Welcome to the High Springs Farmers' Market
Open this Thursday- August 10, 2017, 12 PM to 4 PM
Community Information Booths
Our Santa Fe River
We are our Santa Fe River, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy, education and stewardship of our Santa Fe River. Our volunteers work tirelessly to defend the river from water withdrawals, nutrient loading and pollution sources.
We have a dire threat to the river, a proposed phosphate mine that HPSII wants to operate in Bradford and Union County. Our Santa Fe River Inc.(OSFR) is partnering with Citizens Against Phosphate Mining (CAPM) to fight the proposed HPSII phosphate mine which would decimate over 11,000 acres in Bradford and Union Counties straddling the New River which flows into the Santa Fe River. This mining operation threatens the already impaired ecosystem of the rivers, springs and aquifer by the required extraction of millions of gallons of additional water per day from the aquifer and the potential release of toxins and chemicals in recharge areas. "Fight the Mine" donations will help OSFR and CAPM further educate the public about this mining operation by funding mail campaigns, banners, PSA'S and other educational tools, and any legal fees needed along the way. Help us "Fight the Mine" and save our rivers, springs and drinking water from further degradation, and help maintain our property values along the river.
We have created an easy-to-send letter of opposition to the mine on our webpage at www.oursantaferiver.org Please help us and take a moment to sign the letter, letting Bradford County Commissioners know your concerns. You can edit the letter before sending, if you would like to say more. If you can make a donation to help us fight the mine, there is a link on the webpage for that, also. On August 17th, at the Bradford County Courthouse, there is a County Commission meeting from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, and we need to PACK THE HOUSE, and let them know we do NOT want this mine! Please join us if you can!!
Please think about becoming a member of our organization - we need more people to step up and help us save this precious river and its springs. Make a donation, attend our monthly board meetings, help us at events, do as much as you are comfortable with. Follow our online newsletter for events like our annual fundraiser - Riverfest, river cleanups, governmental meetings and more. Follow Our Santa Fe River on Facebook to get even more information and news.
Our Santa Fe River
Friends of O'Leno
Chartered in 1988 by the state of Florida, we are a non-profit citizen support organization that enjoys supporting two beautiful parks: O'Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park off HWY 27, west of High Springs. Join us in our mission and have lots of fun supporting a very worthy cause!
The purpose of the Friends of O'Leno, Inc. CSO (Citizens Support Organization) is to provide help and support for O'Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve State Park through various volunteer activities. Some of these activities include:
-Conducting programs, activities and events
-Requesting and receiving grants, gifts and bequests of money or valuables for the park
-Trail and facility maintenance
-Promoting academic, archeological, cultural or historic resources and scientific research to benefit the park or the Florida Park Service.
We invite you to join us and become a member of the Friends of O'Leno CSO. Contributions and volunteer talents of all kinds are needed to help us achieve our goals.
Friends of O'Leno
O'Leno State Park
410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road
High Springs, FL 32643
Healthy Hands Cooking Demonstration
Cooking Instructor Jenn Sundberg will be at the High Springs Farmers Market this Thursday, August 10, 2017. She will be demonstrating an awesome after school or afternoon snack--BANANA NUT BITES! Come out and show your support, thank you.
4th Annual Folk in the Springs
HIGH SPRINGS, FL – The Fourth Annual ‘Folk in the Springs’ Event - Sunday, September 17th from 12pm to 8pm will host acoustic artists from all over North Central Florida, their performances are a part of a walking tour throughout the High Springs historic downtown area. The event, produced by the High Springs Music in the Park Series, with support from the North Florida Folk Network (Jacksonville) will bring 7 different artists to 6 different locations throughout the historic downtown High Springs.
A Welcome Station will be hosted by the High Springs Chamber of Commerce. The High Springs Farmers Market will also be on site. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair for some of the locations such as James Paul Park and the High Springs Fire Department. Other venues have seating.
The event is free and open to the general public thanks to its sponsors: High Springs CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency), City of High Springs, High Springs Chamber of Commerce, The Great Outdoors Restaurant, Ginnie Springs Outdoors LLC, Ameris Bank, Our Town Magazine & more.
1st SATURDAY of the Month!
The next High Springs Farmers Market 1st Saturday will be SATURDAY, September 2, 2017, 10 AM to 2 PM.
We will have Turner Farm with fresh, local produce.
Southern Sweet Tooth makes homemade canned goods without additives and preservatives, 50% less sugar added.
Delicious pumpkin butter, candied jalapenos, and squash bread and butter pickles just to name a few.
FL Country Cupboard - olive oil, zucchini bread Handmade crafts also available:
Jen's Tie Dye Treasures- Tie dyed leggins, T-shirts, tanks, towels, sheet sets and tote bags.
Carol's Bags & More handmade purses, backpacks, waist aprons, pumpkin bread and banana bread. Our Santa Fe River and Friends of O'Leno community information booth.