Category: Healthy Eating
|September 21, 2016||Posted by Issac Morgan under Agriculture, Cooking, Education, Events, Farms, Food, Healthy Eating, Marketing, News, Produce|
This year marks the 5th anniversary of Redland GrowFest! at the Redland Fruit and Spice Park in Redland, Florida. Powered by Bee Heaven Farm and Redland Organics, the two-day festival brings the community together, while promoting and educating the public about growing local, healthy produce through workshops, presentations and demos. Not only will attendees witness […] continue reading
|September 8, 2016||Posted by Morgan Edwards under Agriculture, Cooking, Events, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
As fall unveils, many look forward to entering the exciting world of college football! It’s that fun time of the year when you gather around the television to watch your favorite team compete against another team. For most, this means great weather, food, and connecting with friends and family at a social, or even a […] continue reading
|August 1, 2016||Posted by Issac Morgan under Agriculture, Cooking, Education, Farms, Food, Gardening, Healthy Eating, Horticulture, In Stores, Marketing, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
Thanks to Florida’s tropical climate, consumers are able to enjoy a bounty of fresh, home-grown produce in grocery stores and local markets! Of course, the Florida orange is the king of fruits, as it is a well-known, special component of the citrus family. According to Visit Florida, citrus boasts a $9 billion industry, employing nearly […] continue reading
|July 18, 2016||Posted by Issac Morgan under Agriculture, Cooking, Farms, Food, Gardening, Green, Healthy Eating, In Stores, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Uncategorized|
Many enjoy Florida’s fresh avocados as a key ingredient in a variety of dishes, from guacamole dips, to smoothies, wraps and salads! Avocado also pairs well with seafood favorites such as shrimp and lobster. The edible fruit (yes, that’s right, it’s a fruit) that originated in central Mexico and Florida was first planted in 1833 […] continue reading
|June 30, 2016||Posted by Morgan Edwards under Agriculture, Cooking, Food, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Seafood, Uncategorized|
Probably the most unique quality of a juicy, Florida watermelon is its versatility and, of course, its deliciousness (no matter how you choose to prepare it)! This juicy fruit is appropriate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a great in-between snack to jumpstart your day in a healthy way. For those who enjoy […] continue reading
|May 26, 2016||Posted by Morgan Edwards under Agriculture, Cooking, Events, Farms, Food, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes, Restaurants, Uncategorized|
This summer, Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. is encouraging Florida chefs to participate in the second annual Blended Burger Project with the opportunity to win a trip to cook at the historic Beard House in New York City this fall. According to the James Beard Foundation, The Blended Burger Project attempts to enhance burgers by blending ground […] continue reading
Fresh From Florida is thrilled to welcome five new restaurants to its “On The Menu” restaurant program! All establishments have one thing in common: their menus include delicious ingredients from Florida, including produce grown by local farmers and seafood caught in Florida’s waters.
Bella Brava, located in St. Petersburg, opened its doors in 2005 and combines Italian cuisine with an ultramodern lifestyle. Their menu features an assortment of pastas and antipasti, flatbreads, pizzas and calzones. Dine at Bella Brava for an extraordinary view of the iconic St. Pete Pier, beautiful Tampa Bay and lively Beach Drive. Check out their menu here.
The next “On The Menu” restaurant, Stillwaters Tavern, is also located in St. Petersburg. The restaurateurs at Stillwaters blend traditional American dishes with old world flavors, incorporating both land and sea. They also collaborate with local artisans, farmers and foragers to supply seasonally and locally produced dairy, vegetables, seafood and shellfish. You can visit the Stillwaters Tavern website for more information.
Punta Gorda’s Captain’s Table, located in Fisherman’s Village Waterfront Mall, Resort and Marina, offers stunning views of Charlotte Harbor and serves the freshest gulf seafood and hand-cut steaks from their award-winning chef. Recently, Captain’s Table was named the 2015 Charlotte County Business of the Year. “Like” Captain’s Table on Facebook and visit the restaurant website for the most recent menu updates and specials.
As one of the newest restaurants to Islamorada, Oltremare Ristorante combines the flavors of Italy with savory seafood from the Florida Keys. Oltremare’s Executive Chef, Dario M. Olivera, uses garden-fresh ingredients and fresh-off-the-boat fish. The next time you take a road trip to the Florida Keys, be sure to visit this fine establishment. Take a peek at Oltremare’s website to view their menu and daily specials.
We head to Miami Beach on our next stop with the addition of the trendy and ultra chic Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. This restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican “street food” and authentic beverages. Check out Bodega’s website for more information.
By dining at Fresh From Florida’s “On The Menu” restaurants, you can help support Florida’s agriculture, seafood and aquaculture industries. So, what are you waiting for?