Businesses across Gainesville benefited from Small Business Saturday, which encouraged customers to support independent, locally owned businesses. The day-after-Black-Friday event was promoted on social media and has gained traction in the past few years.
Two local agricultural businesses hosted a festival Saturday to celebrate local food, music and community and to bring in revenue.
Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company recently added pedal power.
The books are organized, the warehouse is quiet and volunteers are relaxing. But that won’t be the case Saturday.
With an abundance of bike lanes and trails around town, weekly group bike rides hosted by local shops have become an avenue for cyclists to socialize as well as a healthy incentive to pedal faster.
Sustainable UF is giving students and staff the opportunity to pick up weekly shares of produce on campus.