|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
|January 27, 2016||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, FAPC, Farms, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Uncategorized|
As February draws closer, we enter peak Florida strawberry season, which generally runs from December to April. February 14 is an especially important day, and roses and strawberries pair well for any Valentine’s Day celebration. Strawberries are also an important crop for Florida. We consistently rank second in the nation for production. A key advantage […] continue reading
|December 16, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, Farms, In Stores, Produce, Recipes, Uncategorized|
What is the difference between green beans, snap beans and string beans? Actually, there is no difference at all. They are all the same. Green bean is an obvious term. And the word snap bean is often used because of the immature pods that snap when bent. The phrase string bean is derived from the […] continue reading
What is the difference between green beans, snap beans and string beans? Actually, there is no difference at all. They are all the same. Green bean is an obvious term. And the word snap bean is often used because of the immature pods that snap when bent. The phrase string bean is derived from the stringy fibers that used to run down the seams of the pods. These were generally removed by hand after picking. However, after decades of hybridizing, modern green beans no longer have strings. But whether you call them green beans, snap beans or string beans, they are all delicious.
Snap beans like to grow in loamy soil and hot weather. And in south Florida where a majority of our snap beans grow, there is plenty of both. There are two common types of snap beans: bush beans and pole beans. Bush beans are planted in rows and pole beans are planted against a teepee so they can climb. But we grow mostly bush beans.
Snap beans are abundant in Florida from November to May and are eaten during the winter months all over the country. So, if you plan to add fresh green beans to your menu during the holidays, you can thank our farmers. Try our Florida Snap Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms recipe and enjoy this special season.