Whether driving through the heart of Florida’s citrus country, taking in the fragrant smell of orange blossoms or peeling a fresh, sweet, juicy orange – you are experiencing one of the pure joys of Florida living.
The best place to find fresh citrus is to visit a U-Pick grove, and luckily there are family owned operations in Florida. An alternative to picking your own is purchasing from a farmer’s market or a nearby farm.
Of course, most grocery stores carry fruit from Florida, but make sure you check the label. That way, you know you are as close to the grove as you can get.
Once you get home with your fresh bag of citrus, your juicer will be whirring away and you’ll be drinking Florida’s Kool-Aid. Incorporating citrus into your daily meals is another way to enjoy Florida’s bounty. New recipes like this month’s Superb Orange Rolls, a Fresh Florida Avocado & Grapefruit Salad or the Florida Carrot, Orange & Ginger soup will bring out the authentic Floridian in you!
Growing your own is easy too. Local plant nurseries will help you identify and how to care for them. Have patience, they take a few years to bear fruit, but what could be more delicious than fresh citrus in your authentic Florida home?
Yep, we drink the Kool-Aid and it’s fresh from Florida.