Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round. Due to the milder climate in the sunshine state, fruits and vegetables are available from Florida earlier than the typical harvesting seasons in other states. In fact, most of Florida’s produce is available between October and June.
This allows you to eat fresh, Florida products such as tomatoes, oranges, bell peppers, strawberries, snap beans and squash during winter months and blueberries, sweet corn and watermelon in late spring. Seafood and shellfish caught in Florida’s waters are available year round. So enjoy the bounty that Florida has to offer and for delicious dishes, check out our “Fresh From Florida” recipes, created by Chef Justin Timineri, Florida’s culinary ambassador.
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Meet Chef Justin!
Chef Justin Timineri is the culinary ambassador and executive chef for the State of Florida. His mission is to encourage everyone to rediscover fresh, healthy Florida cuisine.
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