Additional Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
As a native Floridian, I am always happy to help educate transplants and tourist on Florida’s wonderful ag market. We’re more than just oranges down here (not that we aren’t proud of our citrus crops), but we have farms, ranches, nurseries, orchards, and so much more. As soon as you drive into Florida, you immediately see the rich farmland. It’s the heart of the state and it flourishes just outside of almost every city. My family has taken many wrong turns outside of Orlando, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach that allowed us to discover amazing farms. Many even offer tours and education opportunities!
How to Enjoy Fresh From Florida Year-Round!
Because of our warm climate and rainy seasons, Florida farmers have the ability to produce crops year-round. This means we can enjoy our favorite comfort foods anytime we want! Mmmm…mmmmm…mushrooms! Creamy Bacon-Mushroom Shrimp and Grits is the ultimate comfort food. It’s warm, hearty, and very flavorful! Don’t you get excited over Shrimp and Grits for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? (Dinner especially!) Grab the recipe HERE.
Do you have a favorite fruit or vegetable? Florida probably grows it!
Florida Farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round. Not only can mushrooms be grown every single month of the year, but there are over thirty other crops Florida can boast about too! Crops like eggplant, guava, peanut, tangerine, tomato, orange, grapefruit, squash, avocado, and bell pepper can be grown for eight months or more! AND during those few months when they aren’t being grown, there are many others to take their place – like strawberries and blueberries! Yum! How can you find them? All you have to do is look for the #FreshFromFlorida label and/or visit a local Farmer’s Market!
What is your favorite Fresh From Florida Crop?
Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – Fresh From Florida is Always in Season. Learn more about what’s in season, find new recipes and discover fun ways to enjoy Florida agriculture HERE!
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