The Meaning of Local

As we all know, a new grocery store called Lucky’s Market recently opened in Gainesville. Their produce manager contacted Jordan Brown, co-op producer and owner of The Family Garden, about being a vendor in September, 2014. The produce manager explained how their store works. Keeping costs low for customers is one of their top priorities, […]


NewStore Hours

New Store Hours

  Beginning Monday, November 3rd, 2014, the co-op’s hours will be 10:00 am to 8:00 pm seven days a week   The Co-op provides you a wide selection of fresh and local foods, great prices, and friendly customer service! We hope to see you in the store soon!

Your Pet Food Dollars at the Co-op Support Pet Adoption

Ten percent (10%!)  of Co-op sales of Feral Foods pet food (Wild Man Foods brand) go to our designated dog-adoption charity Puppy Hill Farm located in Melrose, Fl. The Pet adoption fee at Puppy Hill Farm is around $160.  As of September 1, we’ve sold around $100 worth of Feral Foods products. $1500 more to go to provide a new […]



Keepin’ it Local Feature: Crones Cradle Conserve

[From their web site] Crones Cradle Conserve is a 756 acre ecological preserve and education center located in Marion County, thirty-five miles southeast of Gainesville, an area of increasing sprawl and development. Sustainability is the underlying theme of all the Conserve’s endeavors. The Conserve seeks to retain as much as possible the existing flora and […]