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Greater-Gainesville Farmers Markets

MarketHours of OperationAddressContact PersonPhoneEmailWebsiteFacebook
Alachua County Farmers MarketSaturdays 8:30am - 12pm5920 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
Holly Clark352-371-8236Send messageVisitVisit
Haile Farmers MarketSaturdays 8:30am - 12pm5213 SW 91 Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
Pam Worsham352-639-0446Send messageVisitVisit
Newberry Farmers MarketSaturdays 8am - 12pm25370 W. Newberry Road (SR 26)
Newberry, FL 32669
Lisa Tate352-472-2112Send messageVisitVisit
Grove Street Farmers MarketMondays 4-7pm1001 NW 4th Street, Gainesville
FL 32601
Monica AlbertSend messageVisitVisit
GNV Market at HeartwoodThursdays 5-8pm619 S Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Noah Shitama352-448-4849Send messageVisitVisit
High Springs Farmers MarketFridays 3-7pm23517 NW 185th Road
High Springs, FL 32643
Carol Rowan352-275-6346Send messageVisit
Gainesville Health and Fitness Farmers MarketSundays 2-5pm4820 W Newberry Rd. Gainesville, FL 32607352-377-4955Visit
WIC Farmers Market at Alachua County Health Dept.Wednesdays 3-6pm
April 20th — October 26th, 2022
224 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
Candi Morris352-225-4375Send message
Downtown Alachua Farmers MarketCLOSED until further notice14801 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32615
One Love Café Farmers Market at Magnolia ParkCLOSED until further notice4989 NW 40th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
352-509-3131Send messageVisitVisit
Tioga Tuesday MarketCLOSED permanently104 SW 131 Street
Newberry, FL 32669
Ruthann Macheski352-362-7483Send messageVisitVisit
Union Street Farmers MarketCLOSED permanentlyBo Diddley Plaza/ Celebration PointeCharlie LybrandSend messageVisitVisit

Additional Community Food Resources

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ResourceAccuracy confirmed as of...LocationContactServicesEligibilityHoursNotes
Alachua County Public Schools - On Point Food TruckVisits all local high schools352-955-7539Prepared mealsHigh school studentsThe food truck visits all local high schools on a rotating basis each week. All students, regardless of income status (free, reduced or paid), are eligible to receive meals from the food truck. Schools may also reserve the truck for after-hours special events. The food truck also enables FNS to serve more students for the summer meal program.
Alachua County Public Schools Food and Nutrition ProgramNovember 20213700 NE 53rd Avenue, Bldg. B(352) 955-7539
Prepared meals; School lunchesLess than 18 years old; ACPS studentMon - Fri during school hoursMeal program offered during school year and summer
Bethel Christian Church4600 NW 143rd St. Gainesville352-575-6099Pantry and home deliveryWednesday 6-8p
Bread of the MightyNovember 2021325 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville352-336-0839
Community food bankM-F 8a-4p
Catholic CharitiesNovember 20211701 NE 9th St, Gainesville352-372-0294
Pantry and food distributionClients can only come once a monthPantry open M-W 9:30a-12:30pPre-packaged bags, 3 day supply per person from pantry. Monthly food distribution occurs via van.
Compassionate Outreach Ministries320 SE 43rd St, Gainesville352-373-1888
Facilities closed until further notice due to COVID.
Cone Park Resource Center - Partnership for Strong FamiliesNovember 20212801 E University Ave, A, Gainesville352-334-0456
Pantry and food distributionNeed-based for pantry, income level for food distribution10a-2pPre-packed bags made per family size from pantry. Twice-monthly food distribution currently on hold.
First Missionary Baptist ChurchNovember 20211515 SE 15th St, Gainesville352-373-8852Pantry and home deliverySign-upTH 9a-12pPrepackaged bags from pantry. Delivery for elderly on an as-needed basis.
Eldercare of Alachua CountyNovember 20215701 N.W. 34th Blvd (Main Location: Senior Recreation Center)352-265-9040
Food delivery and prepared mealsMust be 60+ years oldMon - Fri for meal delivery and supportive community mealsMeals on Wheels program offers home delivery of meals; there is also grocery shopping support offered via ElderCare; and there are locations for congregate meals where seniors can eat a free, hot lunch in a supportive, social environment; Call to enroll - Name, DOB, address and phone number
Food for Kids352-514-0281
Food distribution events
Free Grocery StoreNovember 2021Civic Media Center - 433 S Main St, Gainesville352-388-1568Food deliverySign-upBiweekly deliveries on TuesdaysCall contact number to sign up
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church426 NW 2nd St, Gainesville352-376-4302
Gainesville Community MinistryNovember 2021238 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville352-372-8162
Pantry and food distributionID requiredPantry open M-TH 9a-12pPre-packaged bags at pantry. Farmshare food distribution monthly.
Gainesville Giving GardenNovember 20211115 NW 4th St, Gainesville603-828-2110
Home deliverySign-upWeeklyBags of vegetables and eggs for families who have signed up
GNV Bridge Community CenterNovember 20211100 SE 17th Dr, Gainesville352-371-0838Food distributionFood distribution events every other Wednesday
GRACE MarketplaceFebruary 20223055 NE 28th Dr, Gainesville352-792-0800
Prepared meals at Café 131Served Monday-Friday 7:30-8:30a, 11:30a-12:30p, and 5:30p-6:30p. Saturdays and Sundays 10-11a and 4:30-5:30p
Helping Hands ClinicNovember 2021509 NE 1st St, Gainesville352-519-5542
Prepared mealsMonday 3:30p
Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchNovember 2021100 NE 1st St, Gainesville352-372-4721
Prepared mealsOpen to allSunday morningsThis was a pre-pandemic offering. Hoping to resume soon
Homeless Outreach and Street Medicine ProgramNovember 2021DeliveryWhenever they find a patient in needThursday mornings and afternoonsDeliveries are of food items, not prepared food
Iglesia Evangelica Bautista ChurchNovember 2021Oak Park Baptist Church - 4610 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville352-373-8845
PantrySaturday 9-10aWill be moving locations soon.
Krishna HouseNovember 2021214 NW 14th St, Gainesville352-336-4183
Prepared mealsM-F 11a-2p$5 donation requested
Lazarus Restoration MinistriesNovember 20211201 E University Ave - Outreach Center, 3019 NE 20th Way - Main Center352-213-8970
Pantry2x a month, photo IDM 11a-1p @ Main Center; T and TH 11a-1p @ Outreach Center
Library Partnership - Partnership for Strong FamiliesNovember 2021912 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville352-334-0160
Food distributionSign-up. People have to call on Tuesdays.Different every month. Twice a monthCalendar can be obtained through signing up for listserv. Can pick up calendar in office as well.
Mount Olive AME Church721 SE 8th St, Gainesville352-378-9051
PantrySaturdays 10a-3p
Mt Pleasant United Methodist ChurchNovember 2021630 NW 2nd St, Gainesville352-372-4872
Food distributionSign-upThursdays 10-11aDrive thru across the street from church
The Praize CenterFebruary 2022309 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville352-372-8200
Food distribution eventsAnnounced on PRAIZE 107.5 FM, once a shipment of food is received. Folks stop by or drive-through to receive food and/supplies. Events are occasional.
Project Downtown GainesvilleNovember 2021200 E University Ave, GainesvilleEmailPrepared mealsSaturday and Sunday 1pMeals served at Gainesville City Hall
Project YouthbuildNovember 2021635 NW 6th St, Gainesville352-225-3307
Food distribution and home deliveryIncome levelMonthly Farmshare distribution events, home deliveries done on an as-needed basis
Salvation ArmyNovember 2021639 E University Ave, Gainesville352-376-1743PantryNew client intake, ID, proof of income or government assistanceMWF 9a-12pCan recieve other services on Tuesday and Thursday such as vouchers and utility assistance.
Showers of Blessings Harvest CenterNovember 20212615 SE 15th St, Gainesville352-375-3589
St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student CenterNovember 20211738 W University Ave, Gainesville352-372-3533
Prepared meals and food distributionMust be a college student for prepared mealsPrepared meals every SundayFood distribution event hosted 2-3 times a year
St. Francis HouseFebruary 2022413 S Main St, GainesvilleEmailPrepared mealsPolice clearance9a-12p 365 days per year
SWAG Family Resource - Partnership for Strong FamiliesNovember 2021807 SW 64th Terr, Gainesville352-505-6823
Pantry and prepared mealsZip code, emergency needM-TH 9a-5p, F 9a-12pClients can pick up food from pantry once per 6 months. Prepared meals served monthly.
Upper Room Church of God in ChristNovember 20213575 NE 15th St, Gainesville352-264-0006
Food distributionTuesday 9-11aTake what you need
We're for Jesus Christian Center2006 E University Ave, Gainesville352-222-9979Food distributionEvery other Sunday
Women Working with Women747 SW 2nd Ave Suite 170C, Gainesville352-872-8555
Food distribution eventsDuring pandemic food distribution is drive-thru only. Events held at airport.
Archer Church of the NazareneNovember 202113327 SW State Road 45, Archer352-495-2291
Food distribution2nd Monday of the month from 2-4p
Hawthorne Area Resource CenterNovember 202121923 SE 67th Pl, Hawthorne352-450-5421
PantrySeniors, income level, Alachua countyThursday 9a-2pRegistration Tuesday an Wednesday 9a-2p
Newberry United Methodist ChurchNovember 202124845 W Newberry Rd, Newberry352-472-4005Food distribution and pantryDistribution of bread and sweets Monday and Wednesday at 10aPantry is opened on an as-needed basis
The Children's TableNovember 2021Various (see notes)352-486-6525
Food distributionCheck Facebook page for monthly calendarMobile yellow bus distribution.
The Melrose Center307 State Rd 25, Melrose352-475-1326
Prepared mealsMon-Fri 8a-1pSuggested donation

Online Resources

ImageTitle of ResourcePrimary CategoryWeblinkDescription
The cover of A Small Farmer's Practical Guide to Food SafetyA Small Farmer's Practical Guide to Food SafetyFarmers and FarmingDownload from the NYFC websiteThis is a resource by the National Young Farmers Coalition to help you navigate the new FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
The cover for the National Young Farmers Coalition's Farm Service Agency Guidebook for young farmers and ranchersFarm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs
of Growing a Farm
with Federal Loans
Farmers and FarmingDownload from the NYFC websiteThis is the National Young Farmers Coalition’s comprehensive, plain-language Farm Service Agency Guidebook to help young farmers and ranchers navigate the credit options offered by the Farm Service Agency.
A screenshot of the news post about new medical codes for food insecurity from the Vermont Blue Cross Blue Shield WebsiteBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Effort Leads to New Medical Codes Nationwide to Track Food InsecurityFood SecurityView press releaseThis is a news release describing a new means of tracking food insecurity nationwide using medical codes.
The logo for MyPlate.govMyPlateNutrition EducationVisit the websiteThis is an online resource provided by the US Department of Agriculture offering dietary guidelines, information, and tools.
Part of the table of seasonal produce available in Florida, by FDACSFlorida Crops in SeasonFarmers and FarmingVisit web pageThis page includes a table of crops in season in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It also includes month-by-month shopping lists.
Screenshot of the National Sustainable Agriculture CoalitionNational Sustainable Agriculture CoalitionFarmers and FarmingVisit web pageThis resource provides weekly summaries of activities in Congress and various agencies in reference to sustainable farming and food systems. The alphabet soup of agencies and programs is presented in a clear, engaging and up-to-date manner. Good archiving summarizes past actions. Many, many links to programs and resources throughout the US. Really, really important resource for entities applying to programs with timelines! (Credit: Isabel Coutts)