This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Having been born and raised in NYC, I know what it’s like trying to hunt down fresh fruit or vegetables out of season. It’s practically impossible. Buying in season means purchasing produce when it’s ripe. Typically you’d have to turn to frozen fruits and vegetables to have access to them year round. Strawberries outside of summer in NYC – never! Fortunately as Floridians, we get the best of both worlds, all thanks to our milder climate. Here’s how to pick the freshest fruits and vegetables during the winter in Florida.
How To Pick The Freshest Fruits And Vegetables
The fruits and vegetables grown in Florida can be found nearly year round – and earlier than you’d find of those produced in other states. A delicious perk of living in Florida is enjoying tomatoes, oranges, bell peppers, strawberries, snap beans and squash during the winter months. STRAWBERRIES ALL WINTER LONG! If you’re mouth isn’t watering just yet, keep reading!
Strawberries are a go-to always at the top of the list snack that the girls enjoy. They love it whole, cut up, sprinkled with sugar, truthfully it doesn’t matter how I serve, as long as it’s available. My Mama always used to cut the strawberries in half and coat them in sugar – leaving them in the fridge covered overnight. By morning time they produced the sweetest juice you’ve ever tasted. It’s a tradition I carry on for my family now.
Emily has developed a new-found love for sliced bell peppers. Nothing on them, just slice them up into thin strips about a 1/4 inch wide and she just crunches away. Anabelle loves her tomatoes – plain. I indulge them with their favorites because I know they’re getting the freshest produce. Their school has its own produce garden. I can’t wait until we move into our new home so we can plant a garden too. Florida farmers work hard year round so we can all fresh fruits and vegetables by extending the seasonal period.
Spotting the freshest food, produce and seafood is as easy as looking for the items labeled Fresh From Florida! This is how to pick the freshest fruits and vegetables. Now that you’ve got your fresh produce list of Fresh From Florida products in hand, check out these great recipes for new ideas on how to serve up your favorite Fresh From Florida foods.
Which fruit or veggie do you like to enjoy during the winter?
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