Local Foods Dinner
|February 28, 2012||Posted by Melissa under Agriculture, Cooking, FAPC, Healthy Eating, Produce, Wine|
Recently some friends invited me to their supper club. The group gets together once a month, usually for a potluck supper, and the hosts decide a theme. This month’s theme was Go Locavore, and what a feast it was!
Imagine this – guacamole with tomato, salad with lettuces and strawberries, grilled green beans, pork roast, sweet potatoes with honey, orange and onion salad, spiced pecans, and Key lime pie. The host and hostess even had limequats and mint from their yard on the tables as decorations and to add to our water glasses, and some guests distributed oranges from their tree as party favors.
We have a number of producers who sell directly to customers (check out our Agricultural Product Search), but many of these items were purchased at Whole Foods and Publix, both members of the “Fresh from Florida” program.
I encourage you to create meals using Florida products and see how easy – and delicious – it can be. Let us know how it goes!