A Florida Original

Cedar Key

Enjoy the "Old Florida" charm

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Florida Clam Linguine

With Cedar Key Clams

Fresh from Florida & delicious

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The Florida Highwaymen

Created beauty despite the times 

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Authentic Key West

Capital, Conch Republic

Discover the laid-back charm 

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Step Back in Time

Four Florida Historical Forts

Visit centuries of history 

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Bug Fever!

Florida Lobster Season Opens

One of Florida's finest catches

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Good Family Fun

Florida Scallop Season is Open!

Enjoy the thrill of scalloping for dinner

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Four Florida

Fabulous Beaches

You Don't Want to Miss

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Cedar Key, A Florida Original

Cedar Key, located fifty miles southwest of Gainesville, would be considered remote by even modern day standards. Most visitors don’t “happen” upon Cedar Key, its location at the end of the road means 

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photo: Cedar Key Clam Linguine
Cedar Key Clam Linguine

After a road trip to Cedar Key, home to a thriving aquaculture clam business, I just had to make this delicious linguine that every family will love. Enjoy the taste of the fresh Florida clams. They are a delicious Florida treat!

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