Locally Grown Produce Gainesville FL

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Gainesville, FL that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Alachua County Farmers' Market
(352) 317-0704
5920 Nw 13Th Street
Gainesville, FL
Hours
Saturday, 8:30 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 20 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Haile Plantation Farmers Market
(352) 331-1804 / (941) 907-9168
Haile Plantation Village Center; SW 91st Terrace
Gainesville, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid October-Mid July Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
County
Alachua

Union Street Farmers Market
(386) 462-3192
111 East University Avenue; Sun Center
Gainesville, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Alachua

Alachua County Farmers Market
(352) 371-8236
Corner of U.S. Highway 441 and County Road 121
Gainesville, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Alachua

High Springs Farmers Market
(386) 454-3346, (386) 454- 3729 / (941) 907-9168
NW 2nd Avenue and Main Street; Downtown High Springs
High Springs, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
January-December Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Alachua

Union Street Farmers Market
111 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL
Hours
Wednesday, 4 Pm - 7 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 42 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Tioga Monday Market
(386) 462-3192
13005 W. Newberry Road (SR 26); Tioga Center
Gainesville, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Monday, 4;00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Alachua

Butler Plaza Satellite Market
(352) 371-8236
Southwest Gainesville at Butler Plaza; in front of Goody's & Pet Smart
Gainesville, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-dusk
County
Alachua

High Springs Farmer's Market
(386) 454-2889
James Paul Park, Historic Downtown High Springs
High Springs, FL
Hours
Thursday, 2 Pm - 6 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Milk Or Cream, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Flagler Beach Farmers Market
(386) 439-2881 or (386) 439-0109
111 S. Central Avenue; Downtown Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach, FL
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
January-December Friday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Flagler

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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