This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
I recently returned from a trip to Florida to attend the Food Wine Conference in Orlando and got to meet lots of great blogger friends, as well as see my family that lives in Florida. Another bonus of the visit was eating all that abundant produce and seafood that is Fresh from Florida!
My Florida family is so lucky to have access to fresh Florida produce all year long. However, right now the stores are full of Fresh From Florida produce, such as blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, and fresh from Florida Seafood, which is great for outdoor picnics and barbecues this time of year. I love visiting Florida in the summer because not only do I get to see my family but I get to share in all this fresh produce!
I can tell you from my visit to Florida that the blueberries were bursting with sweet flavor and the tomatoes were fresh and juicy, and in my opinion, there is nothing better than the taste of the fresh sweet corn from Florida. It is a night and day difference from canned corn.
If you need some inspiration for what to do with all this abundant fresh produce, allow me to share some of my favorite recipes, starting with some of my favorite blueberry recipes.
I am sharing a salsa made with corn that is so good, I literally put it on almost everything. I am getting hungry for the sweet Florida corn just writing about it!
Tomatoes. There are tomatoes and then there are tomatoes Fresh from Florida! Trust me. There is a huge difference! Here are a few of my favorite tomato recipes.
FRESH FROM FLORIDA SEAFOOD
Fresh from Florida Seafood is some of the best and freshest seafood you can buy. You haven’t lived until you have tried Florida Shrimp!
Florida Gulf Shrimp is the sweetest tasting shrimp you will find. I am a huge shrimp fan, and I love it prepared all different ways: fried, grilled, barbecued, you name it. Nothing beats Florida shrimp!
Here are a couple of my favorite recipes for shrimp!
If you want to find out more about Florida produce be sure to check out the Florida Department of Agriculture website, which has pretty much everything you could ever want to know about Fresh from Florida product. For example, you can check and see which Florida produce is in season for any month of the year.
If you need more inspiration about what recipes to make with the produce, be sure to visit the Fresh From Florida produce recipe section.
If you need information about what to look for when buying seafood, check out the Florida Department of Agriculture Seafood “How To” Tips, which gives advice about buying and cooking seafood.
If you are planning a trip to Florida or if you are a Florida resident, be sure to check out the list of Florida U-Pick farms where you can pick Fresh from Florida produce. That makes a fantastic family outing that everyone will enjoy.