HOMEGROWN LOCAL FOOD COOPERATIVE

Homegrown Local Food Cooperative is your resource for locally grown organic produce, pastured eggs and meats, raw dairy, honey and a variety of artisanal goods for the home and garden.  

Homegrown goods are available every week through our Signature Online Farmer's Market.  Simply log in, shop and pick-up your local goods at our boutique farm store on Orange Avenue where Ivanhoe and Health Villages connect.

Our local Farmer's list what's growing each week and you get to pick what farm fresh goodies you want and, they are harvested just for you!

Our local Artisans cook and prepare to order what you have requested.

Quality and transparency are important at Homegrown, and you can shop with ease, knowing that we are looking out for the best tasting, healthiest, most nutritionally packed, unadulterated, local food available.  At Homegrown our goal is to source the best quality food grown as close to home as possible.


Our produce is grown without pesticides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers and never from GMO seeds!  Our animal products come from animals who are treated humanely and do not receive routine hormones or antibiotics.  Our artisanal  food products are made without preservatives or artificial ingredients.  Our artisanal home products are made without parabens or sulfates.  Our garden products come from our local organic farmers.  

Each product listed at our Online Farmer's Market is identified by the farm, kitchen or craftsman who is creating the unique offering.  To learn more about our Producers, visit the Producers section.

 

Online Farmer's Market Hours:
Tuesday at 9am through Friday at 9am

Boutique Farm Store Hours:
Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4:00pm and Monday from 2:00pm until 7:00pm

 

We accept cash, check, ebt and all major credit cards. 

Fresh Starts Cooking Camp

Join Chef Amy at Fresh Starts Cooking Camp to learn how to prepare real food.  Throw out your microwaves because you aren’t going to need to rely on frozen mystery boxes anymore. You are going to learn how to cook.  Our focus is fresh, healthy, seasonal and organic food.  During the 6 sessions we will learn to identify real food and how to simply prepare it.  A recipe and resource packet is included.  Fresh Starts Cooking Camp will guide you to become a seasoned home chef who is ready to prepare what's growing locally in their neighborhood and backyard.

Read More

Memories of Homegrown's first Eat Your Art Out Fundraiser

Homegrown hosted our first ‘Eat Your Art Out’ fundraiser this month and the event was a huge success!  Our featured local artists, Victor Bokas and Dawn Schriener, filled the Cooperative with their colorful and creative pieces — including Florida-inspired scenes on canvas and pop art that you could harvest yourself from the ficus trees.  Local food and drinks sponsored by Living Vitalitea Kombucha, Dandelion Communitea Cafe, Lake Meadow Naturals, Olde Hearth Bread Co., Sweet Utopian and Parke Hydro Family Farms were enjoyed by guests at the event.  As we admired the art and nibbled on our locally made goodies, we enjoyed live music by Sharon Center Lowe with guitar and song, and Ben Tiptonford on sitar.  Five lucky raffle winners went home with Season’s Collections of fresh and local produce, and annual memberships to shop at Homegrown’s signature online Farmers Market.  Homegrown sure knows how to throw a great fundraising party — local style.  If you missed it, join us for the next one on November 15th.  Enjoy the fabulous photos taken by T. Bailey!

Victor Bokas and Dawn Schreiner - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Victor Bokas and Dawn Schreiner - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Living Vitalitea Kombucha - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Living Vitalitea Kombucha - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Olde Hearth Bread Co. Baguettes - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Olde Hearth Bread Co. Baguettes - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Buffet spread including Lake Meadow Naturals Deviled Eggs - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Buffet spread including Lake Meadow Naturals Deviled Eggs - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Sweet Utopian Brownie Bites - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Sweet Utopian Brownie Bites - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Sharon Center Lowe - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Sharon Center Lowe - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Ben Tiptonford - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Ben Tiptonford - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Victor Bokas Painting - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Victor Bokas Painting - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Dawn Schreiner Installation - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Dawn Schreiner Installation - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Eat Your Art Out - Homegrown Co-op, August 2014

Victor Bokas Paintings still on display at Homegrown Co-op!

Victor Bokas Paintings still on display at Homegrown Co-op!

Eat Your ART Out featuring Victor Bokas and Dawn Schreiner

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 — Homegrown Local Food Cooperative is pleased to present original artwork, for ONE NIGHT ONLY by Orlando artists Victor Bokas and Dawn Schreiner.

Victor Bokas

Victor Bokas — As a native Floridian, Victor grew up on the Gulf Coast against a backdrop of sunbathing tourists, palm trees, fish and other tropical images. A graduate of The University of Florida, Victor is Senior Graphic Designer for Tupperware and full-time painter. “Florida Vacation” became part of Orlando International Airport Public Art Project in 2000. Victor’s painting was turned into an 88ft x 15ft mosaic masterpiece welcoming visitors to Orlando. His work is featured on the cover of “Picturing Florida—From the First Coast to the Space Coast”. His painting was selected for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival poster in 1995. 

Dawn Schreiner

Dawn Schreiner — Visual storyteller. That’s how Dawn Schreiner describes herself. Pop culture is a popular theme in her work with a tongue and cheek sensibility. A graduate of the University of North Florida, Dawn has worked in graphic design, commercial illustration, as a robotics sculptor, courtroom sketch artist, and portrait artist. 


Homegrown Local Food Cooperativewelcomes you to our store Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. to launch the Exhibit while mingling with friends and enjoying music bySharon Center Lowe and Ben Tiptonford. Delicious local food will be served, including kombucha by Living Vitalitea, and other Homegrown goodies. For more information, please call: 407-895-5559.

RSVP on Facebook

BALLE Conference 2014

Last week I attended the annual BALLE Conference in Oakland, CA. BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is a growing network of local businesses, community networks and local economy investors. The organization's theme is "Prosperity for All" and they focus of what they call the "Core Four" impact strategies: Local First, DIY Entrepreneurs, Community Capital and Better Together. The conference brought together over 600 localists from all over the world to dive deeper into topics surrounding localism. I heard talks from brilliant and tenacious people about entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, ownership, policy and food. Conversations centered around the next steps for the localist movement. Now that "local" is a trend, where do we go? Otto Scharmer, who spoke on a panel at the closing session, says that we need to broaden and deepen.

Broadening means broadening the scope from buying locally to investing locally, focusing more on policy changes, more on empowering marginalized communities, and more on cross-sector collaboration (linking business, government, and civil society).
Deepening means creating room for the interior dimension of leading profound change: expanding the conversation about transformative leadership, mindfulness, compassion, sources of well-being, creativity, and spirituality. It means asking, Who are we today -- and who do we want to be tomorrow?
Read his post BALLE summary at Huffington Post: Eight Acupuncture Points for Transforming Capitalism

Thank you to all that made this trip possible! I had a fabulous time and made some great connections. Next year the conference will be in Phoenix, AZ and I would love to have more Orlandoans there! Check out some photos and a conference highlight video below. 

BALLE Vision Statement

BALLE Vision Statement

Nikki Silvestri, Executive Director of Green for All speaks to BALLE crowd

Nikki Silvestri, Executive Director of Green for All speaks to BALLE crowd

Closing Session - Left to Right: Glynn Washington, Otto Scharmer, Saru Jayaraman, Kat Taylor

Closing Session - Left to Right: Glynn Washington, Otto Scharmer, Saru Jayaraman, Kat Taylor

the BALLE team being recognized at the closing party at Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space

the BALLE team being recognized at the closing party at Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space

June 11-13, 2014 in Oakland, Calif., the 12th annual BALLE Conference brought together local business leaders, social entrepreneurs and Localists of all stripes for critical learning and uplifting conversations to propel the local living economies movement forward.