Find Fresh Food Grown Near our Apartments in Gainesville, Florida at the Local Farmers’ Markets
Everyone loves fresh, delicious food, but the sad truth is that most supermarkets are forced to bring their meat, seafood, fruits. and vegetables in from all over the world, which often means they’ve traveled thousands of miles over weeks before ever making it to the shelves. Truly fresh food can seem harder and harder to find, but fortunately, a resurgence of farmers’ markets in recent years has made getting fresh produce and other food items easier than ever before. From delicious, sweet orange blossom honey to mineral-rich, locally grown leafy greens, there’s sure to be a wide range of foods at the farmer’s market to catch your eye and make your mouth water.
There are several farmers’ markets nearby Bellamay Grand apartments in Gainesville, Florida, including:
- High Springs Farmers’ Market – Thursdays 2 P.M. to 6 P.M., but the location varies so be sure to check their website (http://farmersmarket.highsprings.com) for more information.
- Haile Village Farmers’ Market – Saturdays 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M., located in Haile Village on SW 91st Terrace in Gainesville (http://hailefarmersmarket.com).
- Union Street Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays 4 P.M. – 7 P.M., located in the Bo Diddley Community Plaza at 111 E. University Ave. (www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com)
- Alachua County Farmers’ Market – Saturdays 8:30 A.M. – 1 P.M., located at 5920 NW 13th Street in Gainesville (www.441market.com).
There are a few important things to remember when going to farmers markets to ensure you have the best possible experience while getting your food. The most important thing to remember is to bring cash or checks, since many farmers’ markets have limited access to the phone lines and electricity needed to process credit and debit cards. Try to make sure you get smaller denominations of cash, too, as some farmers may not be able to easily make change for larger bills. It’s also smart to bring your own bags, so you always have a convenient way to carry your purchases. Finally, since most farmers’ markets are outdoors, or spread out, it’s a smart to dress and plan appropriately for an extended period of wandering. Make sure to have water, sunscreen, a jacket, or any of the other supplies you would normally take when spending time outside.
You can find more tips on places to visit around Gainesville in the other articles on our website, but to learn more about our luxury apartments, our community’s amenities, or our available units, contact our main office today.