Community & Friends

Local Buds

Burro Bags Burro was started here in Jacksonville (by one of our own mechanics) in two thousand and something. Since then, they’ve grown to supply their bags to individuals and retailers around the country and across the world. Visit their workshop and retail store on Forsyth Street downtown, or just get your fix here at ZenCog!

Community Couriers Since 2013, Ben and his band of merry messengers has served the urban core area, delivering groceries, takeout, laundry, books, produce, and bread to happy customers for a reasonable fee. Check them out! Deliveries start at only $3.99 and we all know you’re too hung over to pick up your own Gatorade.

Community Loaves The ladies behind Community Loaves have been baking their crowd-pleasing sourdough breads and pastries since 2011. Pick up a loaf at the Riverside Arts Market, or visit the storefront on Edgewood Avenue. Give ‘em a try!

CoRK Arts District Jacksonville’s most happening creative scene is blossoming at the corner of Rosselle and King, less than a mile from ZenCog. CoRK houses the workspaces and studios of some of our favorite artists, and there’s a show opening or other event almost every weekend.

Jax Truckies Food trucks are still a relatively new thing in sometimes-slow-on-the-uptake Jax, but that doesn’t mean we’re not fully onboard with the mouthwatering and mobile options our kitschy rolling kitchens are slinging. Any outdoor event is sure to have at least a couple, and you can track down a truck by visiting the Jax Truckies page on Facebook.

LDI Printing Where we get our print on.

Make Jax Weird Jacksonville is definitely weird, but not always in the best ways. Make Jax Weird is an initiative to bring out the good stuff. Check ‘em out on Facebook.

Mark George Jacksonville’s most dangerous pop artist and our favorite sticker-designer.

Riverside Arts Market Saturdays from 10-4 under the Fuller-Warren Bridge (except a few weeks in the winter), grab some of the tastiest street food, fresh produce, and some cool handmade items like clothing, art, and goat’s-milk soap. Bonus: this is where the RAM ride departs at 9 am each Saturday.

St. Johns Riverkeeper has a mission to work on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River and its tributaries and wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy. Their “Rising Tides” group is a great way for young people to get involved with group efforts to clean up our waterways.

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