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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Peppermint Herbal Spritz
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.50 ( 4 ounce )
Available (Estimated): 3

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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Peppermint Vanilla Herbal Massage Oils
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $15.00 ( 8 oz )
Available (Estimated): 4

8 oz Body Massage Oils made with Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe and essential oils. Seeps into the skin beautifully. Scents ... more
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Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub 4oz
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $11.00 ( 4 oz )
Available (Exact): 10

Your senses will love the beautiful mix of peppermint and vanilla. Great for softening rough areas like feet and elbows. ... more
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Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub 8oz
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $16.75 ( 8oz )
Available (Exact): 10

Your senses will love the beautiful mix of peppermint and vanilla. Great for softening rough areas like feet and elbows. ... more
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Peppermint White Sugar Scrub
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $11.00 ( 4 oz )
Available (Estimated): 4

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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Peppermint 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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Pickled Jalapeños
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $4.00 ( 4 oz. )
Available (Exact): 1

Spicy up your favorite dish with a Homegrown pickled jalapeño. Made in house by Chef Amy. These are organic, raw ... more
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Potato Chive Loaf (06023)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.90 ( ~3lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9999

Hi-ho potato! The Potato Chive experience begins with our crusty white bread mixed with a natural starter, extra virgin olive ... more
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Potato Chive Roll - 6 count (0605)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $3.50 ( 6 count (~2oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9999

Hi-ho potato! The Potato Chive experience begins with our crusty white bread mixed with a natural starter, extra virgin olive ... more
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Potato Chive Round (0601)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.25 ( ~1.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Hi-ho potato! The Potato Chive experience begins with our crusty white bread mixed with a natural starter, extra virgin olive ... more
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Pumpernickel Round (0701)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $5.15 ( ~1.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9998

Special combinations of Dutch cocoa and fresh-brewed coffee grains lend a new style to an old tradition. Made with our ... more
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Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $11.00 ( 4 oz )
Available (Estimated): 3

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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Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $17.85 ( 8 oz )
Available (Estimated): 3

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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Quilted Purse by Linda
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $40.00 ( 1 )
Available (Exact): 1


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Quilted Purse by Linda
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $40.00 ( 1 )
Available (Exact): 1


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Raisin Bragel - 6 Count (1011)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $12.50 ( 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
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Raisins, Thompson - 1/4lb
Grower: Tierra Farm
Price: $2.25 ( 1/4 pound )
Available (Exact): 3

Certified Organic. Bio-dynamically Grown in USA.
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Raspberry Tart (9111)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.05 ( 1 )
Available (Estimated): 9972

The Ingredients *Flour *Butter *Eggs *Milk *Sugar *Salt *Raspberry more
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Raw Goat Milk Half Gallon
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $12.50 ( 1 Half Gallon Jar ($2.50 refund w/bottle return) )
Available (Estimated): -4

Fresh and natural goat's milk, in a larger size. $10.00 per half gallon, plus $2.50 Glass Half Gallon Jar Deposit. ... more
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Raw Goat Milk Pint
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $4.50 ( 1 Pint Jar ($1.50 refund w/bottle return) )
Available (Estimated): -1

For those members who just need a small amount of milk during the week, we are offering a pint size ... more
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Raw Goat Milk Quart
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $6.25 ( 1 Quart Jar {$1.50 refund w/bottle return} )
Available (Exact): 0

Fresh and natural goat's milk. $4.75 per quart, plus $1.50 Glass Quart Jar Deposit. Keep the jar for yourself or ... more
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Raw Goat's Chevre Ambrosia!
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $6.75 ( 6 oz. )
Available (Exact): 3

Per Florida law, sold for pet consumption only. This is a wonderful dessert cheese, with a combination of flavors, although ... more
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Raw Goat's Chevre Caliente Spanish Flavor
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $6.50 ( 6 oz. )
Available (Exact): 0

Per Florida law, sold for pet consumption only. This is the same cheese as the Spanish flavor with the added ... more
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Raw Goat's Chevre Dill & Shallot
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $6.75 ( 6 Oz. )
Available (Estimated): 4

Fresh Dill and Shallots are blended in the Chevre. Carrot sticks are a great accompaniment, top fish or chicken with ... more
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Raw Goat's Chevre Piccante Taste of Tuscany
Grower: Wildflower Farm (Gutierrez Farm)
Price: $6.75 ( 6 oz. )
Available (Exact): 3

Per Florida law, sold for pet consumption only. This raw goat cheese reminds me of Tuscany, on the spicy side, ... more