Homegrown Local Food Co-op Farmers Market sets up shop at downtown Orlando library
Tuesday, Aug. 14 â€“ Homegrown Local Food Cooperative Farmers Market
Orlando Public Library
101 E. Central Blvd.
While shopping at your local supermarket, do you ever wonder where the groceries you buy come from? A faraway, mass-producing orchard in the middle of we-donâ€™t-even-know-where, probably. But if youâ€™ve ever stopped by the Homegrown Food Co-op Farm Store, you know exactly where your produce, meats and dairy products are harvested â€“ local towns like Apopka, Oviedo and Kissimmee. Thatâ€™s because the Farm Store, a steadfast backer of the eat-local effort, only carries sustainable products from growers and producers in the Central Florida area. This week the market moves a few blocks down the road and sets up shop at the downtown Orlando library. Shoppers will get a chance to meet the faces behind their food, as 15 of Homegrownâ€™s producers will be on hand at the event. Shop for fruit jams and chutneys from Longwoodâ€™s Sunchowderâ€™s Emporia, vegan cupcakes from Raphsodic Bakery, cage-free eggs from Ocoeeâ€™s Lake Meadow Naturals, treats from Apopkaâ€™s Heavenly Flan and more. Stop by and sample just how delicious going local can taste. â€“ Aimee Vitek