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. 

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.