Monthly Archives: August 2010
|August 3, 2010||Posted by admin under FAPC, Wine|
Florida isn’t known for wine… yet. But one day soon, hopefully we will be. We’ve got a lot of great wineries in Florida, including Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery located in Spring Hill, Florida. (That’s a little north of Tampa.) Strong Tower began in 2001 when they planted their first vines. The Winery officially opened […] continue reading
|August 2, 2010||Posted by admin under FAPC, Farms|
Kumquat Growers in Dade City is a family-owned farm where they grow kumquats. They have participated for three years in the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and were the impetus for the Department to become involved in the “Florida farmers’ market” weekends. Fanchone and Greg Gude are dynamic people who love promoting kumquats and […] continue reading
Fanchone and Greg Gude are dynamic people who love promoting kumquats and love the Fresh from Florida message. Their colorful display is a huge hit, and people are fascinated by the look of the little kumquats. In addition to growing and selling kumquats, the Gude family makes a line of marinades, jellies/jams, dressings, salsas and sauces, as well as kumquat puree. The puree is the base for the very popular kumquat pie.
Because of the January freeze, the Kumquat Growers lost their crop, but they expect to be back up and harvesting beginning in November. The gift shop will also reopen in November, so if you get a chance, stop by and visit (and sample the yummy kumquats!) Maybe you can buy or make some puree to make this treat: