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Ca$hmob farmers market looks to sprout the economy of Alachua County

By on April 11th, 2012

CashMobs have sprouted up throughout the United States and are modeled after Flash Mobs, events where large groups of people gather to celebrate artistic expression. Cash mobs add the element of supporting local businesses by encouraging people to spend money. Floridas’ 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis explains how the Florida Organic Growers are promoting local economic development with a Cash Mob this evening at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.

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Participants in tonight’s Ca$hmob event include the Florida Organic Growers (FOG), Alachua County’s Sustainability Department, Blue Oven Kitchens, Buy Local North Central Florida, the Lunchbox and the Union Street Farmers Market.  The event will run through 8:00 p.m.

This family event will have a bounce house, kids’ activities from Morning Meadow and Heart Pine schools, science demonstrations presented by Physics Factory, prepared local foods from The Lunch Box restaurant, hula-hooping, the Waste Watcher recycling superhero and live music from Flat Land Bear Band. A short film highlighting the past successes of Ca$hMobs will be screened at the end of the event.


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