Celebrating Independent Gainesville
Usually, “mob mentality” doesn’t conjure up the nicest thoughts. We generally think of a mob complete with torches and pitchforks, such as this:
But of course, we aren’t encouraging your participation in a violent mob.
Soap, caramel, freshly squeezed juices, seasonal produce (perfect to prep for the Eat Local Challenge, tempeh, cheese, breads, chocolates, kombucha, pastas, information from groups like the Civic Media Center–this isn’t a farmers market.
The Union Street Farmers Market is a festival for your senses!
As we explained in our post on Monday, “[a] cash mob is a group of people who assemble at a local business and all buy items from that business. The purpose of these mobs is to support both the local businesses and the overall community. They may also serve a secondary purpose in providing social opportunities.”
So maybe you’ll see some of us at the Union Street Farmers Market this afternoon. And maybe you’ll see some of us patronizing the kick-ass stores downtown, from The Eclectic Co and Gifthorse to the Artisans Guild, Persona, Hear Again Music and Movies, Calzatura (we wish you the best, Elizabeth!) and so much more. (Not to mention all the restaurants, from cupcakes to coffee houses to sushi to Mexican food!)
Explore downtown: you won’t regret it and who knows what treasures you’ll find.