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: Sweet Potatoes
Are they yams… or sweet potatoes? Centuries of confusion have resulted in Americans differentiating between sweet potato varieties by calling some yams. But most true yams, which are rarely available in the U.S., are native to Africa and Asia and have very dark bark-like skins and white, purple or red flesh. Luckily sweet potatoes of many varieties, native to tropical America, are easily grown and abundant in the U.S. in fall and winter. Garnet, Jewel and Beauregard varieties are “soft” sweet potatoes in that they become softer and moist when cooked; they often have reddish-brown skin and orange flesh. The firm varieties usually have lighter brown skin and white or yellow flesh; when cooked, they have a firmer, drier texture, similar to baking potatoes. Whatever variety you choose, mashes, smashes, soups or pies are all delicious ways to enjoy these tasty tubers!
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