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Where to Shop

Farmers Markets

Shopping at local farmers markets allows you to develop a personal relationship with the person who grows or produces your food. Often, you will meet farmers who are happy to let you tour their farm or volunteer with them, and you can always ask the farmers questions about food issues that are important to you. Here's some suggested questions to ask from SustainableTable.org. Remember to bring shopping bags and enough cash.

Monday

A woman shopping at a local farmers market.

Tioga Monday Market

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Tioga Town Center

105 SW 128th St.

Tioga, Florida 32669

Website: TiogaMondayMarket.com

Wednesday

Union Street Farmers Market

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Bo Diddley Community Plaza

111 E. University Ave.

Website: UnionStreetFarmersMkt.com

Saturday

Alachua County Farmers Market

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 5920 NW 13th St.

Gainesville, FL 32653

Haile Plantation Market

Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon

Location: SW 91st Terrace, Haile Village Center

Haile Plantation, Gainesville, FL 32608


If you're willing to drive, there are more farmers markets in the surrounding communities.

Gainesville Farm Fresh provides information on farmers markets in High Springs, Micanopy, Newberry, Melrose and other nearby cities.

Local Grocers

Locally grown pumpkins waiting to be bought at Ward's.

Ward's Supermarket

Phone: 352-372-1741

Hours Of Operation:

Monday-Saturday: 8am-8pm

Sunday: 9am - 7pm

www.WardsGainesville.com