Tag Archive: Florida produce

August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!

Can you believe it is that time of year already to sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch! Honestly, it is a day to celebrate. And celebrate we should! It is the lucky neighbor who profits from the gardeners abundant harvest. Nonetheless, what can one do with all that zucchini?

The late, Julia Child …

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Let’s Talk Tomatoes

Tomatoes are abundant this time of year and you have many options to buy local and fresh. Tomatoes are one of the most popular home garden vegetable to grow and should now be providing the home gardener with fresh ripe bounty from now until summers end. Our local farmer’s markets are also selling tomatoes …

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Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit

It’s the fall season, and Satsumas are hitting the shelves at your local grocery store. Satsumas are a seedless variety of the mandarin orange, and are harvested during the fall and early winter. Satsumas are grown in the cool, sub-tropical areas of California, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Because of their thin skin, …

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Thanksgiving is Around the Corner!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is only fitting to display a cornucopia.  Not only is this horn of plenty a universal symbol of abundance, it is truly timely!  Florida is plentiful with fresh produce this time of year.  According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), avocados, bell peppers, carambola, cucumbers, …

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April: What’s in Season Now?

Can you believe Florida fresh fruits and veggies are supplied to 160 countries around the globe!  Particularly abundant right now are the vegetables commonly referred to as cruciferous vegetables.   (However, many scientists are starting to favor the term brassica vegetables over cruciferous vegetables)  These nutritious veggies are ones that you will want to eat on …

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Crops in Season

Geographic conditions have a major impact on the growing season of any given area. Florida is indeed blessed to have such diverse and healthy growing times. In fact, Florida is one of the few states divided into three plant and hardiness zones (south, central, and north), allowing Florida produce to be successfully grown somewhere …

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Watermelon – A Taste of Summer

Rarely do I hear the phrase “school’s out” and not think of my own summers of fun and, of course, Alice Cooper’s 1972 major hit single “School’s Out for Summer” – does that age me?

In fact, “word” has it that Alice Cooper said he was inspired to write the song when answering the …

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