We at Homegrown Co-op are dedicated to creating a healthy community. Whether it’s our commitment to bring you fresh, local, grass-fed, organic and hand-crafted products by responsible producers, or providing education though hands-on classes, lectures, events and workshops, or supporting local justice, we aim to provide our community an abundance of possibilities for participation and collaboration.
Knowing the practices of the farmers who grow your food ensures a healthy, reliable and safe food supply. We source from producers who practice biodiversity in their crops, who practice organic growing, and who regard the air, soil and water with
respect and care. We eschew the commercial, mass-produced foods, which are laden with chemicals, hormones, antibiotics and are usually genetically modified or engineered. Instead, we make sure that you have access to the information about each family farm we work with, and their practices, ethics and cultural heritage.
This transparency allows for building healthy, long-lasting relationships with them and support producers who are contributing to the community in positive ways. Communities that save their agricultural diversity retain their own options for growth and self-reliance. Homegrown operates as
a cooperative business because it inherently requires community involvement. Unsold perishable goods return to the community’s hungry though local non-profits. That feels good, but how about this: our members have the opportunity to participate in seasonal food sponsorship for local organizations and food kitchens.
Pretty great, huh? Well, there’s more. Homegrown also offers very small farmers – including young farmers, women and racial minorities – an opportunity to build economic opportunity and security through agricultural entrepreneurship. Now that’s community.