Ca$hmob farmers market looks to sprout the economy of Alachua County
By Dina Lewis – WUFT-FM
CashMobs have sprouted up throughout the United States and are modeled after Flash Mobs, events where large groups of people gather to celebrate artistic expression. Cash mobs add the element of supporting local businesses by encouraging people to spend money. Floridas’ 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis explains how the Florida Organic Growers are promoting local economic development with a Cash Mob this evening at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.
Participants in tonight’s Ca$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.
The Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force held a press conference Thursday to urge State Sen. Rob Bradley to reconsider sponsoring a bill which would block all anti-wage theft ordinances, including those for Alachua County.
After an intense nine rounds of pitching his company to CEOs, Nikhil Kundra, founder of Partender, won the fourth annual “GAIN 2013 Fast Pitch” competition Thursday night.
Gainesville Area Innovation Network will host its fourth annual networking event Thursday. “GAIN 2013 Fast Pitch” will give nine startup companies the opportunity to pitch their ideas to local entrepreneurs.
Tempo Bistro to Go is one of 18 restaurants and other local businesses that recycle their food scraps in partnership with Gainesville Compost.
With home values in Alachua County slowly rising at an estimated rate of 5 percent and low interest rates for buyers, many local residents are deciding now is the time to buy a new home.