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Four Florida Gardens

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Two Florida Cookbooks 

For the Cook in You

Featuring fresh recipes

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Old forts, lighthouses illuminate the past

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Florida's White Pelicans 

Where to Find Them

The original winter tourist

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Picking Florida Oranges

Fresh from the Farm

Visit a Florida citrus grove


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A Florida Trifecta Salad

Strawberry, Kumquat & Kale

Sweet strawberries & citrusy kumquats 

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Authentic Siesta Key 

Sarasota's Pride & Joy

Powdery white sand on the Gulf of Mexico

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Nature's Cathedral 

Where Manatees Gather 

A Citrus County Gem

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Celebrate Spring! Tour Four Florida Gardens

Tour through four Florida gardens: Bok Tower Gardens, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Fairchild Tropical Botantical Garden and the Ringling Museum Gardens offering lush gardens, peaceful 


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