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Homegrown Market OPEN for Saturday!


2310 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 895-5559


Place your order today on our online market

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 3pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday Market:
Order online Saturday 1pm – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.


TUESDAY – 11am to 6pm
WEDNESDAY – 10am to 7pm
THURSDAY – 11am to 6pm
FRIDAY – 11am to 6pm
SATURDAY – 10am to 7pm
SUNDAY – 11am to 5pm



Thursday, July 25th @ 6:00PM:
Fresh Starts Cooking with Chef Amy: Omega 3, Yippie!

Saturday, July 27th @ 10:00PM:
The Healing Power of Food


Featured Staff: Chef Amy

Amy Rupert Secol is a Nutritionally Focused Natural Chef and Holistic Nutrition Educator. Chef Amy is a long term-organic eater who has always had a taste for fresh healthy food. Raised in Southern California, she grew accustomed to the plentiful organic food available directly from environmentally conscious farmers at local Farmer’s Markets and cutting edge health food stores. She believes food should be produced ethically, and be available for everyone to enjoy, in order to maintain optimal health.

Amy began her formal journey of studying the importance of quality food selection through coursework at The Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando, Florida. In a discussion course titled Menu For the Future, Amy was exposed to the harsh realities of how the majority of our food is produced. She gained valuable insight into the negative health and environmental effects of food produced with the use of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, monocropping farming techniques, and the irresponsible allocation of government food subsidies.

Amy continued her studies in the Field of nutrition at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, California, where she received her certificate as a Holistic Nutrition Educator. At Bauman, Amy learned about the importance of “Eating For Health,” the Bauman eating model. She created a foundation of knowledge about how the quality of our food choices and lifestyle affect our bodies, mind and spirit. She was taught scientific nutrition and how our own individual biochemistry is affected by what fuel we choose to run our bodies.

At the world renowned Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, Amy trained to become a Chef. At NGI, Amy learned to prepare health-supportive food which pleases the body and the palate. Alongside an internationally-educated faculty, Amy studied alternative health and eating models, including Macrobiotics, Aryuveda, Chinese Medicine, Veganism and Vegetarianism.

In addition to the above education and training, Amy has a diverse collection of experiences. She prepared food at five-star New York City restaurants and catering companies. Amy has delivered community presentations on the importance of food quality and origination. She also provided testimony to the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C., at hearings influencing the national food guidelines for “My Plate,” the current eating style recommended by our government. Amy gave numerous cooking demonstrations at Grow NYC’s flagship Union Square Green market and various Health Fairs in New York City.

Currently, Amy is an Ambassador for Homegrown Local Food Cooperative in Orlando, Florida. At Homegrown, she helps foster the relationship between local farmers and the greater Orlando area community. In addition to her work with Homegrown, Amy also provides organic catering services and in-home cooking lessons throughout Florida.



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Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12pm-7pm on Wednesday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for fresh bread from Olde Hearth Bread Company must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order

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