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Many Gainesville Market Vendors Disappointed With Relocation

By on June 12th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm

The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.

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Local Lives: The Hot Sauce Boss From Lacrosse

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

The self-proclaimed ‘Wizard of Odd’ found a passion for selling hot sauces at farmer’s markets. Joe Di Vito found the career he loves after 40 years, and takes pleasure in telling stories — including how one of his sauces was inspired by a visit from a UFO.

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Bo Diddley Plaza Renovations Bring In New Era

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville is closing Sunday for renovations. The renovations are expected to last one year and will include additions to the performance area, a new café, an informational kiosk and relocating an existing bus stop.

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Gainesville Market Vendors Voice Concern Over Bo Diddley

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: November 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.

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Rain and Freeze Set Back Local Farmers

By on January 14th, 2014 | Last updated: January 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm

As Florida’s weather continues to fluctuate, local farmers adapt in the aftermath of early January’s bitter-cold temperatures.

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Vendors sell special goods at UF farmers market

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

The Reitz Union drew students and vendors to its north lawn Thursday for its farmers market. Director Beth Thompson said she hoped the market’s low prices and unusual goods would draw plenty of students. This year, a vendor sold pumpkins […]

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Gainesville gardeners recognize World Food Day

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: October 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Alachua County gardeners and farmers will recognize World Food Day on Oct. 16 with a two-part gardening and movie event.

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

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

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. […]

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Farmers market visits UF for Campus Earth Day

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  Earth Day, as most people know it, falls on April 22nd each year. But as WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the University of Florida is getting a jump start on promoting sustainability with its Campus Earth Day. UF’s all-male acapella […]

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