Generations Gather

For a Special Tradition  

De Leon Springs Park

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Old Florida

Jungle Gardens 

Sarasota Sweetheart

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Cross Creek Homestead

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Author, "The Yearling"

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Good Family Fun

Florida Scallop Season is Open!

Catch your own dinner

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Eight Florida Springs

You Don't Want to Miss 

Beat the summer heat

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Florida Shrimp Salad  

Simple, easy and delish!

Perfect for a backyard picnic 

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Florida Shelling 

Nature's Treasures 

Go with an Expert

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The Taste of Summer 

Florida Roasted Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

The perfect side dish 

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Old Spanish Sugar Mill for Breakfast

Generations of Floridians have been coming to Central Florida’s Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant located in De Leon Springs Park where guests cook something special at the breakfast table  

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Fresh Florida Roasted Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

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