Plant-To-Plate Produce: Discovering Florida's Farms

By: Rachelle Lucas

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I recently spent a weekend down in South Florida at the Miami Fruit & Spice Park for a video shoot and was amazed at all the fresh tropical fruits available.  

I saw fresh mangos and papaya, and even a few fruits I'd never heard of before, such as the monstera deliciousa, which really does live up to it's name as a "delicious monster."

Visiting farms has always been an annual autumn tradition for me. Growing up in Lake County, the Zellwood Corn Maze and local u-pick strawberry farms were always a must-see.

Our Off The Beaten Path Insider, Gary, gave me a tip about a website he uses to find roadside stands, u-pick farms, and other off-the-beaten path food products throughout the state. It's called  PickYourOwn.org/FL 

There's also Florida-Agriculture.com/upick, which provides a pretty extensive list of U-pick farms.

Where's your favorite Florida farm I've got two of my favorites below. Comment and let me know on Facebook.

Oak Haven Farms:  Berriesandwines.com

Zellwood Corn Maze:  LongAndScottFarms.com

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