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Anyone in Jacksonville interested in a meetup?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 09, 2010 at 1:55 AM

I have followed John Durant and several other of the New York Paleo folks. In truth I am fairly jealous. So...

I have decided that a Paleo meet up makes a ton of sense for us southerners. I am new to the Jacksonville, FL area and without my local Paleo resources so I am stuck at the local whole foods (The one in mandarin). I need some local knowledge and support.

I would love to meet some Paleo folks for workouts or picnics or even camaraderie. So... there it is Jacksonville.
No phones numbers, just respond here to generate some interest and I will work on organizing something for us if "y'all" are down!

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on March 17, 2013
at 02:13 PM

Hows it going? I'm in Jax

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on March 17, 2013
at 02:10 PM

Still in Jax? Know where to get grass-fed meat for less than $8/pound?

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on October 03, 2011
at 11:29 PM

I concur, I prefer the Baymeadows location as well however the entry to their place stinks because you have to pull a u turn every time.

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on October 03, 2011
at 08:58 PM

I suggest a meet-up at Singleton's in Mayport (if it hasn't fallen into the river) for gorging on fried soft shell crabs. But as a damyankee now far out of the area I will only be there in spirit.

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on September 19, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Gotta give Wards respect. They still stock the REAL GT's kombucha, although now you get I.D.'d and can't buy it before 1pm on Sunday :(

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on September 05, 2011
at 03:19 PM

I don't know if you are still around, or still interested in getting together with people in Jacksonville. I am about to start the paleo/primal kinda thing and would love to have some people around that are into the same stuff. Let me know. -Justin

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on August 19, 2011
at 01:37 AM

I am in Gainesville also. Wards is my favorite. I haven't heard about Rosas Farm, how are there prices?

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on July 07, 2011
at 11:10 PM

FWIW, my daughter goes to the one across from NAX Jax and loves it.

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on June 23, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Adam, which cross fit location are you associated with? I work right down the street from one (my office is on Prudential downtown) and I live in Oakleaf (pretty close to the Orange Park/Middleburg location). I'd love to try one out, but the price and the fear of the unknown are keeping me away.

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:36 PM

How close are you to Jacksonville? My brother Jer lives there, and he just started doing Crossfit. Y'all should connect.

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on March 31, 2011
at 02:10 AM

I will look them up! I have been to their website, I think. We live in Atlantic Beach, though. A trip to OP is rough.

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on September 12, 2010
at 05:13 PM

Correct closed on Sundays but now I know where it is!

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on September 10, 2010
at 04:46 PM

Annie O, Great! I am new to North Florida although I have lived in Pensacola and Jax before. Are you in the Jax metro area? I was thinking of hitting up Native Sun this weekend on Sunday. If they have a coffee shop there or close by we could meet up there. I want to take a play from Mark's Daily Apple website and plan a picnic. What do you think?

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on September 10, 2010
at 04:44 PM

I have an order in for a new set of Vibrams from BCO In fact my sprints mysteriously disappeared from my hotel room last week so I am in desperate need of replacing them. Farmers market info is great thank you. I look forward to seeing Native Sun on sunday.

0034e877123279fd4e16347f9829e514

on September 09, 2010
at 04:07 AM

Wish you were still in the area Krish, I am hoping to build a community here.

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on September 11, 2010
at 01:55 AM

I'm fairly certain that Native Sun is closed on Sundays...regardless of what their website says you might want to call them on Saturday and double check. I know there are two locations. I, personally, prefer the Baymeadows location better.

Hopefully you'll get this message before Sunday.

0034e877123279fd4e16347f9829e514

on September 12, 2010
at 05:13 PM

Correct closed on Sundays but now I know where it is!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 03, 2011
at 11:29 PM

I concur, I prefer the Baymeadows location as well however the entry to their place stinks because you have to pull a u turn every time.

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on October 08, 2012
at 01:33 PM

I am a Chef and Nutrition Coach who teaches and practices a Paleo Diet. I buy grass fed meat from JD Beef at Riverside Arts Market on Saturdays. You can also find him online. I offer Organic, Paleo meals delivered twice a week in Jacksonville that are gluten, lactose and soy free. More info here- http://spacuisine.ezchef.net. I also offer Nutrition Coaching.

Millie Barnes 904-520-3448

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:08 PM

I am a Chef and Nutrition Coach in Jacksonville who has a Meal Delivery Service that follows the Paleo guidelines and is gluten, lactose and soy free. I deliver 3 meals on Mondays and Thursdays. I teach the Paleo lifestyle through month long coaching. I also have a book for sale on Amqzon and Nook called "The Criterion Diet" Please see http://spacuisine.ezchef.net.

I'd love to be a part of a meet-up!

Millie Barnes 904-520-3448

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on September 19, 2011
at 06:47 PM

Just wanted to update regarding Orlando/Central Florida area Paleo/Primal people. Our meetup is now has a respectable 50 members, but we have plenty of room to grow.

Right now it's a little tough for me because as the "organizer" I'm on the hook for the Meetup dues, but I plan on coughing up the dough to keep it going for at least another 6 months and hopefully we'll figure out how to split the dues or do some fundraising over the next few months.

I'm actually working with a local gym to see if we can hold a "Grok Feast"/Meetup to try and win a cow from MDA.

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E90045493ec63671c1eaded94d5076c1

on September 05, 2011
at 03:21 PM

I don't know if you (or anyone) are still around, or still interested in getting together with people in Jacksonville. I am about to start the paleo/primal kinda thing and would love to have some people around that are into the same stuff.

Let me know. -Justin

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on March 17, 2013
at 02:13 PM

Hows it going? I'm in Jax

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on March 31, 2011
at 04:16 PM

Thanks for the info everyone! I recently moved back to the first coast and this thread has been very helpful. I'd definitely be down for a meetup of some kind.

77ecc37f89dbe8f783179323916bd8e6

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on April 28, 2011
at 06:36 PM

How close are you to Jacksonville? My brother Jer lives there, and he just started doing Crossfit. Y'all should connect.

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on March 31, 2011
at 01:38 AM

American Renaissance, Rosas Farms just north of Ocala has pastured eggs, cheese, butter, poultry, and meats and they deliver to Jacksonville - I think to the Orange Park Mall area - once a month. They have a web site for placing an order -http://www.alrosas.com/

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on March 31, 2011
at 02:10 AM

I will look them up! I have been to their website, I think. We live in Atlantic Beach, though. A trip to OP is rough.

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on March 30, 2011
at 11:06 PM

If anyone ever finds themselves a little farther south, namely the Orlando area, you're more than welcome to join The Orlando Paleo Diet Meetup Group (www.meetup.com/Orlando-Paleo-Diet-Meetup-Group).

We're in the middle of organizing a "Paleo Pot-luck" at a local park (equipped with grills of course) and the more cavemen/cavewomen the merrier!

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on February 26, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Hey guys, I stumbled across this page and I am more than willing to help in any way I can. I am an avid cross fitter and coach, I eat paleo (paleo/zone), and firmly believe in the paleo/Minimalist movement. Drop me a line!

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on June 23, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Adam, which cross fit location are you associated with? I work right down the street from one (my office is on Prudential downtown) and I live in Oakleaf (pretty close to the Orange Park/Middleburg location). I'd love to try one out, but the price and the fear of the unknown are keeping me away.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on July 07, 2011
at 11:10 PM

FWIW, my daughter goes to the one across from NAX Jax and loves it.

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03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a

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on February 01, 2011
at 01:06 AM

There is actually a pretty large Paleo presence in the Jacksonville area with the rise of Crossfit, but like everything else in Jacksonville, spread out.

I do most of my shopping at the (Mayport) Commissary, and the organic section there is getting bigger and better every time I go in there. I am trying to nail down the logistics of sourcing grass-fed beef, and pastured pork and eggs. The Beaches Farm Market has some great stuff, and I have found a few places out near Starke that are promising, but I need to get a deep freeze. I might be interested in a meat share or going halvsies on a split side.

Check out BioMax the next time anyone is out at the beach.

Bio-Max Bio-Max is a traditional natural food store operating in Atlantic Beach since 1980. We feature a wide variety of natural and organic foods, including gluten-free alternatives. Also available are a variety of healthy snacks, and organic fruits & vegetables. We have a comprehensive supplement department as well, with friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to helping customers.

299 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, Fl 32233 246-163432233 246-1634

I found a few things there that no one else had, and they are good people.

Has anyone had experince with Community Supported Agriculture in Jax? I am looking to start up with that if it's available. It would save my wife some trips to the grocery store with a baby.32233 246-1634

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on March 17, 2013
at 02:10 PM

Still in Jax? Know where to get grass-fed meat for less than $8/pound?

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on November 08, 2010
at 01:32 AM

Hi, I recently moved here to Jacksonville. The best place to buy bulk meat and eggs is probably at one of the PX's. Want to hear some funny s*it? Im a disabled vet and disabled vets do not get commisary/px access. If anyone has a current military ID/dependent card/base stickers, let me know if you could bring me along, I could really use some stuff. Thanks.

And thanks for the tip about Native Sun, Im going to look it up right now.

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on November 05, 2010
at 03:26 PM

I am actually from the Gainesville area but my daughter lives in the Atlantic Beach area so I am over there all the time. I pick up some items at the Fresh Market. Ward's on 23rd Ave. in Gainesville and the Mother Earth stores are good sources of Paleo foods. Rosas Farms south of Orange Lake is an excellent source for pastured eggs, meats, and now they are carrying local cheeses.

B883e32a79f743ff8fee345567393074

(132)

on August 19, 2011
at 01:37 AM

I am in Gainesville also. Wards is my favorite. I haven't heard about Rosas Farm, how are there prices?

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(19479)

on September 19, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Gotta give Wards respect. They still stock the REAL GT's kombucha, although now you get I.D.'d and can't buy it before 1pm on Sunday :(

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on November 05, 2010
at 01:44 PM

Wow - I don't know why I never googled paleo Jax before - what an idiot! I too am a believer in Paleo but don't follow it fully mainly cos I need to know more and I also need to be very mindful of my own health needs.

If you're having another meetup please let me know. Mike and I moved from the UK to Jax 4 yrs ago (retired). Live off Baymeadows and 9A. Within a mile or so of Native Sun which we are in at least twice a week - love the place. I also get fresh farm eggs and some meat from a local farm at Starke. This farm is also at Jarboe Park Green market two Saturdays a month.

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on September 15, 2010
at 05:05 PM

Native Sun is nice and I will continue to go there. I visited the one off San Jose. Unfortunately Whole Foods (which is only .5 miles away) had a much better selection of organic produce. Native Sun looked more like a supplement store or perhaps a market that caters to vegans. The butcher counter at Whole Foods was nicely stocked and they can even order Rabbit.

New tidbit, The butcher at Whole Foods receives their grass fed beef on Sundays.

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on September 10, 2010
at 03:55 PM

Definitely check out Native Sun. I used to load up on avocados there. Organic avocado for $1 while Publix sells non-organic ones for $1.39...

BCO is where I got my Vibrams and my slackline. Right across the street is Costco. I love Costco! Buying meat and veggies in bulk saved me a ton of money.

Also there is a Farmer's Market with decent seafood/vegetable stands every Saturday/Sunday on Beach Blvd. There is another Farmer's market @ Jarboe park in Atlantic Beach, it's much smaller than the one on Beach blvd. but it's very nice.

That's all I got for now :)

0034e877123279fd4e16347f9829e514

on September 10, 2010
at 04:44 PM

I have an order in for a new set of Vibrams from BCO In fact my sprints mysteriously disappeared from my hotel room last week so I am in desperate need of replacing them. Farmers market info is great thank you. I look forward to seeing Native Sun on sunday.

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on September 10, 2010
at 01:22 PM

This is EXACTLY what I meant. As a newbie to Jacksonville I was not aware of Native sun and was only using the Whole Foods near Mandarin. Now that I am aware of Native Sun it is on the list to visit this weekend!

Learned thus far: 1) Jax Paleos move away 2) Native Sun is a place to forage.

My contribution: 1) Ostrich steak at Clark's Fish Camp was AWESOME but pricey. 2) Black Creek Outfitters has excellent stuff to promote an outdoor sun worshiping lifestyle.

I intend to keep this going so lurkers can learn something as well (even if they are shy about contributing). Lord knows I lurked on this site for a long while!

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on September 09, 2010
at 06:51 PM

I'm from the North Florida area and a very interested.

0034e877123279fd4e16347f9829e514

on September 10, 2010
at 04:46 PM

Annie O, Great! I am new to North Florida although I have lived in Pensacola and Jax before. Are you in the Jax metro area? I was thinking of hitting up Native Sun this weekend on Sunday. If they have a coffee shop there or close by we could meet up there. I want to take a play from Mark's Daily Apple website and plan a picnic. What do you think?

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041ca18f71ae043708522af0687d81c7

on September 09, 2010
at 04:11 PM

I just moved away from Jacksonville to Tally. Otherwise I'd love a meet-up.

I totally miss Native Sun. In my opinion Native Sun > Fresh Market > Whole Foods.

Good luck with the meet-up.

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on September 09, 2010
at 02:49 AM

I'm from jacksonville and its great to see that there even is a paleo community there. I was literally shocked to see this post when I just opened the website (as I always am with jacksonville related things). Anyway, I'm in college now, so not around anymore, but best of luck. Definitely hope its a success!

Oh man, and how much do you guys love native sun?

0034e877123279fd4e16347f9829e514

on September 09, 2010
at 04:07 AM

Wish you were still in the area Krish, I am hoping to build a community here.

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