People nationwide are developing healthier lifestyles, looking to reconnect with the source of their food and buy locally grown, organic products. In Greater Gainesville, people are following the national trend by participating in community supported agriculture projects hosted by local farms. Each project invites members of the community to become shareholders of a farm. For a full season of growing, participants each receive a basket of organic, seasonal produce like arugula, mushrooms and potatoes each week in return for their investments in the farm.

Greater Gainesville is home to three farms that offer this service: Swallowtail Farm, located north of Alachua; Frog Song Organics, located in Hawthorne; and Siembra Farm, located in Southeast Gainesville. By joining a CSA, shareholders have the opportunity to support sustainable agricultural practices, strengthen the local economy and develop relationships with the food they eat and the people who grow it.

 

Greater Gainesville Farmers Markets

Alachua County Farmers Market  |  441 Market

5920 NW 13th St.

Gainesville, FL 32653

(352) 371-8236

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

441market.com

Haile Village Farmers Market

5213 SW 91st Terrace,

Gainesville, FL 32608

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hailefarmersmarket.com

High Springs Farmers Market

115 NE Railroad Ave.

High Springs, FL 32643

(352) 275-6346

Thursdays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.,

First Saturday of the Month

10 a.m. –2 p.m.

Farmersmarket.highsprings.com/welcome/

Keystone Heights Farmers Market

The Natural Park, State Road 21,

555 S. Lawrence Blvd.

Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Keystoneheightsfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Tioga Monday Market

Tioga Town Center

128 W Newberry Road (SR 26)

Gainesville, FL 32669

(352) 362-7483

Mid-February through mid-November: Mondays

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Mid-November through mid-February: Mondays

2:30 p.m.—6 p.m.

Union Street Farmers Market

Bo Diddley Community Plaza

111 E University Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32601

(386) 462-3192

Wednesdays 4 p.m.– 7 p.m.

unionstreetfarmersmkt.com

Waldo Farmers and Flea Market

17805 US Hwy 301

Waldo, FL 32694

Saturdays and Sundays

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(352) 468-2255

waldofleamarket.com

WIC Farmers Market at the Alachua County Health Department

224 SE 24th St.

Gainesville, FL 32641

Fridays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Greater Gainesville’s Community Gardens:

Dreamers Garden – The Grove Street Neighborhood Community Garden

Corner of NW 4th St.

& NW 10th Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32601

Green Acres Community Garden

Green Acres Park

700 Block and SW 40th St.

Gainesville, FL 32607

High Springs Community Garden: Downtown Demonstration Plots

James Paul Park

150 N  Main St.

High Springs, FL 32643

(386) 454-3304

McRorie Community Garden

Corner of SE 4th Ave.

& SE 6th Terrace

Gainesville, FL 32601

NE 31st Avenue Community Garden

1700 NE 31st Ave.

(within NE 31st Avenue Park)

Gainesville, FL 32609

(352) 373-7314

Porter’s Community Center Garden

512 SW 6th Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32601

SW 40th Place and SW 30th Terrace Community Garden

2947 SW 40th Place

Gainesville, FL 32608

University of Florida Organic Gardens Cooperative

2617 SW 23rd Ter.

Gainesville, FL 32608

(352) 378-6103

 

Pick Your Own

Biogera Organic Fruits and Vegetables

4088 W State Rd. 235

Alachua, FL 32615

(214) 213-9594

biogera.com

BlueBela Farms LLC

Blueberry Farm

7650 NE 40th St.

High Springs, FL 32643

(386) 454-3116

bluebelafarm.com

Bluefield Estate Winery

Muscadine Grapes,

Blueberries and Wine

22 NE CR 234

Gainesville, FL 32641

(352) 337-2544

bluefieldestatewinery.com

Deep Spring Farm

Blueberries

16419 W CR 1491

Alachua, FL 32615

(352) 507-8128

deepspringfarm.com

Gainesville Blueberry & Organic Farm

Blueberries, Strawberries, Seasonal Vegetables

1621 SE 15th St.

Gainesville, FL 32641

(352) 519-5299

South Moon Farms

Organic Blueberry Farm

15912 S CR 325

Hawthorne, FL 32640

(352) 466-0105

Upickblueberriesgainesville.com  

 

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