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:
Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Monday from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Winter Park Farmers Market:
Every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM with Frog Song Organics

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

4:30 pm16:30

Annual Member Meeting

All Owners are encouraged and welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at our store on Sunday October 23, 2016 at 4:30pm. The agenda for the meeting is included below. 

To help us plan for seating, please RSVP to volunteer@homegrowncoop.org

Amy Rupert Secol


Homegrown Annual Meeting 2016

1. State of the Union Address by President Amy Rupert Secol

2. Introduction of current Board members
Vice President: Tiffany Bailey
Secretary: Stephanie Lichtenstein
Treasurer: John Brownsord
Director: Patti Brownsord

3.  Membership Changes
New Agreement to be signed by all Owners

4.  Financial Update

5. Donation Request
Please bring a financial donation if you are able; cash, checks & credit cards welcomed

6. Open Forum

Cultivating Awareness through Meditation and Breathing
7:00 pm19:00

Cultivating Awareness through Meditation and Breathing

  • Homegrown Co-op

Do you often feel caught in the mind trap of overthinking? Are you tired of never feeling fully present in the moment? If so, join us for our weekly class, Cultivating Awareness through Meditation and Breathing on Thursdays from 7-8PM. Jessica Smith, owner of Revitalize, happy + healthy guidance, will teach us how to cultivate a more calm and vibrant daily life through the practices of breath work and meditation.

No experience necessary except for a desire to create peace in your life. Seating will be available, but feel free to bring a yoga mat or a pillow if you would prefer to sit on the floor. Love donations accepted, with all proceeds donated to the co-op.

For more info: Jessica@HappyHealthyGuidance.com / www.facebook.com/happyhealthyguidance.com

7:30 pm19:30

Living Room Series - The Man with Elephant Hands


Jack Graham, Banks Helfrich and Tisse Mallon present independent local films in your living room. Living Room Screening events go beyond movie night and into a shared experience which includes the film, the creator and the reflections and thoughts of the audience.
This intimate experience consists of a number of previews, one short film, a feature and a conversation.

A few things for you to know:
- Due to the nature of this performance space, no late arrivals can be accommodated.
- While not lewd or vulgar, these films are recommended for ages 18 and up.
- The films lasts approx. 80 minutes.

NOTE: Due to limited space, we can only accommodate a certain number of people. If you have a plus one, we welcome them with open arms but please let your host know so that we have space for everybody!

The Man with Elephant Hands
Sid hates his hands; he thinks they look like elephant feet; so he hides them from everyone including himself.


Fresh Starts Cooking Camp
6:00 pm18:00

Fresh Starts Cooking Camp

Join Chef Amy for Fresh Starts Cooking Camp and learn how to prepare healthy, seasonal and organic meals. This 6 part series focuses on whole organic food and teaches you how to cook it. At Fresh Starts Cooking Camp we use all organic ingredients and local vegetables. All classes are vegetarian and may also be vegan if Campers prefer not to include raw local honey. Fresh Starts Cooking Camp will guide you to become a seasoned home chef ready to prepare amaranth to zucchini and the fresh bounty that’s growing locally in your neighborhood. 

Each class includes a health and recipe packet along with resources on where to find the best quality food. Fresh Starts Campers will sample the dishes created and enjoy house made beverages.

Class Schedule:

Classes are held from 6-8pm on Tuesday evenings.

4/26/16 – Session 1:  Go Green.  Chef Amy will kick start the series with an educational lecture on how to identify and select quality ingredients. She will discuss the benefits of eating organically and the realities of how most of our food is produced. We will prepare seasonal dishes with local greens. Dishes may include depending on availability:  bok choi, kale, collard greens, sorrel, spinach and Swiss chard.

5/3/16 – Session 2:  Somewhere Over the Rainbow of Vegetables.  Chef Amy will explain how to select the freshest seasonal vegetables and the most nutritious ways to prepare them. Cutting and cooking techniques for fresh vegetables will be the focus. In this class, you will learn how to incorporate vegetables into every meal and snack of the day.

5/10/16 – Session 3:  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 easy dishes and snacks from these trace mineral rich treats from the sea.

5/17/16 – Session 4:  The Great Whole Grain.  Chef Amy will discuss what a whole grain is and the benefits of choosing whole over refined grains. We will identify a variety of whole grains including oats, quinoa, rice, amaranth, millet, freekah and farro.  Dishes we prepare will showcase how to incorporate whole grains at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

5/24/16 – Session 5: The Perfect Plant Protein.  Chef Amy will demonstrate the best ways to cook dried legumes. She will discuss the benefits of consuming legumes as a staple source of protein. We will cover how to create dips, salads and side dishes from our nutritious little seeds.

5/31/16 – Session 6:  Soups On!  Chef Amy loves vegetable soup all year round. Fresh soup is an easy meal, side dish or snack that you can make ahead of time and enjoy anytime of the day. We will learn how to make a fresh stock as a base for our homemade soup du jour.


Homegrown Local Food Cooperative

2310 N. Orange Ave.

Orlando, FL 32804



$225 for the entire Camp!

10% discount for cash payments!


To Register:

call or email Chef Amy



Or Register Online at http://www.tangibletaste.com/

Registration Deadline:  4/15/16.

4:30 pm16:30

Knife Skills 101

Join Chef Amy and learn how to save time in the kitchen and save money on bandages by learning to cut produce like a chef does. Dicing an onion takes less than a minute when you know how to do it like a pro. If you’re intimidated by a butternut squash, then come see how to determine the best way to take apart a hard gourd. Learn cutting techniques including matchstick, julienne, dice, mince and chiffonade. Bring your favorite sharp knives and your own cutting board to practice with. Practice produce provided. Organic snacks and tea served. Sunday April 3rd 4:30-6pm At Homegrown Local Food Cooperative

4:30 pm16:30

Quarterly Meeting

  • Homegrown Local Food Cooperative

All Lifetime Members are invited to attend Homegrown's Quarterly Board Meeting. 

Introduction to Meditation and Awareness for Children (and Parents!)
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction to Meditation and Awareness for Children (and Parents!)

This class will delicately introduce the practices of meditation and living in the present moment to your child(ren) and provide hands on exercises to help you incorporate these into your family life. If you, as the parent, have never delved into these practices, this is your opportunity to see how they can work with the family dynamic, by promoting a greater sense of peace and harmony; something every household could use.

Children of all ages are welcome, and must be accompanied by at least one family member. Cost is $10 for the first child, $5 per additional child. Parents are free. (If you are a soon to be parent, feel free to come and learn!)

Please bring a small snack for your child and his or her favorite stuffed animal or toy. Both of these will be used in exercises to help explain the concept of living in the present moment.

Email Jessica@happyhealthyguidance.com for more info

Brian Hayes Live
12:30 pm12:30

Brian Hayes Live

  • Homegrown Local Food Coopeartive

Brian Hayes is a working vocalist, songwriter, arranger and composer, with a background ranging many genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rock, Pop and more. In fall 2013 he received bachelor's degrees from the University of North Florida in the studies of Classical voice and in Jazz studies, primary instrument being voice. 

He has performed major roles in numerous operas, including Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and Menotti's "The Consul", oratorios, such as Handel's "Messiah" and Bach's "St. John's Passion", and theatrical productions, including  Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" and Leiber & Stoller's "Smokey Joe's Cafe".

He has performed with the UNF and UBC opera ensembles in two separate productions in the Czech Republic, Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi Fan Tutte", and has toured with different groups in many different countries, including the UNF Chorale 2010 tour of Italy and the St. John's Cathedral Choir of Jacksonville 2014 tour of Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral, and a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines in 2014. 

He has performed with such noted performers and ensembles, including but not limited to; The Royal Symphony of England, Reggie Wooten, and in 2011 He performed onstage with Ben Folds at the Times Union Center in Jacksonville, FL, along with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. 

Sep 26

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers at Homegrown

Saturdays in September from Noon-4pm

Daniel, Owner and Brew Master at Living Vitalitea will be sampling and selling seasonal Kombucha flavors on tap. Bring your Luv jug for refills.http://livingkombucha.com/

Gail, Owner and Farmer at Southern Vertical Gardens will be sampling her newest harvest of nutritional packed microgreens.

Ashley, Owner and Chef at Sweet Utopian - Vegan Milk Bar will be sampling and selling her newest vegan creations.

Deirdre, Owner and Chef at Soulfully Sweet will be sampling and selling her organic, gluten free, Non-Gmo cookies. http://soulfullysweet.com/

Wendy, Owner and Chef at Poca’s Hottest will be sampling and selling her specialty sauces and seasonings. http://www.pocashottest.com/

7:30 pm19:30


Let's do it again!! 

Join us for samplings of wine and cheese, all certified vegan!! 

Our event will be held at Homegrown Co-op, however due to the long hours put in over the weekend to run their farmer's market, we are choosing to hold the event on a weekday evening, Thursday April 30th, out of courtesy to the hard working staff members. 


All profits from this event will be donated to the Homegrown Co-op and organizations that have recently undertaken the rescued animals from the illegal Miami slaughterhouse. Your donation of $15 (+ $1.75 processing fee*) will reserve one of the limited spots to the event. (No refunds, sorry!) 

Tickets will be limited to 60 for this event and MUST be bought in advance. 
Sale of tickets end April 23rd, 12 PM. ID's WILL BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR. 
We will try to have Raffle items avail for this event as well -- bring cash night of! 

(The Organizers will not profit off of this event. All donations received will go towards the necessary supplies, such as beverages, cheeses, nibbly bites, and Meetup processing fees*. All profits from this fundraiser will be split between The Homegrown Cooperative and an animal rescue/sanctuary/shelter in need! We believe in transparency, and receipts + deposits of money etc will be showcased for the masses to see. Again, we are not here to profit, just to help facilitate is all :D) 

Purchase Tickets at the Meetup Page! 

Central Florida Earth Day
10:00 am10:00

Central Florida Earth Day

  • Lake Eola

Central Florida Earth Day is back--bigger and better than ever! It will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at beautiful Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Please join us at the largest and most prestigious Earth Day event in Central Florida.

The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and live music and entertainment. Central Florida Earth Day will draw both committed environmentalists and those who want to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. You can promote your business or group to thousands of people who want to learn more about environmentalism and the varied products and services that support an eco-friendly and a veg-friendly way of life. All money raised will be used for local environmental education and outreach.

For more information, visit www.CFEarthDay.org

Apr 18

Beyond Pesticide Forum

  • Florida A&M University College of Law

Those interested in pollinator and public health issues are fortunate that the 33rd national Beyond Pesticides forum will be in Florida for the first time and will be at the Florida A&M University College of Law  in downtown Orlando (201 Beggs Ave, Orlando, FL 32801). The Beyond Pesticides Forum is an annual event from the Washington, D.C. non-profit organization Beyond Pesticides, formed in 1981. 

The Beyond Pesticides Forum kicks off on Friday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. with a Pesticides 101 session, followed by a reception and keynote panel “Protecting Workers Health and the Environment: From Field to Table.” Participants in that panel include the staff attorney for the Center for Food Safety, executive director of the Florida Organic Growers, author of Project Animal Farm and the chef and co-owner of Cress Restaurant in Deland.

On Saturday, April 18, following breakfast, the morning keynote speaker is Dr. Louis Guillette, who as a zoologist at the University of Florida (UF) was the one who discovered problems in Lake Apopka’s alligator population, including diminished reproductive rates and physical and hormonal abnormalities. There follows a panel on State of the Science and Law, with experts from UF and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Then participants can choose among breakout sessions on Pesticides and Health Issues, Pollinator Protection, Water Quality, Local and Institutional Policies, or Recent Developments in Food and Agricultural Law. 

After lunch, a panel will discuss Agricultural Justice Labeling, the production manager of Uncle Matt’s Organic Farm will speak, and a panel will present on Organic Management Approaches and Cutting Edge Alternatives. In the late afternoon, participants can choose among breakout sessions on the following topics: Farmworker Leadership and Participation; Organic: Successes and Challenges; Land Management Practices; and Mosquitoes and Unwanted Species. 

Finally after a reception and dinner, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Integrative Biology Professor, University of California Berkeley, will give the final keynote address. Dr. Hayes, who at age 35 was the youngest professor at UC Berkeley to receive full tenure, has focused his research on the herbicide Atrazine, which has been sprayed on corn in the U.S. in the millions of pounds per year for more than a half-century. Hays has researched and documented Atrazine’s endocrine-disrupting effects on frogs, which indicate possible health effects on humans as well. 

Registration includes the Friday night reception and three organic meals on Saturday for the price of $45 ($20 student).

If you can’t attend, check out resources on moving beyond pesticides on the group’s website, www.beyondpesticides.org.

8:30 pm20:30

Four Season's Soiree

Sweet Utopian is having a party where you can taste items from all of their seasonal menus, enjoy some local musicians, and have a good time! It's on March 28th, 8:30pm-10pm so the party is short and sweet! 10% of ticket sales are going back to Homegrown Co-op! See you at the party!

Visit this LINK to purchase tickets!


6:00 pm18:00

FREE Screening of Food Chains

  • University of Central Florida

Join members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Alliance for Fair Food for a screening of Food Chains, hosted by the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) at UCF and and the Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry (YAYA-NFWM). Food Chains, produced by Eva Longoria with Eric Schlosser, highlights the struggle for farm worker justice in the tomato fields of Florida and the proven solution to farm worker exploitation that is worker-led and consumer-powered: the Fair Food Program.

The film chronicles the story of the CIW’s campaign with Florida-based Publix — one of the largest supermarket corporations in the country — who has unconscionably refused to join the Fair Food Program for more than five years. Join us in learning about this important movement underway in our community.

Following the film, there will be a brief Q & A session hosted by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and information for UCF students and community members to join the CIW’s Parade and Concert for Fair Food.

The screening will take place Thursday, March 5 at 6pm at University of Central Florida (UCF) Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB) 260.

*This event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and the University of Central Florida Libraries.

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7:00 pm19:00


Join us for samplings of wine and cheese, all certified vegan! Our event will be held at Homegrown Co-op, however due to the long hours put in over the weekend to run their farmer's market, we are choosing to hold the event on a weekday evening out of courtesy to the hard working staff members.

We will have some cheeses donated by The (Vegan) Squid Box, and some tasty bites donated by Joe's Oat Patties.

All profits from this event will be donated to the Homegrown Co-op and an organization that benefits animals in need (suggest your favorite in the comments!)

Your donation of $15 (+ $1.75 processing fee*) will reserve one of the limited spots to the event. Ticket sales will be limited to 45 for this event and MUST be bought in advance. Sales end February 19th, 12 PM. ID's WILL BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR. NO REFUNDS.
Follow the link to purchase: http://www.meetup.com/Vegans-and-Animal-Activists-CF/events/220314263/

(The Organizers do not intend to profit off of this event. All donations received will go towards the necessary supplies, such as beverages, cheeses, nibbly bites, and Meetup processing fees*. All profits from this fundraiser will be split between The Homegrown Cooperative and an animal rescue/sanctuary/shelter in need!)

Classy dress is appropriate!

Homegrown Open House
6:00 pm18:00

Homegrown Open House

  • Homegrown Co-op

Homegrown Co-op's Holiday Open House takes place on Saturday, December 6th from 6-9pm, where you will have the opportunity to meet the producers! Come and shake hands with the talented people of our community who grow the organic foods and prepare everything from the vegan cheese to face creams that we offer weekly at the co-op. New to the co-op? Come and learn how simple it is to order, shop surplus, and treat your body to the food and products it deserves. 

Music provided by OMG! It's Becky, Art show with Don and Donia Kitsmiller, an appearance by The Squid Box, selling exciting vegan creations, free chair massages, and complimentary samples will be going on all night!

Stop in for some holiday cheer and see how easy it is to be part of the local food movement!

The event will take place at Homegrown’s storefront on at 2310 N. Orange Ave, located in Health Village, from 6pm until 9pm. There are several parking lots in the immediate area, including Florida Hospital’s McRae Ave Parking Garage, which is free to use on Saturdays. Parking will NOT be available in Homegrown's lot.

Free Permaculture Class
5:00 pm17:00

Free Permaculture Class

  • 5103 Davisson Ave Orlando, FL 32804

Terry Meer will be leading this class at a residence north of College Park. They will be building a mushroom compost pile and garden bed. Come learn how to incorporate mushrooms into your garden. The class is being held on Tuesday November 17 from 5pm until 7pm and the address is 5103 Davisson Ave 32804. 

Food School: Local vs Organic
4:00 pm16:00

Food School: Local vs Organic

  • Homegrown Lounge

Join us for our third session of Food School.  This week will conquer the topic of Organic vs. Local.  Here is an article from the Organic Consumer’s Association and their take on the subject.

Organic and Local: Still the Gold Standard

By Ronnie Cummins and Katherine Paul Organic Consumers Association,

October 9, 2014

“In 2011, we wrote an article exposing the then-popular trend in food marketing—promoting "local" foods as "sustainable," "healthy" or "natural," even when they weren’t.

As we wrote at the time, “local” often means nothing more than food that has been sourced from within a prescribed geographic area. (According to Walmart and Big Food, “local” refers to anything produced within a 400-mile radius). But because a growing number of conscientious consumers actively seek out the “local” label—and are willing to pay a premium for it—corporations routinely co-opt the term so they can sell more product, at higher prices, in order to increase profit margins by promising (but not actually delivering) added value.

Fast forward a couple of years, and we see that sales of “local” food are still on the rise, as are sales of “natural” and more recently, “Non-GMO” foods. And today, just as they were a few years ago, consumers are still being duped by corporations that use these labels to pass off products as something they aren’t.

The fact is, none of these labels—local, natural or non-GMO—on its own provide a guarantee that the food behind the label is either healthy, sustainable or natural. There is only one food label that provides that guarantee: USDA Organic. And because organic food sourced locally is not only healthy, sustainable and natural, but also supports small farmers and contributes to strong communities, today’s Gold Standard for the health-conscious and environmentally and socially concerned consumer is USDA organic and local.”

For the entire article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_31136.cfm

Food School is an ongoing series that explores what food is, where it comes from and how to prepare it. Food school is held every first and third Sunday of the month at 4PM. 

Know your food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen
— Joel Salatin

Oct 26

Deep Roots Meat Farm Tour

Description of Event: Come and see how Deep Roots Meat is produced! Take a hayride tour, enjoy some fresh cooked burgers, enjoy samples of our products and see our operation. You can also tour other farms in the area too. 

When: Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th, 2014  

WhereDeep Roots Meat Farm, 11061 W US 90, Greenville, Florida 32331 

Contact for more information: Troy & Tracey Platt at 850-948-6202 or email us at deeprootsmeat@yahoo.com.

Hours Open: Saturday, October 25, from 9am until 5pm Sunday, October 26, from 11am until 5pm 

Hayride Farm Tour Times: Saturday 10am, noon and 2pm Sunday 12pm and 2pm 

Samples of our beef will be given before and/or after the tours. Our products, including fresh cooked burgers will be available for purchase both days. If you are not able to make the tour, you can stop by and visit anytime each day during our posted hours. Restroom available. 


Homegrown is promoting this event, but is not affiliated in any other way. 

7:00 pm19:00

2014 Annual Meeting

  • 2310 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL, 32804 United States

All members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting. 

Homegrown Yoga with Amanda Reh
6:30 pm18:30

Homegrown Yoga with Amanda Reh

  • Homegrown Co-op

Amanda's guide of Yoga will keep you on your toes. Get ready for a dynamic, light-hearted experience. All levels welcome! Donations accepted! 

Amanda is a registered yoga instructor in the central Florida area. She currently teaches at Harmony Yoga Studio and is also the co-creator of A donation-based, all levels yoga event "Yoga In Lake Eola Park" and "Yoga On The Lawn" at The Enzian Theatre. 

"Eat Your ART Out" featuring Victor Bokas and Dawn Schreiner
7:00 pm19:00

"Eat Your ART Out" featuring Victor Bokas and Dawn Schreiner

  • Homegrown Co-op

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.

Homegrown Local Food Cooperative welcomes you to our store Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy the exhibit while mingling with friends and enjoying music by Sharon Center Lowe and Ben Tiptonford. Delicious local food will be served, including kombucha by Living Vitalitea, baked goods by Olde Hearth Bread, sweet treats from Sweet Utopian, hummus from Dandelion Communitea Cafe and more Homegrown goodies! There will be additional beverages for donation and we will be raffling off Season's Produce Selections as well as annual memberships.

Victor Bokas

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

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. 

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4:15 pm16:15

Natural Parenting

  • 2310 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL, 32804 United States

Susan Sikes, M.A.,  a Lifetime Member of Homegrown Local Food Co-Op is offering to start up a new Meet Up called "Natural Parenting - Homegrown Kids" which will offer a discussion format for parents who are looking for a way to parent that is more in line with a natural, organic oriented way of life.  Susan will not only bring in topics for discussion, but also offer extra individual time as needed with parents who might desire individual coaching. Light refreshments will be served.

Sample Meet-Up Session:

DAY:  Sundays - After the co-op orders have all been picked up.

TIME:   4:15 - Meet and Greet

            4:30 - Table Topic for the Evening

            5:30 - Informal Discussions

            6:00 or as appropriate - Wrap-Up and Return To Our Families

            (Appointments for private coaching can be made at this time.)

Cost:  $10 per family (adults only) per week - 50% is a donation to Homegrown Co-Op to pay for the space we meet in.

To Sign up and for more information, please contact Susan at:  TheGiftedLife@gmail.com


Biography:  Susan is a trained mental health counselor and certified play therapist who home-schooled her own children   After retiring her practice, she continued mentoring parents and families in helping find the best lifestyle and educational practices for each family as a Family and Parenting Adviser.  She also works with gifted, talented, and creative people of all ages as a Life Coach and has enjoyed this for almost 20 years.  She writes a blog about respectful parenting called A Wealth of Parenting and can be found on LinkedIn.  She is now also mentoring with the Take Stock In Children Program in Seminole County Public Schools.


Living Vitalitea: Kombucha Tasting
12:00 pm12:00

Living Vitalitea: Kombucha Tasting

  • Homegrown Co-op

Come in between 12PM and 2PM on Saturday to meet our newest producer LIVING VITALITEA and taste the anciet tonic known as KOMBUCHA! 

Kombucha is a tea-based fermented beverage that is semi-sweet and semi-tart in flavor. Living Vitalitea Kombucha is handcrafted from beginning to end. Brewed using organic green tea and homegrown lemongrass, each bottle is perfectly balanced in flavor and effervescence.


12:00 pm12:00

Florida's Edible Wild Plants - Presentation & Book Signing

Peggy Sias Lantz, local author and Producer member of Homegrown Local Food Cooperative has just released her newest book "Florida's Edible Wild Plants" a guide to collecting and cooking.  Please join us at Homegrown on Saturday June 21st from noon to four o'clock to celebrate the release and get your very own signed copy!  Peggy will give a special presentation with a plant show and tell at one o'clock and again at three o'clock.  Books will be for sale and light refreshments provided. 

Meal Prep Class
4:30 pm16:30

Meal Prep Class

  • Homegrown Co-op

Have you ever felt challenged trying to eat fresh and clean foods all week long while working an 8-5 and juggling all of life’s responsibilities?  Do you feel overwhelmed by all of the contradicting health information out there and are unsure where to begin?  Do you want to learn simple techniques that will make healthy eating easier and more enjoyable?

Then this class is for you!

11:00 am11:00

Locally Fresh!

  • Enzian

An exciting new addition to Florida Film Festival just for the foodies! Join us for an afternoon tasting of local eats and a video sneak peek into the world of our nearby farming communities. Enzian goes down to the farm to learn where our food is coming from. Delight your taste buds and your eyes in this truly all-senses event, featuring food from our in-house vendors: Lake Meadow Natural Farms, Palmetto Creek Farms, Olde Hearth Bread Co., and East End Market.

After "Locally Fresh!" join us on the lawn at Eden Bar for a farmers market. Guests will get a chance to talk to the famers and other local vendors as well as purchase goods to take home to try.

2:00 pm14:00

Spring Garden Fete

  • Sundew Gardens

Sundew Gardens will be presenting a Spring Garden Fete, March 22nd, 2-6PM. Our 30th year on our land to be celebrated by an afternoon of experiences on the homestead. Plan to attend this free event of garden tours, presentations, workshops, music, campfire, and fun. Please visit the Sundew Gardens facebook page for furthur details. 

Hope to see you in the garden!

Tom Carey / Sundew Gardens