About US

We are a Non Profit Organic Cooperative (CO-OP) and Food Hub. We are now a Food Hub recognized by the USDA AMS, and soon we will ship nationwide. We are Licensed by the Alabama Department of Agriculture as a Cooperative; we have a Growers Permit Issued by the State of Alabama and issued Farm Number 2316 Tract # 9475 issued by USDA – National Resources and Conservation Service. We affiliate with over 60 growers throughout the USA and South America to bring All Organic Produce and Organic Specialty Products to our CO-OP Members year round.

WILL’S PLACE is a Non Profit Organization the dba as MannaMarket LLC which dba a MannaMarket Organic CO-OP and Food Hud. Please check out Will’s Place on the blog menu browser. We are looking for donations to help Will’s Place grow in helping special needs children and adults of all ages through the Agriculture Industry and through Faith in God and Jesus Christ.

MannaMarket runs the Organic Food Cooperative (CO-OP) which picks up and or delivers to customers, if requested.

In addition, the company is considered a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system utilizing the farm method of Bio Dynamic procedures, emphasizing holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system and sustainable approach to agronomy. We work with farmers in getting their product to market in many ways, such as from farm to schools, to the table and other procedures.Biodynamics has much in common with other organic approaches – it emphasizes the use of manures and composts and excludes the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. Methods unique to the bio-dynamic approach include its treatment of animals, crops, and soil as a single ecosystem; an emphasis from its beginnings on local production and distribution systems; its use of traditional and development of new local breeds and varieties; and the use of a sowing and planting calendar. We use various herbal and mineral additives for compost and field sprays.

Here are just a few reasons why an organic lifestyle is important � not only for adults, infants, and children, but for the general health of our world as well.

  • Consider the fact that pesticides rarely occur by themselves and that multiple pesticides may be used on a fruit or vegetable. Pound for pound, children eat more fruits and vegetables than adults do. They have less detoxifying enzymes than adults, making it more difficult for them to break down the toxic chemicals that enter their bodies. They breathe faster and have immature organs. Their playing habits put them into contact with toxic chemicals more frequently (down on the carpet and the lawn, or hugging pets doused with flea and tick sprays or wearing chemical collars).
  • Organics are the products of an environmentally sustainable agricultural system that protects farmlands, water supplies, wildlife, farm workers and consumers.
  • Because organic farming builds soil fertility, by using naturally composted fertilizer to feed and keep soils balanced, foods grown this way are generally more flavorful and nutritious.
  • Certified Organic acreage has doubled in the last three years, increasing its ability to offer year-round availability with a greater level of consistent quality.
  • Dietary fiber acts somewhat like a brush, keeping your intestines clean and promoting a healthier digestive tract. Experts agree that eating 20-30 grams of dietary fiber per day (almost double what the typical American now eats) may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
  • Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and can also be harmful to humans.
  • More energy is now used to produce synthetic fertilizers than to till, cultivate and harvest all the crops in the U.S.
  • Although more and more large-scale farms are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small, independently owned and operated family farms.

The logic is inescapable. Eating organically not only promotes health in humans, it also promotes health in the environment, and ultimately health in our economy as resources are redirected toward food production rather than the eradication of poisons intentionally introduced into our soils and waterways.

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  3. Joy Ryan says:

    Do you know of anyone that eats all raw vegetarian food in the Birmingham area? I try to eat a mostly raw diet. Any comments appreciated.

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