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

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Florida's Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking
Grower: Peg's Eggs
Price: $16.95 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 9

Foraging for wild edible plants is a hobby that's fun, easy, and adds nutrients and variety to the family dinner ... more
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Florida's Incredible Wild Edibles
Grower: Peg's Eggs
Price: $7.00 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 2

By Richard J. Deuerling and Peggy S. Lantz This book, published by the Florida Native Plant Society, is a must ... more
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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
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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
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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
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Frankincense Herbal Spritz
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.50 ( 4 ounce )
Available (Estimated): 4

No chemical Herbal Spritz. These are great for linens, furniture, room sprays, cars, yoga mats, or any area that needs ... more
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Frankincense Sage Herbal Spritz
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.50 ( 4 ounce )
Available (Estimated): 4

No chemical Herbal Spritz. These are great for linens, furniture, room sprays, cars, yoga mats, or any area that needs ... more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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French Round (1901)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.70 ( ~1lb each )
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
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Ginger Eucalyptus Herb Infused Bath Salt
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.00 ( 8.88 )
Available (Estimated): 10

Great to soak achy feet or sore body after a long day. Packaged in individual drop in bags. Super easy ... more
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Goat Milk Mozzarella
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $8.00 ( 6 Oz. Container )
Available (Estimated): 1

The size is approximate. I am making mozzarella using the traditional method which is using culture, lipase, citric acid, and ... more
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Goat Milk Queso Blanco
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $7.80 ( 6 oz. )
Available (Estimated): 1

The name queso blanco is Spanish for "white cheese", but similar cheeses are used and known throughout the world by ... more
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Grapeseed Oil
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $4.95 ( 2oz )
Available (Exact): 10

2 oz Grapeseed Oil
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Guava Tart (9110)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.05 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 9965

**MUST PRE-ORDER BY 4PM ON THURSDAY** The Ingredients *Flour *Butter *Eggs *Milk *Sugar *Salt *Guava more
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Happy Hempy Hummus
Grower: Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Price: $4.95 ( 8 oz )
Available (Estimated): 8997

Our hippie version of the classic Middle Eastern chickpea purée blended from organic chickpeas, all natural tahini, organic garlic, organic ... more
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Happy Hempy Hummus
Grower: Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Price: $8.95 ( 16 oz )
Available (Estimated): 9580

Our hippie version of the classic Middle Eastern chickpea purée blended from organic chickpeas, all natural tahini, organic garlic, organic ... more
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Happy Quail Eggs
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $6.50 ( One Dozen )
Available (Estimated): 0

Quail eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals. Even with their small size, their nutritional value is three to four ... more
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Hemp Rose Herbal Infused Bath Salt
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.00 ( 8.88 )
Available (Estimated): 10

Great to soak achy feet or sore body after a long day. Packaged in individual drop in bags. Super easy ... more
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Hibiscus Jasmine Herb Infused Bath Salt
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.00 ( 8.88 )
Available (Estimated): 10

Great to soak achy feet or sore body after a long day. Packaged in individual drop in bags. Super easy ... more
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Homemade Hearty Chili
Grower: Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Price: $5.95 ( 16 oz )
Available (Estimated): 676

This award-winning chili is loaded with artisan organic tempeh, tomatoes, kidney beans, peppers, sweet corn, red onions, scallions & an ... more
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Homemade Hearty Chili
Grower: Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Price: $10.95 ( 32 oz )
Available (Estimated): 770

This award-winning chili is loaded with artisan organic tempeh, tomatoes, kidney beans, peppers, sweet corn, red onions, scallions & an ... more
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Honey Wheat Loaf - Sliced (11023 )
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $11.00 ( ~3lb each )
Available (Exact): 9999

Our 100% whole wheat loaf made with natural levain starter and a touch of honey. Mmm…honey. Ingredients * Whole Wheat ... more