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. 

Amy Rupert Secol is a Nutritionally Focused Natural Chef and Holistic Nutrition Educator.  Chef Amy is a long term-organic eater who has always had a taste for fresh healthy food.  Raised in Southern California, she grew accustomed to the plentiful organic food available directly from environmentally conscious farmers at local Farmer's Markets and cutting edge health food stores.  She believes food should be produced ethically, and be available for everyone to enjoy, in order to maintain optimal health.

Amy began her formal journey of studying the importance of quality food selection through coursework at The Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando, Florida.  In a discussion course titled Menu For the Future, Amy was exposed to the harsh realities of how the majority of our food is produced.  She gained valuable insight into the negative health and environmental effects of food produced with the use of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, mono-cropping farming techniques, and the irresponsible allocation of government food subsidies.

Amy continued her studies in the field of nutrition at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, California, where she received her certificate as a Holistic Nutrition Educator.  At Bauman, Amy learned about the importance of "Eating For Health," the Bauman eating model.  She created a foundation of knowledge about how the quality of our food choices and lifestyle affect our bodies, mind and spirit.  She was taught scientific nutrition and how our own individual biochemistry is affected by what fuel we choose to run our bodies.

At the world renowned Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, Amy trained to become a Chef.  At NGI, Amy learned to prepare Health-supportive food which pleases the body and the palate.  Alongside an internationally- educated faculty, Amy studied alternative health and eating models, including Macrobiotics, Aryuveda, Chinese Medicine, Veganism and Vegetarianism.

In addition to the above education and training, Amy has a diverse collection of experiences.  She prepared food at five-star New York City restaurants and catering companies.  Amy has delivered community presentations on the importance of food quality and origination.  She also provided testimony to the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C., at hearings influencing the national food guidelines for "My Plate," the current eating style recommended by our government.  Amy gave numerous cooking demonstrations at Grow NYC's flagship Union Square Greenmarket and various Health Fairs in New York City.  

Currently, Amy is an Ambassador for Homegrown Local Food Cooperative in Orlando, Florida. At Homegrown, she helps foster the relationship between local farmers and the greater Orlando area community.  In addition to her work with Homegrown, Amy also provides organic catering services and in-home cooking lessons throughout Florida.