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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Lavender White Sugar Scrub
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $11.00 ( 4 oz )
Available (Estimated): 5

Super skin softening sugar scrubs are great for those typical dry areas like the bottom of your feet, elbows and ... more
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Lavender White Sugar Scrub
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $16.75 ( 8 oz )
Available (Estimated): 5

Super skin softening sugar scrubs are great for those typical dry areas like the bottom of your feet, elbows and ... more
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Lentils, Green - 1 lb
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $3.25 ( 1lb )
Available (Exact): 3

Certified Organic. USA origin.
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Levain Loaf - Sliced (04023)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.25 ( ~3lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9975

An Olde Hearth specialty: country French sourdough made with whole wheat flour. European baking at its finest. Ingredients Unbleached Flour ... more
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Levain Round (0401)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $3.25 ( ~1.5lb )
Available (Estimated): 9997

An Olde Hearth specialty: country French sourdough made with whole wheat flour. European baking at its finest. *Ingredients: Unbleached Flour, ... more
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Marble Rye Loaf - Sliced (08023m)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $7.75 ( ~3lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9995

A perfect marriage between our New York-style rye and Pumpernickel, the two artfully swirl together to create balance between strong, ... more
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Mexican Cajeta
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $7.00 ( Half Pint )
Available (Estimated): 2

Mexican Cajeta is a caramel made with goat milk that is a creamy delicious treat! Ingredients in this traditional style ... more
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Millet Loaf - Sliced
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $0.00 ( 1.5lb )
Available (Estimated): 9995

Snap! Crackle! Pop! Is that bread? A quartet of seeds—pumpkin, sesame, poppy and of course millet—offer a crunchy, hearty, healthy ... more
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Mr. Mane Organic Beard Balm
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $15.00 ( 1 oz )
Available (Estimated): 0

Our very own men's line! Beard Balm is made with Mango Butter and Certified Organic Herbs...our Beard Balm has gotten ... more
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Mr. Mane Organic Beard Oil Egyptian Musk
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $22.00 ( 4OZ )
Available (Estimated): 0

Our very own men's line! Our Beard Oil is made with all natural oils like jojoba and sunflower and essential ... more
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Mr. Mane Organic Beard Oil Original Scnt
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $22.00 ( 4OZ )
Available (Estimated): 0

Our very own men's line! Our Beard Oil is made with all natural oils like jojoba and sunflower and essential ... more
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Muffin, Blueberry (9801)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.85 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 9985

Blueberries are not blasé. We believe in their antioxidant power—and they’re really tasty when fresh. So, we’ve taken these superfruits ... more
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Muffin, Bran with Raisins (9805)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.85 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 9993

Who says oats don’t need love? We match whole grain oat bran with raisins molasses and brown sugar and mellow ... more
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Muffin, Carrot (9803)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.85 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 9949

Mini carrot cake, without the gratuitous frosting. Fresh carrots pair with pineapple, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, natural vanilla extract and a ... more
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Muffin, Pumpkin (9806)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.85 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 9974

Ingredients * Pumpkin * AP Flour * Eggs * Canola Oil * Brown Sugar * Butter * Baking Powder * ... more
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Multigrain - Sliced (09023)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $9.95 ( ~3.25lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9992

It’s true; hearty and healthy can taste darn good. Our Multigrain is a 9-grain blend rounded out by a blend ... more
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Multigrain Batard (0902)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $5.65 ( ~1.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9996

It’s true; hearty and healthy can taste darn good. Our Multigrain is a 9-grain blend rounded out by a blend ... more
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Multigrain Bragel - 6 Count (0911)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.40 ( 6ct - 6oz )
Available (Estimated): 9992

There was a young man who made plain old bagels. One day he tried to steam instead of boil, and ... more
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Multigrain Roll - 6 count (0905)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.65 ( 6 count (~2oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9985

It’s true; hearty and healthy can taste darn good. Our Multigrain is a 9-grain blend rounded out by a blend ... more
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Oats, Steel Cut - 3 lb
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $6.00 ( 3lb )
Available (Exact): 1

Certified Organic. USA Origin.
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Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) - 750 ml
Grower: Global Organics
Price: $16.95 ( 750mL )
Available (Exact): 2

Certified Organic. First Cold Pressed. Melina International Trading Company is widely regarded as providing the finest quality genuine traditional olive ... more
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Organic Castor Oil
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $5.95 ( 2oz )
Available (Exact): 10

2 oz Organic CAstor Oil
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Organic Hair Balm
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $21.50 ( 4oz )
Available (Estimated): -1

Dry, brittle hair? Frizzy fly away's getting in the way? Our hand crafted hair balm made with Certified Organic Herb ... more
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Peg's Eggs NonGMO
Grower: Peg's Eggs
Price: $6.50 ( 1 dozen )
Available (Exact): 0

Peg will be getting Peg's Eggs to you on Sunday late afternoon most weeks, so they will be on the ... more
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Peppermint 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