Roots & Herbs Festival

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Roots & Herbs Festival

Come out and experience this unique farmers market; linking local food to local cultures.

By Florida Organic Growers

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 8 · 8:30am - 12pm EDT


Haile Farmers Market 5213 Southwest 91st Terrace Gainesville, FL 32608

About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Come to experience various cultures through food, songs, and conversations special to this event date. Attendees can expect to experience a unique farmers market with cultural entertainment, cooking conversations/demonstrations and samples, educational information, children's engagements, workshops, food, activities, face painting and so much more.

Special event day cultural booths:

Florida Heritage Foods

Africa Unique

  • Grocery items
  • Authentic clothes and fashion show

Alliance Française de Gainesville

  • Performance/choir of folk songs in French/Francophone
  • Samples of French food

Devi Temple of Florida

  • Cultural connection to medical uses of crops
  • Demonstration of food uses and recipes

École Française

  • French Fun Food & foreign languages
  • Demo and samples of à la crème aux fines herbs

Las Americas Bakery

  • Bakery items
  • Yucca as a staple item

Ukraine Booth with Ukrainian club @ UF and SF College student volunteers

  • limited number or flower crowns at the maker space ranging from $16+
  • Decorative cookies $6
  • Preorder and on-site bread sales with UF Ukraine Club (see info. & link below)
  • Free Ukraine activities and face painting

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**Be sure to check back to register for workshops RSVP and to see the event details with times for performances and supporting activities.

Flower Crown Maker Space Limited #. Decorative cookie sales, Free Paskas activities and facepaint.

Ukraine vendor booth will be located at SW 91st Terr. and SW 52nd Lane. :) Cash preferred. Vendor sales goes towards raining money for Ukraine support.

The Paska, a traditional Easter bread, is a staple in every Ukrainian family during the Easter holiday. Taste this delicious dessert bread while supporting Ukraine! We have covered the cost of materials so that 100% of the money you pay funds medications for a mobile medical unit in Ukraine!

PASKA pre order due April 4th. (limited bread on site)


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Heritage Foods Market Experience

Haile Farmers Market

The vendor booths will be open for businesses and sales during the market 8:30-Noon. 9 AM Tartines à l’huile d’olive aux fines herbes de Provence (olive oil & herbs on baguette)​ ​ 11 AM Tartines à l...

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Live Musical Entertaiment

Live Music:​ 9:00 AM - 12:00PM Lionel Jr. ​ ​ Entertainment:​ 9:30 AM Au Clair de la lune, Frère Jacques​ ​ 10:30 AM Savez-vous planter les choux ; Spanish BINGO ​ 11:30 AM Pilgrims Song (« Ultreia »)

Frequently asked questions

Can you take your pet?
Is this a CASH only event?

About the organizer