Media Release

Buy SMART in September

Thursday, August 27, 2009 2:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives representatives will be at local grocery stores every Thursday in September from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., offering shoppers information about how to "Buy S.M.A.R.T." (Save Money And Reduce Trash). They will also be at local farmers markets during market hours.

"Buy S.M.A.R.T." is a County campaign teaching about the 4 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink). All shoppers who wish to receive tips on how to buy S.M.A.R.T. will receive a free reusable shopping bag or jar opener made of recycled tires and a Buy S.M.A.R.T. pocket guide.

The following is a list of locations and dates where we will be this September:

  • September 2: Union Street Farmers Market (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.) - Downtown Community Plaza, University Ave. and SE 1st Street, Gainesville
  • September 3: Publix - Westgate Plaza, 125 SW 34th St., Gainesville
  • September 10: High Springs Farmers Market (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) - 110 NW 1st Ave., High Springs
  • September 12: 441 Farmers Market (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) - NW 34th St. and Route 441, Gainesville
  • September 17: Hitchcock's - 15560 NW US Highway 441, Alachua
  • September 17: Hitchcock's - 24220 W Newberry Rd., Newberry
  • September 21: Tioga Farmers Market (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.) - Tioga Town Center, 105 SW 128th Street, off of Newberry Rd. (Route 26), Tioga
  • September 24: Pearl's Country Store and Barbecue - 106 NE Highway 441, Micanopy

For more information, contact Jennifer Seitz, Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5245 or email


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).