Seasonal Organic & Local Produce
The crisp crunch of an apple, the snap of a green bean, the aroma of garlic or the vivid red of a strawberry-we like to let our produce speak for itself. We offer the largest selection of organic produce in the Florida Panhandle. Our organic produce is free of pesticides and artificial fertilizers, leaving our fruits and vegetables as nature intended.
We believe in supporting our local farmers and carry local produce year round! Look for broccoli, kale, cabbage, beets, salad mixes and daikon root from local farmer Jeff Baptist, owner of Spring Song Farm. In the summer, enjoy multi-colored heirloom tomatoes or delicious local blueberries. Sprouts from Ladybird Farms-perfect for salads, sandwiches or munching straight out of the box-grace our shelves early spring. When organic produce is not available we carry the freshest, highest-quality conventional produce available. Not to worry, all of our produce is clearly signed.
What's Fresh: Tomato
Thousands of varieties of tomatoes, ranging from sour to sweet, grow around the world, so it’s not surprising this adored fruit is integral to many different global cuisines. Whip up a refreshing summer gazpacho by pureeing seeded and peeled tomatoes with cucumber, red onion, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and red wine vinegar. Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve icy-cold. Lighten up your summer pasta sauce by roughly chopping ripe tomatoes and marinating with garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil for a few hours. Then toss with your favorite just-cooked pasta, still hot from the pot; add freshly-torn basil leaves, garnish with Parmesan and enjoy al fresco.
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