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Gator Glob - The Daily GLOB: Ballyhoos, Union St: Downtown Farmers Market, Cinema Verde @ SweetBerries, National Cookie Day, West Coast dancing, Gifts that give back, Goat Cheese excites cheese world

The Daily GLOB: Ballyhoos, Union St: Downtown Farmers Market, Cinema Verde @ SweetBerries, National Cookie Day, West Coast dancing, Gifts that give back, Goat Cheese excites cheese world

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Volume 9, Day 23, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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I LOVE using jars for lunch and even to freeze things (leave extra space for expansion!) because I am so against plastic now.  Read this to see why:  Plastic is VERY useful, but is way overused.  It should be used for only those things;/purposes that other  non-plastic resources can't handle.  Bottles should NOT be made out of plastic.  ALSO, plastic is oil based.  Further, and worse, is that plastic lasts forever and is so lightweight, it gets blown around and eventually ends up in the oceans as explained at the website above.  Please avoid plastic whenever possible!  It is something that each and everyone of us can do.

- Lynn


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Happy Wednesday!


GLOBmaster2017Brrr . . .  it's a cold wed. morning today.  Whether sprinkled, frosted, or dipped in chocolate, we all love the sweet treat. In fact, according to Google Trends, “cookie” was the most-searched sweet during the month of December last year.  Cookies first appeared in America in the 17th century. Among the most popular early American recipes were macaroons and gingerbread.




UNION ST. DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET: Due to construction on the Bo Diddley Plaza many vendors will be in a different location through at least the middle of January. Most vendors will continue to participate Union St, Downtown Farmers Market until they can return to their regular spots. So if you do not see one of your favorite vendors just keeping looking they are most likely attending but in a different location.  Charlie Lybrand is the Market manager that makes the downtown market happen.

Star fruit is in season and available at the market. Multiple types and colors of Pak Choi as well as Tokyo Bekana are adding to the Asian greens. Mizuna and curly mustards are coming in. Cut flower bouquets and single stem sunflowers are readily available. Salad mix, lettuce and arugula are increasing by the week. Bananas are still being harvested. This may be the last week for beans due to our current cold snap. Roselle and radishes are in season. Bitter melon and yard long beans are available. Malabar spinach and eggplant are being harvested. Summer type squash is still available. Leeks, scallions, and Florida Sweet onions are being offered. Root crops such as ginger and turmeric are prolific. Collards continue to yield. Green, blue lacinato and red Russian kale are in season. Parsley remains accessible. Sweet potatoes and sweet potato greens are abundant. Shiitake, lions mane and oyster mushrooms are readily available. Organic cherry and plum tomatoes are in season as well as multiple varieties of greenhouse and field grown tomatoes. Micro greens are offered each week. You will also find local honey every week. Tempeh is offered each week. Cucumbers fresh and pickled are available. Peppers-both sweet and spicy- are abundant. Potatoes are available in multiple colors. Grass fed beef, pork and chicken as well as seafood are offered every Wednesday. An ever increasing variety of vegan prepared foods is also available. Check the Markets products page for a definitive listing of produce. Fresh lemonade, ice cream, and kombucha are served each week along with a wide variety of prepared foods.


4:00: Ted Wright
5:00: Don Austin
6:15: INspiration




Cinema Verde SWEETBERRIES Eatery and Frozen Custard fundraiser - Come join the UF Advanced Event Management class and Cinema Verde for a sweet fundraising night at SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard! From 6:00 until 10:00 P.M., on December 4th, 10% of all orders will go to Cinema Verde! Come be a part of this epic night!  The film lineup for the upcoming festival will be announced.



WEST COAST SWING DANCING Classes West Coast Swing Dance classes with excellent instruction. Beginner class followed by intermediate class and social dancing to practice what you have learned. Professional DJ who knows how to swing the tunes. A great variety of music genre. $5 Beginners Class.


What for lucnh this Downtown Market Day GLOBer!?!?  Tell the GLOB Master where to meet you nad I can bring all the brain food you can consume before we go to the Market...


Today in the GLOB!

Ballyhoo's Grill

Ballyhoo's blackened shrimp tacos were top shelf, prize-winning lunch time entrees. I will be back to order those beauties again.  The best thing the GLOB Master ate at Ballyhoo's this lunch time, however, was the black beans and yellow rice. - READ MORE

This goat cheese excites cheese world

The Cellars at Jasper Hill is, in other words, one of the most respected names in American cheesemaking, and so it is a very big deal (in certain circles) that, for the first time in the farm’s two-decade history, they’re venturing into goat cheese. - READ MORE

Chef life/kitchen experiences

Bistro Leo owner John McDonald is one of the leading forces in New York's dynamic culinary scene; he's the same man behind iconic eateries like El Toro Blanco, Lure Fishbar and Bowery Meat Company. - READ MORE



Holiday gifts that give back - What’s better than that look of pure glee a person gets when they unwrap a gift that’s so perfectly, epically them? A gift that’s all that With so many gifts that give back out there, it can be hard to tell what’s worth it and what’s truly helping those in need. That’s where we’re here to help. After speaking with Ashley Post at Charity Navigator, a leading site for investigating nonprofits and where their money is going, we came up with a few simple insights to follow to make sure your gift really does give back



If you're still hungry and need a good lunch idea FOLLOW THIS LINK to Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog Instagram page.  This is where the GLOB's Image Editor Erica Corbett takes great pleasure in sharing amazingly looking, deliciously yummy images of what we are thinking about, contemplating seriously, and eventually eating for lunch in the Urban GLOB.

Have a wonderful Wednesday lunch and if you see the GLOB Master downtown today be sure to say hello.  If I miss you this afternoon I will see ya right here tomorrow morning. 

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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