Saturday, March 19, 2011

Eating Right in Greater Orlando: Homegrown Co-op

Last week I wrote about wanting to eat healthier and to concentrate on local produce.  Farmers' markets are springing up all over the place and are a great way to do it.  But don't think that's the only place to find local, organic groceries.  Recently I tried Homegrown Co-op for the first time, and will definitely use them again.


I placed my order at their online marketplace.  Orders are filled every Thursday and you can pick them up between 2pm and 8pm OR have them delivered straight to your door.  I recommend their Season's Pick Box.  In the small box ($20) I got: one grapefruit, three oranges, a head of lettuce, two poblano peppers, four tomatoes, a bag of green beans, a bunch of collard greens, and a big sweet potato. 

For those who prefer to pick out their own groceries, be sure to stop by 2310 N Orange Ave Thursdays during pickup hours to browse that week's surplus of fruits, vegetables, meat, milk, eggs, and cheese.  Each week also features local farmers who are there to sell their goods and answer questions.  When I went, Bruce and Frances (above) from Kissimmee's Green Place provided a lot of information about their products.   

PS: It's Florida's strawberry season, so grab some now!

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