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Gainesville Local Food

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Fresh and Locally Grown in and Around Gainesville, FL

The Gainesville area is flourishing with farmers markets and organic food growers. Buying food locally helps support Gainesville growers and ensures that your diet is filled with the freshest ingredients.

The Union Street Farmers Market

Held every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Gainesville. Located in the center of downtown since 1996, the Union Street Farmers Market vendors work to maintain its status as the preeminent year round family and community oriented event held in Gainesville. Situated on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza at 111 E. University Ave., each week local farmers, bakers, artisans, musicians, and dancers join with many local, loyal customers in a celebration of seasonal bounty. Open 52 weeks of the year, the market continues its quest to “make the world a better place one vegetable at a time!”

Alachua County Farmers Market

The market is located at 5920 NW 13th Street in Gainesville, Florida at the corner of State Road 121 (NW 13th St), and U.S. 441 in an open air metal pavilion. Open every Saturday, year-round, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm or until all products are sold, whichever comes first.

The Local Food Movement in Gainesville

The ‘back to the land’ movement has caught hold in Gainesville!

farmers markets gainesville

Check out all the yummy fall food growing around Gainesville!

Here are some of the local farms that you may want to visit in the Gainesville area:

4 Arrows Ranch: 4 Arrows Ranch in Citra Florida is an 810 acre organic ranch raising grass-fed Angus beef, pastured Berkshire pork and our partner provides forage fed lamb.

Abundant Acres: Naturally grown, grass fed/pastured and integrated pest management. The farm is sustainable, carbon collecting, holistic, chemical & antibiotic free. Abundant Acres is also a silvopasture – which means it combines trees with forage and livestock production.. Our hens and turkeys are free range on pasture & woodlands, providing nutrient dense eggs and meat. Our broiler chickens grow on fresh grass, sunshine and antibiotic free feed.

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Gainesville and the University of Florida

Thursday, September 15th, 2011
University of Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville

Come cheer the Gators this fall.

The University of Florida is the oldest university in the state, and one of the largest in the country. Gainesville fought to get the university back at the turn of the 20 century, and their relationship has flourished ever since. Gainesville supports UF, and UF brings new people and new ideas to the community.

People are always coming and going around the university. New students arrive in August and depart in the spring. Sports teams and sports fans come to the home of the Gators to compete and cheer. People pour into the city to hear concerts and see dance performances. Sometimes, the creativity and enthusiasm is palpable. (more…)

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