Dear Homegrown Shopper,

This is it for us and this is our last week of operating. We have come to a bittersweet reality and our doors will close on Sunday September 24th.

Homegrown has been an institution and pioneer of the local and organic food movement in Orlando for a decade. We have served as an example and incubator for many small farmers, artisanal producers and small businesses alike. We have been focused on improving our community through food and positively impacting our environment through thoughtful and conscientious product sourcing. In this mission there have been many people who have helped make this magic happen over the last 10 years and I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you! Our Founders, Staff, Owners, Volunteers, Farmers, Producers and Community Members who have supported us are all integral pieces to our story. We couldn’t have done this without You! Thank You!

I originally learned of Homegrown in 2010 after moving here from Los Angeles. I was quickly shocked at the reality of Real Food in Central Florida compared to what I was accustomed to in Southern California. I knew right away that Homegrown was a gem! I committed to ordering every week a made a 60 mile roundtrip from Celebration to get Real Food. I stepped up because I wanted to eat this food and I wanted to support a community centered around organic agriculture.

Over the years my involvement developed into leadership and for nearly 5 years, Bailey and I have been teamed up trying to save Homegrown. Bailey was the assistant manager back in 2013 when I was originally hired as a salesperson. Shortly after my hire, the entire staff was alerted to the grave financial status of our Co-op. We were heading very quickly into closure. Bailey and I took our ownership very seriously and in her words, we exhibited extreme ownership. Armed with this attitude, we did everything we could think of to turn this place around. Somehow we managed to scrape by all these years, but unfortunately, we were unable to reach our ultimate goal.

Within this challenge we have succeed on many levels. We have whole heartedly supported a local and organic food system. We have educated every single person that has walked through our doors. We have built community. We have learned so much about the realities of running a business. Most importantly, we have helped feed the community Real Food.

While our doors are closing, our Farmers and Producers will continue to do what they do best; create Real Food. I encourage all of you who care about your health, your wellbeing, your environment and your neighbors to continue to shop responsibly. The easiest way for you to continue your support of Real Food is to join the Frog Song Organics’ CSA program. You can secure a season of local and organic produce and other farm goods by signing up today at: http://frogsongorganics.com/orderonline/ Use this coupon code to save on your order: R102017. CSA shares must be purchased by September 30th!

For those of you that would like a Real Food resource packet and to join my mailing list, please send me a request at amy@tangibletaste.com

Homegrown will be liquidating all of our assets and ask for your help spreading the word. We have commercial restaurant equipment, office equipment, retail store equipment, furniture and a variety of goods available. This Sunday you are welcome to shop for the last time and secure these additional items.

Homegrown will be hosting a last chance rummage sale on Sunday October 1st from 10am-4pm. All items will require a cash payment. For information on commercial equipment available please email me at: volunteer@homegrowncoop.org

Once again, I would like to thank all of you for adding to this journey. As they say, as one door closes, another opens. We shall see what the future holds. I hope to see you this Sunday at pickup!

Sincerely,
Amy Rupert Secol
President and Chief Vegetable Officer
Homegrown Local Food Cooperative

Bakery Breads

Bread comes in fresh on Sunday! Please keep this in mind if you are picking up Monday. Since there are no preservatives, certain breads will harden over time.

 
Black_olive_baguette
Black Olive Baguette (0503)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $7.00 ( ~ 1.25lb )
Available (Estimated): 9996

Whole kalamata olives enveloped in a crusty loaf, accented by a dash of sea salt. A savory table bread, or ... more
Black_olive_batard
Black Olive Batard (0502)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $7.00 ( ~1.25lb loaf )
Available (Estimated): 996

Whole kalamata olives enveloped in a crusty loaf, accented by a dash of sea salt. A savory table bread, or ... more
Black_olive_boule
Black Olive Boule - 3 Count (05049)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $10.00 ( three 9oz boules )
Available (Estimated): 9999

Whole kalamata olives enveloped in a crusty loaf, accented by a dash of sea salt. A savory table bread, or ... more
Black_olive_3lb_pan
Black Olive Loaf - Sliced (05023)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $15.50 ( 3lb )
Available (Estimated): 9999

Whole kalamata olives enveloped in a crusty loaf, accented by a dash of sea salt. A savory table bread, or ... more
Black_olive_roll_2oz
Black Olive Roll - 6 count (0505)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $4.25 ( 6 count ~(2oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9994

Whole kalamata olives enveloped in a crusty loaf, accented by a dash of sea salt. A savory table bread, or ... more
Butter_bread_bregals_6oz
Butter Bragel - 6 Count (1211)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $7.00 ( 6 ct - 6oz )
Available (Estimated): 9999

There was a young man who made plain old bagels. One day he tried to steam instead of boil, and ... more
Butter_bread_kaiser_5oz
Butter Bread Kaiser - 6 Count (1208)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.75 ( 6 count (~5oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9998

A soft "comfort" bread reminiscent of the kind Mom used for PB&J’s. Made with whole milk and cream butter. Coarse ... more
Butter_sandwich_bread
Butter Bread Loaf - Sliced (1202)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $9.50 ( ~2.75lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9998

***made in a facility that handles tree nuts
Butter_bread_roll_wseeds
Butter Bread Roll - 6 Count (1205)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.75 ( 6 count (~2oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9999

A soft "comfort" bread reminiscent of the kind Mom used for PB&J’s. Made with whole milk and cream butter. Coarse ... more
Challah
Challah, Braided (0118)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $7.10 ( ~22oz each )
Available (Estimated): 9991

Beautifully braided ropes of egg bread made with extra virgin olive oil. Whether it’s a day of celebration or a ... more
Brioche_bun_4.5oz_img_5121
Challah/Brioche Bun - 6 Count (01084b)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.00 ( 6 count (~4oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9993

Egg bread made with extra virgin olive oil. Whether it’s a day of celebration or a Tuesday in July – ... more
Ciabatta
Ciabatta Loaf (1502)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.75 ( ~1.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9994

Meaning “carpet slipper” in Italian, our ciabatta is simple elegance. A robust, chewy crust and porous texture made for dipping ... more
Ciabatta
Ciabatta Loaf (Sliced) (1502)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.25 ( ~1.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9997

Meaning “carpet slipper” in Italian, our ciabatta is simple elegance. A robust, chewy crust and porous texture made for dipping ... more
Ciabatta_roll
Ciabatta Roll - 6 Rolls (15055)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $4.50 ( 6 (~5.5oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9994

Meaning “carpet slipper” in Italian, our ciabatta is simple elegance. A robust, chewy crust and porous texture made for dipping ... more
Cinammon_raisin_3lb_pan
Cinnamon Raisin Fruitpan (1002c)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $5.50 ( ~1.5 lbs each )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Ingredients: Unbleached Flour, Raisins, Eggs, Butter (Cream), Milk, Molasses, Sugar, Yeast, Cinnamon, Sea Salt
Cinnamon_raisin_bread
Cinnamon Raisin Loaf - Sliced (10023c)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $15.65 ( ~2.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Ingredients: Unbleached Flour Raisins Eggs Butter (Cream) Milk Molasses Sugar Yeast Cinnamon Sea Salt ***made in a facility that handles ... more
Croissant
Croissant (9501)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.50 ( 4oz )
Available (Estimated): 9928

**MUST PRE-ORDER BY 4PM ON THURSDAY** The French knew what they were doing when they created this buttery, flaky treat. ... more
Fig_anise_baguette
Fig & Anise Baguette (1303fd)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $5.50 ( ~1.25lb )
Available (Estimated): 9994

Sugar-sweet Mission figs play with herbaceous anise seeds in this unique natural starter bread. The perfect accompaniment for a cheese ... more
Focaccia_batard
Focaccia Batard (0301)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $5.00 ( 1.25lbs )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Fresh rosemary, basil and extra virgin olive oil allowed to slow-rise in our natural starter-based dough. Think: table-ready, sandwich-ready, or ... more
Focaccia_kaiser_3.7oz
Focaccia Kaiser- 6 count (0308)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $5.25 ( 6 count (~3.7oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9999

Fresh rosemary, basil and extra virgin olive oil allowed to slow-rise in our natural starter-based dough. Think: table-ready, sandwich-ready, or ... more
Focaccia_roll_2oz
Focaccia Roll - 6 count (0305)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.50 ( 6 (~2oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Fresh rosemary, basil and extra virgin olive oil allowed to slow-rise in our natural starter-based dough. Think: table-ready, sandwich-ready, or ... more
French_baguette
French Baguette (1903)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.75 ( ~14oz )
Available (Estimated): 9993

Classic French style, with a delicate, thin and crispy crust. Pan-style, artisan loaf, baguette, round and dinner roll styles. Ingredients ... more
French_no_pan
French Batard (1902)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.35 ( ~1.25lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9996

Classic French style, with a delicate, thin and crispy crust. Pan-style, artisan loaf, baguette, round and dinner roll styles. *Ingredients: ... more
French_kaiser_4oz
French Kaiser- 6 count (17084)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $3.25 ( 6 count (~4oz roll) )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Classic French style, with a delicate, thin and crispy crust. Pan-style, artisan loaf, baguette, round and dinner roll styles. *Ingredients: ... more
French_2.25lb_pan
French Loaf - Sliced (24023)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $4.50 ( ~2.25lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9995

Classic French style, with a delicate, thin and crispy crust. Pan-style, artisan loaf, baguette, round and dinner roll styles. Ingredients ... more