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Unread 06-03-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Default Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Calendar

I am out of place in many ways here in Jacksonville. Another such way is I can't figure out what the local farmers are growing and when and where they sell it. I like to buy fresh and local, but each time I go to Publix and ask "What is fresh now?" They tell me what has just come in from California. I don't want to buy from California. I want to buy local. Does anyone have a calendar?

They have these in Jersey. It is a nice calendar of what can be grown during different parts of the year and where to buy it. So, you can plan ahead saying I am going to make apple pies in October for example when the apples are cheap and abundant. The program is called Jersey Fresh. Is there a Jactionville Fresh program? I want to buy the fresh stuff....and I want to plan ahead.
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Unread 06-03-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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Why don't you go to the farmer's market.
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Unread 06-03-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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are you near the beach blvd flea market? downtown beaver street farmers market? go there early on the weekends and you'll find stuffs in season. Common stuffs I see in seasons are tomato[e], watermelon, yellow sweet mangos (from Mexico but this is the only times they have it in season, cheap). Native Florida oranges you'll have to wait till November.

but check this out.
Florida crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in FL.
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Unread 06-03-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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are you near the beach blvd flea market? downtown beaver street farmers market? go there early on the weekends and you'll find stuffs in season. Common stuffs I see in seasons are tomato[e], watermelon, yellow sweet mangos (from Mexico but this is the only times they have it in season, cheap). Native Florida oranges you'll have to wait till November.

but check this out.
Florida crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in FL.
I pass the Beaver Street farmers' market every morning on my way to work, and it is open during the week, too.
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Unread 06-03-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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are you near the beach blvd flea market? downtown beaver street farmers market? go there early on the weekends and you'll find stuffs in season. Common stuffs I see in seasons are tomato[e], watermelon, yellow sweet mangos (from Mexico but this is the only times they have it in season, cheap). Native Florida oranges you'll have to wait till November.

but check this out.
Florida crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in FL.
Awesome! yeah the crop calendar is what I was looking for. This helps because the farmer's markets always have certain items all year, but I want to know what to get while it is in season. It always tastes better in season.

When you cook for women like I do, fresh ingredients are essential to impressing them with a good meal. It can make or break the relationship. How can a woman be with a guy who has poor taste in food or can't cook a decent meal? Huh? Thanks for the help.


P.S. No Apples in Florida? That's a shame. No apple pies this year I guess! I loved picking apples in the fall. That's another great date event...take the wife or girlfriend to pick apples!
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Unread 06-03-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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Here's a hint for you.
Apples don't grow in the south.
Peaches don't grow in the north.
Since you're so impressed with your cooking for women, maybe you'll want to make a peach pie, or maybe do another great date event, take the girlfriend to pick peaches.
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