HOMEGROWN LOCAL FOOD COOPERATIVE

Homegrown Co-op offers a convenient and efficient grocery shopping experience through our Online Farmer’s Market. The vast majority of our market’s 300+ offerings are organic and locally produced within 100 miles of Orlando. We also work with a growing network of independent kitchens who produce ready to eat foods for you to order without the use of chemical preservatives.

By pre-ordering your food directly from our produce network online we can guarantee delivery of your locally sourced fruits, veggies and prepared foods within 24-48 hours of their harvest and preparation. You can even find artisan craftsman products shopping online. Each product available through our Online Market is identified by the producer who grew or created it. 

Order à la cart:
We offer a-la-cart ordering from a network of family farms, local kitchens and artisan craftspeople. Order exactly what you want in the quantities you desire. We don’t require minimum orders, and we don’t require you to order every week, just shop with us at your convenience and pick exactly what you want.

Pickup or Home Delivery:
Home delivery provides a convenient service to many Central Florida neighborhoods for an additional fee, paid to the drivers for their time and expense. When creating your account, you set a preference for Home Delivery or Pickup at our Downtown Orlando facility. At any time you can override this preference online when confirming an order in the view shopping basket page.

Transparency:
Each product listed at our Online Market is identified by the farm, kitchen or craftsman who created the unique offering. You can learn more about each producer by visiting the Our Growers section of this website.

 

Online Market Hours:
Tuesday at 9am through Friday at 9am

Storefront Hours:
Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4:00pm

 

We accept cash, check, ebt and all major credit cards. 

BALLE Conference 2014

Last week I attended the annual BALLE Conference in Oakland, CA. BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is a growing network of local businesses, community networks and local economy investors. The organization's theme is "Prosperity for All" and they focus of what they call the "Core Four" impact strategies: Local First, DIY Entrepreneurs, Community Capital and Better Together. The conference brought together over 600 localists from all over the world to dive deeper into topics surrounding localism. I heard talks from brilliant and tenacious people about entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, ownership, policy and food. Conversations centered around the next steps for the localist movement. Now that "local" is a trend, where do we go? Otto Scharmer, who spoke on a panel at the closing session, says that we need to broaden and deepen.

Broadening means broadening the scope from buying locally to investing locally, focusing more on policy changes, more on empowering marginalized communities, and more on cross-sector collaboration (linking business, government, and civil society).
Deepening means creating room for the interior dimension of leading profound change: expanding the conversation about transformative leadership, mindfulness, compassion, sources of well-being, creativity, and spirituality. It means asking, Who are we today -- and who do we want to be tomorrow?
Read his post BALLE summary at Huffington Post: Eight Acupuncture Points for Transforming Capitalism

Thank you to all that made this trip possible! I had a fabulous time and made some great connections. Next year the conference will be in Phoenix, AZ and I would love to have more Orlandoans there! Check out some photos and a conference highlight video below. 

BALLE Vision Statement

BALLE Vision Statement

Nikki Silvestri, Executive Director of Green for All speaks to BALLE crowd

Nikki Silvestri, Executive Director of Green for All speaks to BALLE crowd

Closing Session - Left to Right: Glynn Washington, Otto Scharmer, Saru Jayaraman, Kat Taylor

Closing Session - Left to Right: Glynn Washington, Otto Scharmer, Saru Jayaraman, Kat Taylor

the BALLE team being recognized at the closing party at Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space

the BALLE team being recognized at the closing party at Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working space

June 11-13, 2014 in Oakland, Calif., the 12th annual BALLE Conference brought together local business leaders, social entrepreneurs and Localists of all stripes for critical learning and uplifting conversations to propel the local living economies movement forward.