Seasonal Organic & Local Produce
We believe in supporting our local farmers and carry local produce whenever possible. Hoover Family Farms in Live Oak, Florida supplies us with their seasonally crops year-round including, but not limited to, green kale, collards, turnips, broccoli, bell peppers, jalapeños, tomatoes, watermelons and cantaloupes. In the middle of summer, enjoy scuppernongs or delicious blueberries from C&J’s Blueberry Vineyard. Ladybird Farms in Monticello, Florida provides us with high quality persimmons, Meyer lemons, and satsuma mandarins during autumn. We strive to be a 100% organic produce department. While most corporate natural foods stores buy produce based on price, we buy based on quality, which means Grade A and Extra Fancy items first. Customer service is paramount as well. Please ask us any questions you may have at any time.
What's Fresh: Plums
Juicy, ripe plums are a treat just as they are, but they also lend themselves to a wide array of recipes. If you haven't had cooked plums baked, poached, grilled or stewedyou're missing out. Substitute plums for other stone fruits like peaches, nectarines or cherries in just about any dish. They're perfect grilled atop a green salad with blue cheese and almonds, or on tender fresh spinach with Manchego and balsamic vinegar. Check out www.strongertogether.coop for a Shrimp and Plum Kebab recipe, or keep it simple with sliced plums, goat cheese and walnuts for a delectable appetizer.