL THE SUPERMARKET CAN DO IS DISCARD ALL SUSPECTED PRODUCE AND HOPE FOR THE BEST. WHY CONTINUE GAMBLING WITH YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY?

CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS: Food You and Your Family Can Be Proud of

 

FOR FOOD YOU CAN BE PROUD OF TRY YOUR LOCAL CHICAGO AREA GROWERS AT CHICAGO FARMERS MARKETS. FIND REAL FOOD THAT CAN BE TRACED DIRECTLY TO ITS SOURCE GROWN BY RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE FROM NON-GMO SEEDS, ENRICHED WITH ORGANIC FERTILIZERS, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PEST REDUCTION TECHNIQUES, PICKED WHEN NATURALLY RIPE, GROWN LOCALLYIN THE CHICAGO AREA , USING A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF ENERGY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST NUTRITION, FLAVOR AND VARIETY NATURE HAS TO OFFER. IT IS FOOD YOU CAN TRUST BECAUSE YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW IT IS GROWN AND MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS THAT GREW THE FOOD. THEY EAT IT TOO AND FEED IT TO THEIR FAMILIES. IT'S A SIMPLE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF TRACEABLE, ACCOUNTABLE FOOD SECURITY. AND WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT.

MASS MANUFACTURING: We Can Make a Better Choice

 

SUPERMARKET PRODUCE SHOPPING MAY BE MORE CONVENIENT IN OFFERING STANDARDIZED MASS PRODUCED FOODS. BUT, IS UNTRACEABLE/UNACCOUNTABLE "FOOD" FROM GENETICALLY MANIPULATED SEEDS (GMO), GROWN WITH INORGANIC FERTILIZERS, POISONED WITH CHEMICAL PESTICIDES, PICKED BEFORE IT IS RIPE, CONSUMING ENERGY TO TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF MILES IN REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS, ARTIFICIALLY RIPENED WITH MORE CHEMICALS, AND WAXED TO TOP IT ALL OFF SOMETHING YOU CAN BE PROUD TO SERVE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY?