Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
One of the many reasons I love living in Florida is the fresh fruits and vegetables that are locally grown. Fresh produce is consumed daily in our home. And you just can’t get more fresh than heading out to the local farmer’s market and loading up on locally grown food. It’s not frozen or artificially made. It’s local, fresh, and delicious. Of course, I could grow my own, but that’s not going to happen. I am not blessed with a green thumb. I’m happy that I have wonderful farmers in our community that make it a point to provide our healthy and delicious produce. From local farms right to my kitchen, Fresh From Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture guarantees fresh and delicious food that makes every recipe delicious as well as good for you. You can find delicious recipes on the Fresh From Florida website. From starters to entrees and desserts, you’re sure to find a recipe your whole family will enjoy!
We have a regular weekend routine in our home. Each Saturday we get up early and head down to the local Farmer’s Market. We tend to be the first people there as we usually have a full schedule of ball games the rest of the day. This time of year, I usually load up on our favorites: watermelon, an array of berries, corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I’d say those are the staples we enjoy the most.
Our favorite treat is definitely juicy watermelon. I cut it into both wedges and chunks to have on hand during a hot Spring or Summer day. Which we have quite a few of those here in Florida. It’s pretty safe to say every day during the Summer is hot enough for an ice cold watermelon wedge. And we usually enjoy it out by the pool or IN the pool.
Corn is perfect for Memorial Day and July 4th cookouts. We cook out almost every weekend during the summer months. Anything to avoid having to turn on the oven. Throwing ears of corn on the grill is easy and the whole family loves corn on the cob! Easy crowd pleaser for sure.
Tomatoes are perfect in our salad and of course on top of those grilled burgers. Look at that bright red color. I have had my fair share of tomato sandwiches growing up. BLT, hold the bacon and lettuce. Don’t judge. It’s really good! Especially on toast with a little salt and mayonnaise. Tomatoes add flavor to so many great recipes too. Soups, salads, and the many varieties of freshly made salsa.
We are very lucky as our local farmers market also carry fresh fish options as well. The Fresh From Florida website offers fresh fish recipes as well. The Onion Crusted Grouper is just one of the many recipes they provide.There have been many Saturdays that I have picked up all the ingredients needed for that evenings dinner. All fresh and Florida grown! Gotta love that.
Do you enjoy buying locally grown produce?