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. Click here to learn more about Amy.

Session 1: Go Green. Chef Amy will kick start the series with teaching how to select quality ingredients. We will talk about the benefits of eating organically and the realities of how most of our food is produced. We will prepare some seasonal dishes with local greens. Dishes may include bok choi, kale, collard greens, sorrel, spinach and Swiss chard.

Session 2: The Great Whole Grain. Chef Amy will explain the whole grain.  Learn why choosing whole grains over refined grains are a more healthful choice.  A show and tell of a variety of whole grains including oats, quinoa, rice, amaranth and millet will help you see how many delicious options there are out there.  See how to prepare whole grain dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Session 3: Somewhere Over the Rainbow of Vegetables. Chef Amy will explain how to prepare seasonal vegetables.  We will weigh the pros and cons between choosing local, organic and seasonal options.  We will practice cutting techniques and experiment with different cooking techniques. You will learn how to incorporate your 8 daily servings every meal and snack of the day.

Session 4: The Perfect Plant Protein. Chef Amy will demonstrate how to cook dried legumes.  She will discuss the benefits of consuming legumes as a staple source of protein. Together, we will create dips, salads and soups from our nutritious little seeds.

Session 5: Sea Vegetables Aren't Just for Mermaids. Chef Amy will identify a variety of sea vegetables and discuss the powerful health benefits of incorporating them in your regular diet. We will create slaws, soups and snacks from these trace mineral rich treats from the sea.

Session 6: Soups On! Vegetable soup is a staple all year round. It is an easy meal, side dish or snack that you can make ahead of time and enjoy anytime of the day.  Homemade soups are easy to put together once you have the basics down.  In our last class of the series we will create a nutritious stock with seasonal vegetables to use as a base for our soup du jour.

Location:  Homegrown Local Food Cooperative - 2310 N. Orange Avenue

Time:   Monday’s 7-9pm: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15

Tuition:  $100 for entire camp

Email Chef Amy (amyrupert@mac.com) to register or learn more.