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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

 
Alachua County Farmers' Market at 441
 
We’re still at the Alachua County Farmers’ Market
AND we’ll occupy a different booth each week
from April through the end of July!

UPDATED 2017/18 season note:
We will sell at market every other weekend AND we hope
you’ll seek us out in our new location each time we’re there.

**Please circle 4/14 and 4/28
on your April calendars**

We look forward to seeing you!

www.facebook.com/henderson.and.daughter

 
plantsandproduce@gmail.com

Glades Ridge
Goat Dairy

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

 
Union Street Farmers Market—GNV
Wednesdays 4pm - 7pm

 
Riverside Arts Market—JAX
Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm

 
Wholesome Food - Animal Consumption Only
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

Knife Sharpening
Knives: $2 per inch
($10 minimum up to 5”)
Scissors: Tailor, Kitchen, Pruners
1 pair $7 / 2 pair $12 / 3 pair $15
Scissors: Hair

1 pair $30 / 2 pair $50
Mon‐Fri 10‐6 Sat 12‐4
Scissor Warrior

209 NW 10th Ave     352‐672‐2488
 
Blue Highway Logo
 

Tioga - Micanopy - Ocala
 
BlueHighwayPizza.com

East End Eatery Logo Greyscale
 
East End
Eatery
 
OPEN SUNDAY—FRIDAY
Breakfast at 8:30am   Lunch at 11am
Sunday Brunch 9:30am-3pm
 
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Friendly
 
1202 NE 8th Avenue 378-9870

www.facebook.com/east-end-eatery

Root & Pecker logo
 
Now Serving Breakfast
 
Open Daily 7am-3pm
 
We believe in the power of good food
 
5408 NW 8th Ave.   352 301 3309
 
rootandpecker.com

 
The ONLY ROCK SHOP in North Central Florida
Crystals, minerals and gifts
High Springs Emporium Logo
Mon-Sat 11-6 Sun 12-5   386-454-8657
19765 NW US HWY 441   High Springs, FL
 
www.highspringsemporium.net
 
    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
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
Working Food Logo

219 NW 10th Ave
352 260 4458
workingfood.org

Personalized
Cooking Classes

taught in your home or mine

Hogtown HomeGrown’s

Stefanie Samara Hamblen


352 374 8561
hogtownhomegrown@gmail.com
 
100% pesticide free, sustainable


Free delivery to your doorstep

Fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, jams, teas

(214) 213-9594    biogera.com



Find us at:
Union Street Farmers Market, 4-7pm Wednesdays
Alachua County Health Dept, 8am-12pm Fridays
Dig Local Farmer's Market, Neptune Beach, 2-5pm Saturdays
 
 


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Original Website Design - Zachary Hamblen ©2006
Website Contact - Jeffrey Hamblen