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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     

http://wardsgainesville.com/index.html

CYMPLIFY LOGO

Specialty Coffee ~ All Natural Ice Cream

Unique Gifts ~ Healthy Café
Local Artists ~ Music … And More !!!


cymplifycentral.com

Glades Ridge
Goat Dairy


Raw Milk and Cheese
Hormone and Antibiotic Free
Available Fresh or Frozen

Alachua County (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

Henderson & Daughter
Plants and Produce

 
 Booth #4 ACFM/441 Market
Saturday 8:30am - 1:00pm


Oranges:
navel, hamlin, parson brown
Grapefruit: red, white, pink
Tangerine: chinese honey, dancy
Specialty: orlando / mineola tangelos
Acid: sour orange, calamondin

*weather-permitting
 
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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

The Jones
eastside
 
has closed.
 
breakfast is now
served every day at

The Jones B-Side
 

The Jones
B-Side
 

8am to close
Seven days a week

 Now serving breakfast
every day - 8am!

 
203 SW 2nd Avenue
352 371 7999
thejonesbside@gmail.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
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BILINDA ROUNTREE
Realtor®, Broker-Associate
“Experience, Dedication, Customer Service”
c: (352) 478-9079 o: (352) 226-8228
Bilinda@ThomasGroupRealty.com
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8LP Design Ad
 
WORKSHOPS and LAMP REPAIIR
1313 S Main Street          352.377.8147
 
www.8LPDesign.com

AERSI logo


www.aersi.com
352.376.8399

Linda Blondheim
Art Studio


Commission Your Dream Painting
Landscapes - Trees - Flowers


Inside Paddiwhack
1510 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL
(Next to Lloyd Clarke Sports)

http://www.lindablondheim.com

BOK Logo
A not-for-profit kitchen incubator
serving North Central Florida


www.blueovenkitchens.org

Haile Village Farmers Market
Haile Village
Farmers Market

Saturdays
8:30am-12:00pm
Haile Plantation
off Tower Road

Alachua County
Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:30-1pm
5920 NW 13th Street
www.441market.com
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

The
Illegal
Jam

Company


Low-sugar jams made from seasonal fruit
352 374 8561



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