Gainesville Farmers Market Open for the Season | Local news

The first Farmers Market of the season drew a nice crowd to downtown Gainesville on Saturday.

Gainesville’s Farmers Market runs one Saturday each month, March through December. The vendors sell everything home-grown or home-made. From plants to fresh produce to jams to various decor and trinkets, they bring a bit of everything.

This Saturday was the first market of the 2023 season. A few vendors got off to a slow start due to the weather, but by noon it was beautiful and lots of people were out.

“We’ve had some busy moments,” said Lindsey Glidewell-Price of Glidewell Kitchen. “When the weather decided to have some sunshine, people started coming out a little more and bringing kids.”

“It’s good; it’s been good,” said Stacy Sparkman of Granny and Pa’s Pecan Co. “Even when it was foggy outside, it was still pretty good. It’s a great little set-up.”

According to the other vendors, one business, Honeybee’s Cottage Bakery, was already sold out and had left before our reporter could get there.

“I thought we might be sold out, but we brought a lot. We have sold a lot though,” said April Glass for SevenWire Space Snacks. “It’s been good.”

There is a good mix of new and returning companies this year with six new and 11 returning. More information about these vendors is available at

According to Karley Simmons, the administrative assistant for the city of Gainesville, they are still looking for product vendors, so if anyone is interested, contact her at

Gainesville Farmers Market is located at 215 W. Elm Street behind Sonic on California Street. The next market will be on April 15.

On non-market days, the Gainesville Farmers Market hosts a wide variety of food trucks and many other events are held.

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