Do you love cheese and like to support local businesses and farms? You can go to local farmer’s markets for tasty local dairy products, eat at a farm to table restaurant like Miccosukee Root Cellar, participate in farm tours, or simply come to our fine co-op for cheeses from our three top local producers: Sweet Grass Dairy, Smith Family Goat Dairy, and St. Andrew’s Bay.
Despite the North Florida temperatures still creeping up into the 90s by midday, there is the promise of cooler days ahead drifting in the air! Pumpkin lattes, roasted root veggies, warm hues of orange, red and brown. To say I’m excited about the arrival of fall next month would be a vast understatement. One thing that gets me especially giddy is planning out our fall veg garden. If you’ve been toying with the idea of planting a garden, there is no time better than now to start prepping. It’s easier than you might think!
A love of fresh and fiery ingredients led to the birth of Tampa-based company, national award winning, Hot Pepper Dudes, LLC.
When spicy food lover Chris Billet couldn't find anything other than jalpeños and habañeros in his local grocery stores and farmers’ markets, he decided to grow his own peppers. Starting in 1999, he experimented with growing hot peppers, and soon he was producing so many, he started learning to can, pickle, and make hot sauces to preserve his harvest.
Just about everyone knows that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland; that the holiday itself is celebrated around the world; that it is wildly popular with Christians (as individuals are allowed to break their Lenten sacrifices for the day) AND secular folks (as it is a perfect excuse to drink your weight in beer); and that you are supposed to wear green. But did you know these fun facts? I assume they are facts seeing as how I got them off the intarwebs.