Amid the craziness of COVID-19, some farmers markets had to close or stop running. Now that more and more establishments are opening, there are plenty of local farmers markets that are ready for business! Check out these local farmers markets to get some fresh, local goods and support your community.
Union Street Farmers Market at Celebration Pointe
After COVID-19 complications, the Union Street Farmers Market moved to Celebration Pointe on June 3! Now, every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., you will find about 40 vendors set up at Celebration Pointe ready to sell “conventional, hydroponic, and organic seasonal produce, plants, honey, fruits, baked good, free range meats, seafood and eggs as well as vegan and other types of prepared foods,” according to the market’s website. You can also enjoy free, live entertainment while you enjoy the market. Try it out next Wednesday, rain or shine!
Haile Farmers Market
This farmers market understands the importance of eating fresh and healthy food now more than ever. Every Saturday from 8:30-noon, Haile Farmers Market is up and running with seasonal produce, pastured meat, eggs, honey, vinegar and more. The market’s Facebook page says, “Thank you for adhering to safety recommendations, respecting social distancing requirements, and not handling food items. We observe customers making weekly purchases quickly and returning home, which means the market is not at all crowded.” Visit the Haile Farmers Market this Saturday, June 13!
Grove Street Farmers Market
Cypress and Grove Brewing Company holds a community farmers market every Monday from 4-7 p.m. They have 36+ vendors, and they are looking for more! Walk around the farmers market while sipping on a brew from Cypress and Grove and listen to the live music provided by various local artists. Visit facebook.com/grovestreetfarmersmarket/ for more info!
Alachua County Farmers Market
This popular market is open to the public and practicing safe social distancing practices! “We open at 8:30 every Saturday, rain or shine! We have the freshest selection of produce, meat, dairy, honey, sprouts, microgreen, as well as jams, jellies, baked goods, starter and ornamental plants,” according to the market’s Facebook page. The market is located at 5920 NW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32653, and it stays open until noon. (some vendors sell out early) Check them out this Saturday!
Newberry Farmers Market
This small farmers market has reopened in Newberry will be running on Saturdays from noon- 4 p.m. Vendors include John’s Pantry, the Crooked Cactus Lady, Tasty N Healthy, Geek Alchemy, and Em’s Munchies, according to the market’s newsletter. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can download an application here!
Be sure to wear a mask and continue proper social distancing practices when visiting a farmers market.