Lola Farms is a small farm located in Lake Butler, Florida. The operation consists of heritage breed livestock: pigs, dairy goats and chickens. Their main focus is the preservation of the Gloucestershire Old Spot breed and producing pasture raised pork. They have a small herd of Oberhasli dairy goats and a flock of laying hens. Their vegetable and flower gardens are growing each year.
High Springs Orchard & Bakery
In 1996, Jenny Franklin bought a 28 acre farm and started with a few persimmon trees. After a decade, it has turned into hundreds of persimmon, chestnut and Asian pear trees. They also have an assorted variety of Muscadine grape vines.
Cypress & Grove
One of the newest craft breweries in Alachua County opened in 2017, Cypress & Grove is housed in the Gainesville building that was once the home of the Gainesville Ice Factory. Built from a rich history, Cypress & Grove draws from a 400 foot artesian well which pulls water directly from the Floridan Aquifer. They offer an array of craft beers on tap at a beautiful space in downtown Gainesville. Come learn about craft beer making and maybe give their brews a try!
Island Grove Wine Company
Island Grove Wine Company specializes in fine blueberry wines using the freshest blueberries from their own Florida farms. Their blueberry wines are made from 100% blueberries.
Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company
Sweetwater Organic Coffee Company is Gainesville’s only fair trade, certified organic coffee roaster that sources entirely from small-scale coffee farms. The folks at Sweetwater are committed to building community and treating coffee farmers with respect and dignity. As a certified ‘B Corp,’ Sweetwater is not only committed to profitability, but it is also focused on environmental and social responsibility. Tour participants will be guided through a 45-minute tour of the roasting facilities, and will learn about fair trade principles, Sweetwater’s cooperative business model, roasting techniques, sourcing organically and much more.