The less distance food has to travel to the plate, the less likely it is to arrive with skid marks, souvenir shot glasses from the world's largest ball of floss, or jet lag. Protect food from road-weariness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of groceries at Homegrown Food, located on South Pickwick Avenue.
Featured in the Springfield Business Journal, Homegrown Food dedicates its cheery storefront to locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods, and other natural foods. While the shop's produce evolves with the seasons, recent bounties have included apples from Sunshine Valley Farm ($1.75/lb.), Homegrown Food's own beets ($2.46/lb.), sugar snap peas ($2.50/half-pound package), and other earth-approved candy. Meats, such as marbled rib-eye steak from Rocking Z Ranch ($16.25/lb.), join milk from Ozark Mountain Creamery ($3.15) in a spread of farmyard-derived delicacies. Homegrown Food also proffers dry goods, such as coffees and spices, nonperishables, such as honey and jams, and Old Mill Bagels ($5.50/half-dozen). All food is carefully labeled with its origin, cultivation method, and favorite Nietzsche essay.
While not included in this Groupon, Homegrown Food hosts special farm-to-table dinners, accepts orders through its online store, and happily delivers to local businesses.
601 S Pickwick Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65802