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Travis Mitchell gathers a basket of organically grown herbs and vegetables and the Downtown Farmers Garden.

Erica Brough
Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.

Want to include an event? Please email Stefanie Samara Hamblen at stefaniesamarahamblen@gmail.com.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS GARDEN WORKDAY, Light garden work with Travis Mitchell, Florida Organic Growers, every Tuesday, 9 a.m., travis@foginfo.org, Southwest Lawn, Alachua County Administration Building, 12 SE First St., Gainesville

VEG4LIFE POTLUCK, Bring vegetarian/vegan dish for six to 12 with utensils and place setting, Saturday, June 1, 6:30 p.m., $1 with potluck dish, $7 without, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St., Gainesville, www.veg4lifegainesville.com

“HOGTOWN HOMEGROWN’S” FIRST SUNDAY COOKING CLASS at BLUE OVEN KITCHENS, Create recipes from June’s “Hogtown HomeGrown” with Stefanie Samara Hamblen, demo, hands-on small group class, Sunday, June 2, 2 to 4 p.m., $25 each, register, stefanie@blueovenkitchens.org, Blue Oven Kitchens, 1323 S. Main St., http://www.blueovenkitchens.org/2013/01/18/cooking-class-updates/

THE FAT TUSCAN CAFÉ COOKING CLASS, Making Fresh Pasta – Ravioli, Stuffed Pastas and Hand Cut Pastas, Thursdays, June 6, 13, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $40, The Fat Tuscan Café, 725 NE First St., Gainesville, 505-5648, fattuscancafe@gmail.com

FARM TO FORK — 4-H SUMMER DAY CAMP, Participants taste Alachua County agriculture and tour beef cattle operations, horse farms, nurseries and greenhouses, June 12 to 14, 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., ages 9 to 13, $35. Bring a bagged lunch. Snacks provided, Matt Benge, 4-H youth agent, contact Alachua County Extension Office, 955-2402

THE EDIBLE PLANT PROJECT FUNDRAISER SALE, Edible plants, fruit trees, seeds, Wednesday, June 12, 4 to 7 p.m., Union Street Farmers Market, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, www.edibleplantproject.org

SWALLOWTAIL FARM’S FARM-TO-TABLE SEASONAL DINNER, Four courses from Swallowtail and surrounding local farms, prepared by Sandra Carlisi from East End Eatery, served with wine and beer pairings, Saturday, June 15, 4 to 10 p.m., $75 each, contact Jane Nesbit, 318-4164, janenesbit@gmail.com.

BLUE OVEN KITCHENS’ THIRD SUNDAY VEGAN COOKING CLASS, Liz Horne cooks dinner, exploring ways to make food delicious without animal products, class eats meal, Sunday, June 16, 3 to 5 p.m., registration fee, lizhorne@ufl.edu, 377-8365, Blue Oven Kitchens, 1323 S. Main St., www.blueovenkitchens.org

THE FAT TUSCAN CAFÉ COOKING CLASS, Pizza, Pasta and Breads, working with Italian doughs, Mondays and Thursdays, June 17, 20, 24, 27, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $40 each or $140 for series, The Fat Tuscan Café, 725 NE First St., Gainesville, 505-5648, fattuscancafe@gmail.com

GAINESVILLE RAW FOOD POTLUCK, Monthly meeting to share fellowship, food, recipes and information about raw foods, Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $1 each and a dish to feed eight to 10 people, bring place setting, contact Jackie, 378-6617, New Seraphim Center, Annex, 1234 NW 14th Ave.

HIGH SPRINGS SEED SAVERS, gardening group meets with a different topic each time, Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m., contact Nancy Montgomery, (386) 462-1828, monty.nancy@gmail.com, High Springs Public Library, 135 NW First Ave.

BLUE OVEN KITCHENS’ FOURTH WEDNESDAY HEALTHY KITCHEN DEMOS, Monthly demonstration of kitchen and cooking basics featuring local and seasonal food, taught by Stefanie Samara Hamblen, Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 7 p.m., $10 each, stefanie@blueovenkitchens.org, Blue Oven Kitchens, 1323 S. Main St., Gainesville, http://www.blueovenkitchens.org/2013/01/18/cooking-class-updates/

VEG4LIFE POTLUCK, Bring a vegetarian or vegan dish for six to 12 with serving utensils and place setting, Saturday, July 6, 6:30 p.m., $1 with potluck dish, $7 without, 4225 NW 34th St., , www.veg4lifegainesville.com

HOGTOWN HOMEGROWN’S FIRST SUNDAY COOKING CLASS at BLUE OVEN KITCHENS, Create recipes from July’s "Hogtown HomeGrown" with Stefanie Samara Hamblen, local items, demo and hands-on small group class, Sunday, July 7, 2 to 4 p.m., $25 each, registration required, stefanie@blueovenkitchens.org, Blue Oven Kitchens, 1323 S. Main St., Gainesville, http://www.blueovenkitchens.org/2013/01/18/cooking-class-updates/

THE EDIBLE PLANT PROJECT FUNDRAISER SALE, A selection of edible plants, fruit trees and seeds, Wednesday, July 10, 4 to 7 p.m., www.edibleplantproject.org, Union Street Farmers Market, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.

GAINESVILLE RAW FOOD POTLUCK, Monthly meeting to share fellowship, food, recipes and information about raw foods. Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,$1 each and a dish to feed eight to 10 people, bring place setting, Contact Jackie, 378-6617, New Seraphim Center Annex, 1234 NW 14th Ave.

BLUE OVEN KITCHENS’ THIRD SUNDAY VEGAN COOKING CLASS, Liz Horne cooks a complete dinner, ways to make food delicious without the use of animal products, class eats meal, 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 21, registration and fee required, lizhorne@ufl.edu, 377-8365, Blue Oven Kitchens, 1323 S. Main St., www.blueovenkitchens.org/2013/01/18/cooking-class-u

BLUE OVEN KITCHENS’ FOURTH WEDNESDAY HEALTHY KITCHEN DEMOS, Monthly demonstration of kitchen and cooking basics by Stefanie Samara Hamblen, Wednesday, July 24, 6 to 7 p.m., $10, stefanie@blueovenkitchens.org, Blue Oven Kitchens, 1323 S. Main St., http://www.blueovenkitchens.org/2013/01/18/cooking-class-updates/

ALACHUA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET CHiliPEPPER FESTIVAL, Celebrate the many varieties of chili peppers, live music, chili cook-off, and locally-grown chilies to sample, Saturday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., free, ACFM/441 Market, NW 34th Street and N. U.S. 441, marketing@441market.com

HIGH SPRINGS SEED SAVERS, Gardening group, Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m., Nancy Montgomery, 386-462-1828, monty.nancy@gmail.com, High Springs Public Library, 135 NW First Ave.

OUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS

- Alachua County Farmers Market / 441 Market: 5920 NW 13th St., Gainesville, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m., www.441market.com

- Haile Farmers Market: Haile Plantation Village, SW 81st Terrace, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, www.hailefarmersmarket.com/home

- Newberry Farmers Market: 25425 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, Fridays and Saturdays, 11a.m. -6 p.m., indoor and outdoor market, www.NewberryMainStreet.com

- Keystone Heights Farmers Market: Natural Park, State Road 21, 555 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. keystoneheightsfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

- Tioga Monday Market: Tioga Town Center, 13005 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, Mondays, 4-7 p.m.

- Union Street Farmers Market: Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Gainesville, Wednesdays, 4 -7 p.m., /www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com/

- High Springs Farmers Market: Plantation Oaks, 201 NE First Ave., High Springs, Thursdays, noon to dusk, and first Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., farmersmarket.highsprings.com

- Thornebrook Farmers Market: Thornebrook Village, 2441 NW 43rd St., Fridays, 3-6 p.m.

- Farmers Market at the Harvest Village: 22050 U.S. 441, Micanopy, Fridays, 2 p.m.-dusk, dalakiko@yahoo.com

- Citizens Co-op Craft & Cottage Food Market: Local vendors, artisans, nonprofits, farmers, and bakers, courtyard behind Citizens Co-op, 435 S. Main St. Entrance to the market is off Southeast Fifth Avenue, last Friday of every month, 7 -9 p.m., www.citizensco-op.com/

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