Five Good Reasons to Eat Organic

Organic foods are beter for you.

Organic foods are better for you

The other day I was at the grocery store, and I noticed how small the organic food section was. It was like a remote desert oasis surrounded by nasty junk food. I also noticed how expensive it is, but here are five good reasons to eat organic, raw food even if it does cost a bit more.

  1. Your food will NOT be tainted with poisons. Organic food is grown and made without using pesticides and unnatural chemicals. Most commercially grown produce is riddled with all sorts of chemicals that build up in our systems and there is plenty of research to show that these chemicals can be linked to cancer and other diseases.
  2. The farm workers and laborers involved in growing the organic food you eat won’t be exposed to dangerous toxins.  I’m a big fan of workers’ rights so reason sold me.
  3. Because foods that aren’t treated with chemicals and pesticides don’t last as long, you and your grocer will be forced to buy more from local sources.  Which is GREAT for the local small business economy.
  4. It takes less energy and time to grow and transport local, organically grown food. Fertilizers used in organic food are produced naturally while chemicals are made by big industry companies that are polluting the environment.  I’m also a big fan of a clean environment so this seems like another no-brainer.
  5. Organic food will not only taste better but will have more vitamins, nutrients and minerals due to being grown in healthier, more natural soil.  Commercially grown and mass-produced products are often treated with chemicals or engineered to grow bigger, and that process leeches out their nutrients.

Here is a list of some local San Diego farmers markets that sell organic and locally grown produce.

San Diego – Gaslamp – Third Ave Certified Farmers’ Market and Asian Bazaar

Sunday: 9 am -1 pm

400 block of Third Ave between Island Ave & J St.

San Diego, California 92101

San Diego Hillcrest Certified Farmers’ Market I Open Air Bazaar

Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm

3960 Normal Street at Lincoln (Adjacent to the DMV)

San Diego, California 92103

La Jolla Open Aire Market

Sunday: 9 am -1 pm

Girard & Genter- SW corner of La Jolla Elementary School

La Jolla, California 92037

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers’ Market and Wednesday Night Out

Wednesday: 4 pm – 7 pm (January – March)

5 pm – 8 pm (April – Decemberr)

4900 block of Newport Between Cable & Bacon

Ocean Beach, California 92107

San Diego Tu Mercado Certified Farmers’ Market

Wednesday: 11 am -2 pm

University of San Diego Campus

5998 Alcalá Park,

San Diego, CA 92110

San Diego Horton Square Certified Market

Thursday: 11 am -3 pm (March – Oct)

225 Broadway, South side of building cross street Broadway Circle

San Diego, California 92101

San Diego North Park Farmers’ Market and Open Air Bazaar

Thursday:

Spring/Summer 3:00 pm to sunset

Fall/Winter 2:00 pm to sunset

3151 University Ave – CVS Pharmacy parking lot at University and 32nd St

San Diego, California 92104

San Diego Mission Valley

Friday: 3 pm – 7 pm

Westfield Mission Valley Mall – East Parking Lot near Macy’s

2028 Camino del Este

San Diego, California 92108

San Diego Old Town Certified Farmers’ Market

Friday: 10 am – 2 pm

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Fiesta de Reyes

2754 Calhoun St

San Diego, California 92110

San Diego City Heights Market

Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm

On Wightman St.- Between Fairmount and 43rd St.

San Diego, California 92125

San Diego East Village Farmers Market

Saturday: 8 am 3 pm

8th Ave between Market & G st

San Diego, CA. 92101

San Diego Little Italy Mercato

Saturday: 9 am – 1:30 pm

Date Street-India to Columbia -North Side

San Diego, California 92101

Pacific Beach Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 8 am – Noon

4150 Mission Blvd –  Between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd

Pacific Beach, California 92109

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To Your Continued Success,

JJ Brawley N.C.P.T.

“The Fitness Specialist”

San Diego Personal Trainer

www.innercitybootcamp.com

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