Alachua County Farmers Market
The Alachua County Farmer's Market is a grower's only market. What this means is that the people selling produce, plants, and other products at the ACFM must have grown the items themselves. They are NOT allowed to purchase produce from other farms or wholesalers and resell it. That is why there are certain crops, like asparagus, that are not available. They simply don't grow well in Florida.
When you go to the market, you are meeting real farmers. While they may have some non-farming helpers behind their booths, there will be at least one person who can tell you how the crops were grown, whether or not they are organic, and what variety they are. Plant sellers can tell you whether a particular shrub needs shade or sun and how often it should be watered.
By shopping at the ACFM, you are supporting Florida farmers at the same time as getting wonderful fresh produce and beautiful plants at a great price. We thank you for helping Florida agriculture thrive.