Fresh From Florida Locally Grown Produce and Seafood

Fresh From Florida Locally Grown Produce and Seafood

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

When you buy fruits and veggies at the store, do you look at the origin of the product? Many people don’t, and you will often find most of your fruits grown out of the US especially during the winter months. I don’t know about you, but I have started to stay clear of produce brought in from outside the US. I would rather change up my recipe than buy imported ingredients if I can as I am not sure of the farm practices let alone the fruit or vegetable is probably not that fresh. Now that Spring is here, more fruits and vegetables are showing up in our grocery stores with the FRESH FROM FLORIDA sticker.

fresh from florida produce and seafood

Fresh From Florida

Some of the products you should be able to find in your supermarkets now that are Fresh From Florida, meaning they are seasonally grown in Florida include:

  • Blueberries
  • Tomato
  • Sweet Corn
  • Watermelon
  • Seafood

Here is what you can find in June!

Fresh from Florida produce

I have already started buying watermelon and will be sharing a watermelon salad recipe in a few weeks that is amazing. Get ready for Memorial Day with this Watermelon Feta and Blueberry salad. It screams patriotic food with it’s red white and blue thanks to the Fresh From Florida Ingredients. 

red white and blue salad idea. The perfect fourth of july side dish

Seasonal Tomatoes are also something we look forward to all winter as we love making Bruschetta and this panzenella salad. 

Panzanella-Salad

A few years ago I wrote about Fresh From Florida seafood, specifically Shrimp. I no longer purchase shrimp raised outside of the US. I love that we are supporting local farmers and fisherman and keeping commerce where we need it most, in the US. Be sure to check out this yummy Sweet pepper and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe.

This is my favorite time of year to buy fresh ingredients and make bright and colorful dishes. Long gone are the crock pot nights with brown colorless food. It is now time to start buying fresh ingredients like Fresh Florida Corn for a Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad. This fresh ingredient salad will make your family smile and you know you are giving them fresh locally grown ingredients from Florida.

fresh corn black bean salad is perfect for any outdoor bbq

 

Now that I have tempted you with a few of our favorite recipes using Fresh From Florida ingredients, which would you like to try first? 

4 Comments

  1. Yummy! That corn and black bean salad looks amazing. Thanks too for that handy “What’s in Season” chart! That really helps when meal planning!

  2. I would like to try the watermelon salad! wow! looks so refreshing and summery. Love the colors too!

  3. The corn and black bean salad looks amazing! Now, I haven’t tried making panzanella salad. I should bookmark this recipe 🙂

  4. Ok you had me at fresh from Fl. As a FL girl I do love my fresh fruit and veggies. I must try these recipes.

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