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02-02-2006, 05:11 PM
Anyone here from Ocala, Florida? I'll be moving there next week & need advice on where to buy organic fruits & vegetables, or maybe some farmer's markets in the area. I'm also in need of finding raw food preparation classes. Any recommendations would be appreciated. thanks :)
I found this on the Internet. Don’t know that it actually exists. The one listed nearest to me does not exist.
Marion County Farmers' Market
Ocala, FL 34470
Fridays, 8am - 2pm
I’ve heard this one in Gainesville is nice. www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com (http://www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com/). It’s not far north of Ocala, maybe 30 miles.
Here is a Farmer's Market Locator (http://www.organicconsumers.org/linkpage.cfm?memid=4165) and a Farm Finder (http://www.localharvest.org/).
There is a Mother Earth HFS in Ocala with some raw bulk items and organic produce. The nearest Whole Foods would be either Tampa or Winter Garden, both a good distance away.
Hope this helps,
If your moving to Ocala you must have horses ?? Spent a lot of my youth showing horses in Ocala !
Good luck in your search for raw and try this link to help locate some places.
02-02-2006, 07:48 PM
Doe & MBF, thanks for the info. I'll check out those sites.
MBF, my husband loves horses, bets on them all the time. We chose Ocala because of the rolling hills & beautiful countryside. Cows on one side of the road & horses on the other. I'm looking forward to exploring the farmer's markets there. I'm hoping to go 100% raw after we move. My appliances are all packed away.
02-03-2006, 08:06 AM
I live in the orlando area (Apopka) but I travel to work in Tavares which is close to Ocalla sort of, anyhow there is a organic co op on my way to work, they have classes on Saturday mornings. and often do raw classes. They are very nice and just opened a month ago. They are off Old 441, in Eustsis which is 2 miles from Mt Dora and 1 mile from Tavares. It's a small cozy place near a wine tasting store. I hope this helps.
Good luck! :p
02-03-2006, 08:24 AM
Good Luck with your move to Ocala! You sound so excited! What do you do for a living if I may ask that you chose Ocala? We are self-employed and in a few years looking to move somewhere else also!
02-03-2006, 06:52 PM
:) Thanks, Kristen, an organic co-op would be just perfect. I'll check it out.
Pansy, we're retired & chose Ocala to get away from the constant oppressive heat of south Florida. Ocala gets a little cooler for a little longer. Or so we've been told.
02-04-2006, 08:25 AM
Let us know what you think of the weather....it still sounds fun and exciting!
02-04-2006, 08:27 AM
kennym02 i sent u a private message
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