What’s in Season During Winter in Florida?

Florida’s winter produce is full of fresh, delicious choices!  From tomatoes, blueberries, and peppers, to seafood and more, the Sunshine State has it all.

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own. 
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What’s in Season During Winter in Florida?

Do you picture winter as a time for squashes and root vegetables?  It’s time to expand your horizons, because there are over two dozen types of produce that are in season in Florida during the winter.  Here are some examples:

  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carambola
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peanuts
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Snap beans
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet corn
  • Tangerines
  • Tomatoes

It’s a real treat to visit the produce section when there’s so much to choose from.

For example, you might imagine that sweet corn is a summertime food.  You’ll be surprised to learn that it’s available throughout the winter when it’s Fresh From Florida!  Get my favorite corn on the cob recipe to take full advantage of this winter bounty.

Craving fruit?  Reach for this season’s sweet Fresh From Florida blueberries.

Or grab some ripe, juicy tomatoes for topping salads, sandwiches, and more.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich on Flatbread with Tomatoes

Pick up fresh peppers to give your winter chili a piquant kick.

Hearty Beef Bean Roasted Red Pepper Chili Recipe

If you live in Florida, you can even take the family to a U-Pick farm!

Florida U Pick Farms Map

Click to go to the interactive map.

Whether you pick up your Fresh From Florida produce at a farm or in a grocery store, you can download a free cookbook for plenty of recipe ideas.  Get The Florida Chef’s Flavorful Seasons Cookbook in English or Spanish.

Or, if you prefer, you can browse and search recipes on the Fresh from Florida recipes page.  I like to browse through the recipe collection when I need inspiration.  I love this Florida Blueberry Key Lime Pie!

Look for the Fresh From Florida label wherever you shop to find delicious seasonal produce even in winter, and follow Fresh From Florida on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the “freshest” updates.

Florida's winter produce is full of fresh, delicious choices! From tomatoes, blueberries, and peppers, to seafood and more, the Sunshine State has it all.

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