Gainesville Grown, Local Food
Plants for sale at the Haile Plantation Farmers' Market
If you've been to your local supermarket lately you've probably purchased produce, but more often than not there will be nothing local about the foodstuffs you find. The carrots come from california, apples from Washington state, but more exotic and warm-loving produce like bananas come from Costa Rica and vine-ripe tomatoes from Canada.

How far our food travels has become more important as our oil resources continue to dwindle, and people are becoming more aware of their community's economy within the nation's economy. Here you can learn about the local food movement, find out the pros and cons about eating local foods, where you can buy it, and how to grow it. Enjoy!