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What is Hogtown HomeGrown?  Well, obviously it is a newsletter and website full of local and seasonal recipes, but it is more than that - I want you to get away from the processed fast food mentality.  I want you to get together with friends and family to enjoy local fresh food, lovingly cooked and eaten with laughter.  Gather around the table every day – get to know each other – become a family!

Why the name “Hogtown HomeGrown”?  When I moved to Gainesville, I was new to vegetarian cooking, but immediately began working at Hogtown Granary – a co-op on University Avenue that sold fresh local produce, dried grains and beans and natural products at a discount to members.  To me, Gainesville has always been Hogtown!  Historically, Gainesville was never Hogtown – the Hogtown Settlement and then Hogtown Fort were located in and around what is now Westside Park, at the corner of Northwest 34th Street and 8th Avenue.  The city of Gainesville, the county seat, was 4 miles to the east, and eventually expanded its borders to include Hogtown.  Did you know that Toronto is also nicknamed Hogtown?  Their name refers to the muddy road conditions after severe Canadian winters – I’m glad we didn’t earn the nickname that way!

Why “HomeGrown”?   Think about all the businesses that originated in and around Gainesville – including this newsletter and website!  Think about all the local farmers who provide us with everything from fresh produce to honey, meat and milk.  Would you rather have items trucked in using lots of natural resources or local goods and services made available from people that live and work near you?  Most of the money spent at a big box leaves our community, but money spent in a “homegrown” locally owned business stays in our community.  What a difference we could make if we made a point of buying locally and seasonally!

So that’s the Hogtown HomeGrown philosophy – buy local and seasonal food, support our community’s businesses and Save the World – One Dinner at a Time!

                                                                                                Stefanie Samara Hamblen

 

Hogtown HomeGrown is supported in part by these sponsors

Ward’s  Supermarket 
We Make it Easy to Eat Local
Ward's logo

Monday - Saturday  8am-8pm   
Sunday 9am-7pm   

515 NW 23rd Avenue     352 372-1741

wardsgainesville.com

Henderson & Daughter
Plants and Produce

 
  Booth #4 - 441 Farmers Market
 
Thank you for your support!
Our season has ended, but we will return
to the 441 market on December 10th.

Take good care of yourselves
and continue to be kind to one
another.
Love is Love.

 
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plantsandproduce@gmail.com

Glades Ridge
Goat Dairy

 
Raw Milk and Cheese
Hormone / Antibiotic Free
Available Fresh or Frozen
 
ACFM/441 Farmers Market
Saturdays 8:30am - 1pm

 
Union Street Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4pm - 7pm

 
Wholesome Food - Animal Consumption Only
Lake Butler
386 266 7041
        gladesridge.com

NW Seafood Logo
Fanatics Of Freshness


Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:30pm

Millhopper       (352) 371-4155
Tioga Town Center   (352) 333-3298


www.northwestseafood.com
Daily Green Logo
Fresh — Local — Organic
Vegan and Gluten-free Options
Juice Bar       Sunday Brunch
dailygreendowntown.org

436 SE 2nd St      226.8288

 
Blue Highway Logo
 

Tioga - Micanopy - Ocala
 
BlueHighwayPizza.com


Root & Pecker Logo

5408 NW 8th Ave
(Greenery Square)
352-301-3309
 
www.rootandpecker.com

BakerBaker Ad
Your Neighborhood Bakeshop

Traditional breakfast and dessert pastries
handmade with quality ingredients


 
407 SW 4th Avenue
(East of UFs Innovation Plaza)
7-11am Mondays-Thursdays
www.bakerbaker.net

Available at Opus Coffee in Shands/UF and Saturdays at Haile Farmers Market
Stephen Schachter, A.P.
 

Acupuncture Physician
Board Certified 1982
 

Qi Gong and Tai Chi
Instructor
 
4140 NW 27th Lane, #D
352.375.7557
 
www.stephenschachter.com
    HAILE
    FARMERS 
    MARKET
  
      Saturdays
         8:30am - 12pm


Haile Village Center
www.hailefarmersmarket.com

Alachua County
Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:30-1pm
5920 NW 13th Street
www.441market.com
Willow Gardens Logo
Beautiful succulents and arrangements
for everyday, holidays,
special events and weddings

 
Haile Farmers Market          Saturdays
Oaks Mall   Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

 
www.willowgardens.co
Sunflower Health Foods
3424 W University Ave, Gainesville
352 372 7482
 
225 NW Commons Loop, Lake City
386 758 5511
 
Monday ‐ Saturday 9am to 8pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

 
sunflowerhealthfoods.com
Personalized Cooking Classes
Taught by Hogtown HomeGrown’s
Stefanie Samara Hamblen

Individual or Group lessons
Dinner Party classes
Family Classes with children

352 374 8561            hogtownhomegrown@gmail.com

Check out Forage Farm
a local nonprofit


Forage Farm logo

www.foragefarm.org

 


Copyright © 2007 Stefanie Samara Hamblen
Original Website Design - Zachary Hamblen ©2006
Website Contact - Jeffrey Hamblen