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Homegrown Co-op:  Now available: Fl Green Beans! Don't forget to get a Florida Turkey! Order online now!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Annual Board Member Elections and Meeting

Where: Homegrown’s Farm Store

When: Nov. 18th @ 1 p.m.

Homegrown’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Holiday Health & Herbs with Emily Ruff

To Your Health Tuesdays

Kissimmee’s Green Place Info Sessions

Featured Products Online






Order Online Now
 
Free Range Local Turkey Fellsmore, Fl

Crazy Hart Ranch produces pastured poultry supplimented with a feed ration free from antiboitics, hormones, animal byproducts and roxarsone. Sustainable farming methods are used and the environment is not polluted and the earth’s resources are not depleted. Animals are raised humanely in a natural environment. The result is a product unmatched in quality and taste.

Season’s Pick Box – Medium

Ordering is easier than ever! Enjoy an assortment of the freshest vegetables and fruit in season. Medium boxes include $35 dollars worth of produce. Season’s pick boxes are great for those who enjoy weekly produce surprises, as they are put together same day as pickup. Season’s pick boxes can not be changed or made specific or custom in any way.

Boston Bibb Lettuce, Micco, Fl

Bibb lettuce is a variety of butterhead lettuce. Toss bibb lettuce leaves with halved cherry tomatoes and grated cheese, or fill individual leaves with deli salad or hummus for a healthy snack.

Other Online Items Available Now:

Red Radish with tops, Sarasota, FL

Bok Choi, Baby Kissimmee, FL

Cucumbers, Baby English Micco, FL

Heirloom Tomatoes Sarasota, FL

Pepper, Habanero Apopka, FL

Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Shine Shed is a local collaborative art group who’s primary goal is to involve the community and encourage creative expression of all sorts, in any and every way. We invite all members of this beautiful community to share their ideas and assist in executing the vision of the many wonderfully talented artist that we can find in each of us. Our goal is to share the beauty around us all and allow for EVERYONE to take part!

Shine Shed would like to involve YOU, Homegrown members! With your help we are going to create an art piece for Homegrown Local Food Coop’s 5th Year Anniversary. We ask for donations of any spare art materials (paint brushes, paint, fabric, etc), scrap metal, Christmas lights, or even some old newspaper! Whatever you have and are willing to donate would be greatly appreciated so we can share this work of art with you!

Please drop all materials off at the Farm Store: 2310 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, Fl 32804

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Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

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 2-8pm on Wednesday November 14th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open - Thanksgiving is Fast Approaching


The Market opens back up this morning and Thanksgiving is not too far away. I want to let everyone know the pick up schedule for the week of Thanksgiving.

Murfreesboro – It’s easy. Nothing changes. Wednesday will still be the pick up.

Nashville – There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day. So if you want to order anything for Thanksgiving, it will need to be done this week.

This is your last week to pre-order your turkey for Thanksgiving from West Wind Farms.

Here are some messages and specials from our farmers and producers.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

From Mike with Ridiculous Chocolate: “As it gets closer to colder weather, our hot chocolate makes a great treat. One free sample will be added to any orders of our chocolate containers.”

From Catherine with Flying S Farms: “Any of my sweet breads will make wonderful desserts. Our breads and jams make excellent house warming gifts. We have added some new soups, jams and biscuits in time for the holidays.”

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

The Wednesday Market:  Nov 14, 2012


Wednesday Market is open and taking orders for 11/14/12 at http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market today and Monday until 10 p.m.

This week you will have a Special Treat with a “Taste of Locally Grown Thanksgiving”. Stop by the tasting tent and sample dishes made from locally grown vegetables, fruit, herbs, nuts, honey, etc. Invite your friends and neighbors to see what they are missing and help keep it Local!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market customers,

Exciting news! We are happy to announce a new vendor joining us this week—NWA Natural Produce. Vicky and Paul grow vegetables in Lincoln year-round outdoors and in hoop houses. You won’t believe what they have in store for us this week: tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, brussels sprouts, green tomatoes, mustard greens, collards, and possibly green beans. These items won’t be available for preorder this week, but they will have them on their table, so please stop by and take a look on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books.

You will also find a terrific selection of other Green Fork Farmers Market products this week for preorder and for sale off the table at the market—vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, honey, baked goods, olives, plants, and herbal bath and beauty products.

Order now, and we’ll see you on Wedesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Upstate Locally Grown Greenville:  Local Turkey from Welch and Son


Hi, all. Just wanted to let everyone know that Welch and Son (Bill Welch brings you all that delicious pasture-raised chicken available on the market) has 4 pasture-raised Bourbon turkies available on the market. It is selling for 6.50/pound. I can tell you from experience that the Bourbon Red heritage breed of turkey is superior in flavor! It is nothing like the bland white turkey you are probably used to. This will be a treat for all in attendance at your Thanksgiving feast. You can pick up at the farm after the 13th or arrange for delivery to WF or Swamp Rabbit through myself.

The market will be open until Monday at 10am. Thanks for your continued support!
Anna Schneider
Market Manager

Madison GA:  Madison Locally Grown New Market Manager and Location


Good afternoon locally grown customers,

This is a repeat of the previous e-mail in the event that you did not receive the one from the new e-mail address. Please add Kevin Power at dixieseafoodco@hotmail.com to your safe list so that you continue to receive Madison Locally Grown e-mails.

Kevin Power will be managing the market beginning this week (11/14/12). You will be able to pick up your products at 298 Hancock Street (Dixie Seafood Co) across from the court house in Madison GA.

Pick-up times are from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. He will accept cash or check for payment. Checks should be made payable to: Lori Shelton. Kevin will also continue to offer delivery for $5 after 7 p.m. on Wednesday to customers in and close to the city of Madison. Kevin can be reached by phone at (770) 316-5808 or email at dixieseafoodco@hotmail.com.

It has been a pleasure serving you for the past year. I hope you will join me and continue to shop and eat local with Madison Locally Grown.

Thank you,
Patty Lay

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  The Market will be CLOSED next weekend


Hi Everyone,

My husband’s uncle is very ill and is not expected to make it. We’ve decided to just assume that we will be making a trip to Virginia late next week. In light of this, the market will closed next weekend (11/16-11/18).

I wanted to give you all the opportunity to plan ahead and order additional meats, milk, eggs, etc. this weekend for the following week. You may place an additional order and the system will automatically add up your entire order total. The market will close at 5pm on Sunday.

We will still have Nature’s Garden Delivery produce boxes delivered to my house on Tuesday, Nov. 20th. If you are planning to be out of town please remember to put your box on vacation hold or call NGD to let them know.

I will still have pick up this Tuesday (Nov 13th) so there are NO changes this week.

In addition, a few of you have asked me when to expect the Wilderness Family Natural order to be available for pick up. Due to the size of our WFN order I’m expecting it to be in for the 11/27 pickup. I’ll know more after I place our group order this Monday. This is a pre-order and payment is expected at pick up this Tuesday.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Nora

Madison GA:  NEW PICK-UP LOCATION AND TIMES


Good morning locally grown customers,

Kevin Power will be managing the market beginning this week (11/14/12). You will be able to pick up your products at 298 Hancock Street (Dixie Seafood Co) across from the court house in Madison GA.

Pick-up times are from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. He will accept cash or check for payment. Checks should be made payable to: Lori Shelton. Kevin will also continue to offer delivery for $5 after 7 p.m. on Wednesday to customers in and close to the city of Madison. Kevin can be reached by phone at (770) 316-5808 or email at dixieseafoodco@hotmail.com.

It has been a pleasure serving you for the past year. I hope you will join me and continue to shop and eat local with Madison Locally Grown.

Thank you,
Patty Lay

Superior Seasons:  We deliver!


Good Day

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday options. We don’t have a Wednesday pickup option for the winter season, so form a buying group and we’ll deliver to your office! Visit the Q and A section for any questions – but basically as long as the order is $25 minimum delivery is free.

New Vendors
This season has brought a few new vendors to the market – make sure you check them out and become familiar with their products (ie: taste test)! All of our vendors are committed to providing sustainably produced products that adhere to all food safety guidelines. We want to be selling you more and more good stuff every year.

Good Growing


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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  The Market is Open!


Greetings All:

Wilderness Family Naturals: Order will be made this week! Check out their website at wildernessfamilynaturals.com and contact freshmilk@ranchoalegrefarm.com for Group Buy Price List! After much research, this is where we get our Coconut Oil! Stock your pantry for the holidays!

The new Farmer at Rancho Alegre Farm, RaShauld Mincey has totally re-built our Garden! The winter veggies are planted and doing well! Soon he will offer his bountiful harvest at Market! In the meantime, Farmer Brown supplies us with the greens he has planted for the winter season. Check out his offering’s under Veggies! When you pickup at Market, walk around to the back of the house and see the beautiful new garden!

Columbina, the newest addition at Rancho Alegre Farm is thriving! Look for her when you come to the Farm! She is a “cutie” and has already had a misadventure! She managed to sneak out of the property and spent one night “on the lam”! But not to worry, she was found very early the next morning, a little weary, but none the worse for wear! She now sticks pretty close to Momma and the other Ladies!

Thank you all for your support!
Joyful thoughts,
—Maryanne