This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
I have always been a huge advocate for shopping from small, local businesses and being an active part of growing my local community. I prefer to shop for clothes from local boutiques, use small businesses for as many services as possible, and of course shop from as many direct sales consultants as possible. I even take this dedication to local shopping to the grocery store when I support local Florida Farmers by looking for the Fresh From Florida sign on my favorite produce at my local Publix.
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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services started the Fresh From Florida program in 1990 to give both small and large producers in the state of Florida the resources they need to get their delicious goods to our tables. When you see the Fresh From Florida logo at your local grocer or farmers market, you know you are getting the freshest quality produce from right here in our home state.
Now I admit, we are a little spoiled here in Florida where our mild climate allows us to have fresh fruits and vegetables earlier than most states. Florida’s 47,000 agricultural producers make it easy for us to eat fresh produce year round. In fact, there is even a “cheat sheet” that lets you “Follow The Fresh” and know exactly what is in season every month of the year! How cool is that?! Click Here to find out what's in season right now!
When you purchase Fresh From Florida you are not only getting the freshest local produce, but you are supporting local farmers and their families. It is a total win-win. I love knowing that I am serving my family the highest quality ingredients while helping another family feed their family too! Right now I am totally obsessed with radishes – which are the perfect low carb alternative to potatoes. I simply slice them up and sautee with butter and garlic – so delish! These beauties came from a farm in Clewiston, Florida – just north of the Everglades! Don't they look delicious!
You can find the freshest produce at your local grocer or farmers market simply by looking for the Fresh From Florida signs. And be sure to Follow The Fresh on Instagram, and Twitter for news about what is in season and also check out their Pinterest and Recipe Page for easy to follow meals for your family.