The Shop seen December 2011

The Shop seen December 2011
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

We Are Not a Cafe

Because the words "Whole Foods" appear in our title, people who view up on a handheld device often wonder if we are part of the giant Whole Foods chain.  For better or worse, we are a small family-owned, community centered shop on Main Street in Alachua.  We have lots and lots of natural and organic food and drinks, but we are vegetarian and vegan, and we are not a restaurant.  There is no hot food available.  We do have several tables inside and out if you wish to linger and snack, which we welcome.

Sunday, May 5, 2013



MONDAY            9:00AM      8:00PM
TUESDAY            9:00AM      8:00PM
WEDNESDAY     9:00AM      8:00PM
THURSDAY        9:00AM      8:00PM
FRIDAY               9:00AM      8:00PM
SATURDAY        10:00AM     8:00PM
SUNDAY            1:00PM        7:00PM

This will be our store  hours until Daylight Savings Time ends.
 Nov 2, 2014.

Monday, April 8, 2013


As of October our 40ft fridge/freezer is working great!  The following lines are left here for historical purposes.  We'll be editing them out soon.

Our new 40ft fridge/freezer installation passed all inspections and became operational Tuesday April 23rd, ahead of target.  The mechanical engineers have had to come beck once already to tweak things, and they'll gave to come out again, but basically it's all done.  In fact, we've already run out of space in the fridge section and are at 85% capacity in the freezer.  It looks like we're going to have to start using the old 3-door fridge in the back room again.  What a revolting development this is!

UPDATE August 25, 2013:  the fridge/freezer is still running fine...but bad news is our electricity bill has tripled!  (Not only are the City of Alachua rates high for homes, but business pays a vhigher high tax on utilities that you ordinary consumers don't pay.)  The good news is the fridge/freezer is already full and overflowing.  As soon as the Summer slump ends we're planning on re-opening the back room and re-commissioning the three-door fridge as a produce-only fridge.  Nothing stays the same in the material world!  In Summer we cut back our produce deliveries from three per week to one, but we've already went back to two, and will go to three again shortly. (Note: we haven't got around to reconditioning the back room yet, but we'll get around to it soon...maybe.  Alachua wasn't built in a day.)

Friday, April 27, 2012


You can now follow us on Twitter at @harvestalachua.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Organic Produce Increase

We now receive one pallet of organic fruit and veg every Tuesday afternoon. The quantity we now regularly buy now enables us to sell at lower prices. We've surveyed our customers and they tell us they want more organic products. We've listened, and we're actively increasing our organic lines, and thinning our conventional product lines. But, 70% of our customers (most recent written survey) are vegetarian or vegan. For these clients, we need to keep a variety of important non-meat products, even if they are not available organic. We've done this, and will continue to do so. We're proud that we're the only totally vegetarian shop in the county; we don't sell any meat, fish or egg products.