Resources

You will definitely want to check out Gainesville Farm Fresh for the most comprehensive directory of all things local food!

Websites

Blogs

http://jadeword.tumblr.com/

http://whatweneed.typepad.com/

http://www.cooksimple.com

http://thoughtsonthetable.wordpress.com/

National
Slow Food USA: http://www.slowfoodusa.org

Farmers Market Coalition: http://www.farmersmarketcoalition.org/

USDA Farmers Markets: http://www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA): http://attra.ncat.org/

Southern Foodways Alliance: http://www.southernfoodways.com/

The Farmers Garden: http://www.thefarmersgarden.com/about.php

Florida

UF IFAS Small Farms: http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/

UF IFAS Master Gardeners: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/mastergardener/

Buy Local Florida: http://www.buylocalflorida.net/

Florida Department of Agriculture: http://www.florida-agriculture.com/

Florida Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools, School Gardens: http://www.fldoe.org/BII/CSHP/schoolgar.asp

Florida MarketMaker: http://fl.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/index.php

Gainesville

Hogtown Homegrown and Contientious Carnivore: http://www.hogtownhomegrown.com/; http://www.hogtownhomegrown.com/conscientious%20carnivore.html

Florida Organic Growers: http://www.foginfo.org/

Forage: www.foragefarm.org

Friends of the Gainesville Organic Blueberry Farm: http://gvilleblueberryfarmfriends.org/

Citizen’s Co-op: http://www.citizensco-op.com/

Gainesville Farm Fresh: http://www.gainesvillefarmfresh.com/

U-Pick Farms: http://www.pickyourown.org/FLnorth.htm

UF Office of Sustainability: http://www.sustainability.ufl.edu/

Gainesville Farm Fresh: http://www.gainesvillefarmfresh.com

Farmers Markets

A great place to shop for all your fruits and veggies, and you can meet your neighbors and local farmers too!

Alachua County Farmers Market
Market Location:
Corner of U.S. Highway 441 and County Road 121
Gainesville, Florida
Year-round, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Haile Plantation Market
Market Location:
Haile Plantation Village Center
Gainesville, Florida
Year-round, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon

High Springs Farmers Market
Market Location:
Behind City Hall around the sinkhole between N.W. First and Second Avenues
High Springs, Florida
Year-round, Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April through July, Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Now accepting credit, debit & EBT (Food stamps)

Tioga Monday Market
Market Location:
Tioga Center, 13005 West Newberry Road (SR 26)
Gainesville, Florida
Year-round, Mondays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Union Street Farmers’ Market (Downtown Gainesville)
Market Location:
111 East University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida
Year-round, Wednesdays, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Community Gardens

Community Gardens are places where people in a neighborhood have green spaces set aside for local residents to grow their own fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. For more info on starting a garden in your area, or joining a local garden, call the City of Gainesville Parks at (352) 334-2171, visit the website or contact the people listed below.

Dreamers Garden – The Grove Street Community Garden
SW Corner of NW 4th Street & NW 10th Avenue

McRORIE Community Garden
SW Corner of SE 4th Avenue & SE 6th Terrace

Eastside Community Garden
NE 31st Ave Park, between NE 15th St and Waldo Road
Contact Pavel or Heather for information at 352-373-7314

UF Organic Cooperative Gardens
SW 23rd Terrace (1/4 mile south of Archer Road)
Fee-15$/6 months, includes tool, etc…
For information or to join the garden, visit their website:  http://sites.google.com/site/uforganicgardens/

UF Ethnoecology Society (find them on Facebook)

UF Organic Gardens Cooperative                                                                                                                                                                    on SW 23rd St South of Archer Road                                                                                                                                                                 For more information, visit their website: http://sites.google.com/site/uforganicgardens/


Gardening Resources and Supplies

Soil Enrichment Products: http://customcompost.com/

Abundant Edible Landscapes: http://ediblelandscapers.com/

Edible Plant Project: http://edibleplantproject.org/

Alachua County IFAS Extension Gardening Programs and Services: http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/index.shtml

FOG GIFT Gardens: http://www.foginfo.org/gift.php

Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021

Organic Vegetable Gardening Guide: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh019

Gardening for Grades- a free garden-based curriculum for teachers from Florida Agriculture in the Classroom! http://www.flagintheclassroom.com/gardening.html


Other cool local stuff

Grow Gainesville! A brand new urban gardening network working to connect all things gardening into one place! (find them on Facebook)

Backyard Chickens of Gainesville (find them on Facebook)

Gainesville Urban Homesteading (find them on Facebook)

Alachua County Nutrition Alliance: http://feedalachua.org/

Healthy Communities Dialogue: http://www.alachuacounty.us/ItemsOfInterest/CHC/Pages/HealthyCommunities.aspx

Energy Conservation Strategies Commission: http://issuu.com/msexton/docs/ecscfinalreport

Alachua County Comprehensive Plan (loaded with local food systems policy recommendations!): http://ear.alachuacounty.us/DraftAmend.aspx

 


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