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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Soothing Body Oil
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $19.50 ( 4oz )
Available (Estimated): 5

Masterfully infused organic herbs and oils, specially formulated for sensitive skin, dry skin and eczema. * Vegan * 4 oz ... more
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Soothing Body Oil
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $19.50 ( 4oz )
Available (Estimated): 5

Masterfully infused organic herbs and oils, specially formulated for sensitive skin, dry skin and eczema. * Vegan * 4 oz ... more
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Sourdough Baguette (0203)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $2.00 ( ~1lb )
Available (Estimated): 9995

A thick-crust, pungent sour loaf made from starter originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Available in pan loaf, artisan ... more
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Sourdough Batard (0202)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $3.00 ( ~1.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9985

A thick-crust, pungent sour loaf made from starter originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Available in pan loaf, artisan ... more
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Sourdough Boule (020410)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.25 ( ~10oz each )
Available (Estimated): 9995

A thick-crust, pungent sour loaf made from starter originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Available in pan loaf, artisan ... more
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Sourdough Bragel - 6 Count (0211)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $4.25 ( 6ct - 5oz )
Available (Estimated): 9988

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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Sourdough Pan 3# - Sliced (02023))
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $6.00 ( ~3lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9935

A thick-crust, pungent sour loaf made from starter originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Available in pan loaf, artisan ... more
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Sourdough Roll - 6 Count (0205)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $1.80 ( 6 count (~2oz rolls) )
Available (Estimated): 9988

A thick-crust, pungent sour loaf made from starter originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. Available in pan loaf, artisan ... more
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Stain Remover Bar
Grower: ilovetangie.com
Price: $8.00 ( 2.5 oz )
Available (Estimated): 0

Simply wet fabric, rub bar on stain, and launder as normal. What customers said..“Wow, I am so impressed with I ... more
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The Young Naturalist's Guide to Florida
Grower: Peg's Eggs
Price: $21.95 ( each )
Available (Estimated): 1

By Peggy Sias Lantz and Wendy A. Hale. This second edition is signed by Peggy Lantz! Join Peggy Lantz as ... more
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Tomato Paste
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $2.49 ( 7oz glass jar )
Available (Exact): 2

Bionature brand Ingredients: Organic Tomato Paste Allergen Information: This product is produced in a dedicated facility free of soy, eggs, ... more
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Trivet, Aromatic Cinnamon
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $15.00 ( one trivet )
Available (Exact): 3

A trivet is an object placed between a serving dish or (or an older heat-sensitive kitchen counter), usually to protect the table ... more
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Trivet, Aromatic Cloves
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $15.00 ( one trivet )
Available (Exact): 2

A trivet is an object placed between a serving dish or (or an older heat-sensitive kitchen counter), usually to protect the table ... more
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Trivet, Aromatic Orange
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $15.00 ( one trivet )
Available (Exact): 2

A trivet is an object placed between a serving dish or (or an older heat-sensitive kitchen counter), usually to protect the table ... more
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Trivet, Aromatic Peppermint
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $15.00 ( one trivet )
Available (Exact): 3

A trivet is an object placed between a serving dish or (or an older heat-sensitive kitchen counter), usually to protect the table ... more
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Trivet, Aromatic Pine
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $15.00 ( one trivet )
Available (Exact): 3

A trivet is an object placed between a serving dish or (or an older heat-sensitive kitchen counter), usually to protect the table ... more
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Vanilla Spice Brown 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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Vinegar, Apple Cider - 16oz
Grower: Homegrown Co-op
Price: $4.99 ( 16oz )
Available (Exact): 0

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
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Walnuts
Grower: Tierra Farm
Price: $17.99 ( per pound )
Available (Estimated): 4

Raw Walnuts from California. CERTIFIED ORGANIC. more
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Walnuts - 1/4lb
Grower: Tierra Farm
Price: $4.75 ( per 1/4 pound )
Available (Estimated): 3

Raw Walnuts from California. CERTIFIED ORGANIC. more
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Whirled Peas
Grower: Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Price: $4.95 ( 8 oz )
Available (Estimated): 176

One of our famous side dishes - Sweet Pea guacamole featuring a purée of sweet pea, onion, lime juice, cilantro, ... more
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Whirled Peas
Grower: Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Price: $8.95 ( 16 oz )
Available (Estimated): 961

One of our famous side dishes - Sweet Pea guacamole featuring a purée of sweet pea, onion, lime juice, cilantro, ... more
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White Rye Loaf - Sliced (31023d)
Grower: Olde Hearth Bakery
Price: $4.95 ( ~2.5lb each )
Available (Estimated): 9999

Sometimes called “Jewish Rye,” our White Rye has the warm, nutty undertones of traditional rye with white rye flour accented ... more
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Wintergreen Dream Herbal Spritz
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $12.50 ( 4 ounce )
Available (Estimated): 5

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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Wintergreen Eucalyptus Herbal Massage Oils
Grower: Vida Del Sol, LLC
Price: $15.00 ( 8 oz )
Available (Estimated): 5

8 oz Body Massage Oils made with Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe and essential oils. Seeps into the skin beautifully. Scents ... more