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 grown in Florida are generally available earlier than those produced in other states. In fact, most of Florida’s produce is available between October and June.
This allows you to enjoy fresh Florida tomatoes, oranges, bell peppers, strawberries, snap beans and squash during the winter months, and fresh Florida 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.
Learn more about Chef Justin.