Monthly Archives: January 2011
|January 28, 2011||Posted by admin under Healthy Eating, Produce|
Here is a list of the Florida produce that is on sale this week in your local Florida grocery stores. Click on the store name to locate the one nearest you: Albertsons Strawberries – $3.99/lb Cabbage – $0.69/lb Radishes – $3/2 1-lb Bravo Florida Oranges – $3/2 4-lb Tangerines – $1.99/3 lb Harveys Grapefruit – […] continue reading
|January 26, 2011||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Recipes|
I love NFL football in general and specifically the Green Bay Packers! Now that we’re the NFC champs, I’m so excited that my Packer buddies and I get to see the Green & Gold play in the big game on February 6. (Although as a child I loved the Bucs and the Steelers, so I’m glad […] continue reading
|January 25, 2011||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Produce|
For years now, we’ve been hearing the term “organic,” especially when it comes to produce. Often times, people will say you should always buy organic if possible. But do you really know what organic means? Is it based on someone’s opinion? And can anyone call their product organic or does it have to be inspected […] continue reading
|January 24, 2011||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Events, FAPC, Farms|
The last weekend in January brings Dade City’s Annual Kumquat Festival. This event celebrates the kumquat, a fruit that is unique in that the peel is sweet and the flesh is tart. On Saturday, January 29 people will flock to Dade City to pay homage to – and sample – this delicious little fruit. As an […] continue reading
|January 21, 2011||Posted by admin under Produce|
Here is a list of the Florida produce that is on sale this week in your local Florida grocery stores. Click on the store name to locate the one nearest you: Albertsons Onions – $1.00/lb Strawberries – $3.99/lb Grapefruit – 10/$10.00 Tangerines – $5.00/2-3 lb bag Bravo Florida Cucumbers – 3/$1.00 Celery – $0.99/each (sleeve) […] continue reading
|January 20, 2011||Posted by admin under Healthy Eating|
I’ve recently started training to run my second half marathon in Atlanta on March 20th. I ran my first back in December, had so much fun that I decided to it again. When I was training for my first race, I wasn’t exactly the model example of how to eat right and train properly for […] continue reading
|January 20, 2011||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, News, Recipes, Seafood|
Cedar Key lies at the end of a long road tethering it to a mainland shore popularly known as the Nature Coast, one of Florida’s most pristine stretches, protected by refuges and jotted with small fishing villages. Sounds like a cool place if you ask me! Well the tiny town of Cedar Key is in the […] continue reading
Cedar Key lies at the end of a long road tethering it to a mainland shore popularly known as the Nature Coast, one of Florida’s most pristine stretches, protected by refuges and jotted with small fishing villages. Sounds like a cool place if you ask me!
Well the tiny town of Cedar Key is in the running for the title of America’s Coolest Small Towns Contest sponsored by Budget Travel. This year’s contest received 80 nominations and selected 20 American towns that “stand out from the crowd.”
We all know Cedar Key for its delicious clams, and the important aquaculture industry which provides hundreds of jobs for residents of coastal communities. The old-fashioned fishing village is now a tourist center with several regionally famous seafood restaurants and has become a haven for artists and writers who find the unspoiled environment inspirational to their work. Retirees and artists from throughout the United States have settled in Cedar Key. Many people visit each year to walk the historic streets browse the shops and galleries, explore the back bayous and enjoy the world-famous restaurants featuring seafood fresh from local waters.
Budget Travel is using this description of Cedar Key on the contest website:
“While much of Florida has become overrun with theme parks, strip malls, and luxury condos, the fishing village of Cedar Key—with its abundance of pelicans, palmettos, and Spanish moss—is a vivid reminder of the state as it once was. Two long-forgotten forms of architecture dominate the cay: 19th-century wood-frame cottages with wraparound porches, and tabby houses, made with a combination of sand, water, and crushed shells. Cedar Key also holds the distinction of being the nation’s number one producer of farm-raised clams. Locals swear by the award-winning chowder at Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, and there are dozens more dockside eateries where you can sample fresh Gulf shrimp, oysters, and grouper. Outside of town, 13 islands make up the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, where kayakers can spot frigate birds, ibis, and bald eagles.”
Cast your vote today and help put Cedar Key on the map! Click here to vote. The contest runs thru February 11. Along with casting a vote, you have the opportunity to upload photos and videos of the restaurants, galleries, shops, and natural settings that make Cedar Key the coolest in the country.
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