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Top 5 Things in Season Right Now in Florida

In Season Right Now in Florida
Have you ever wondered what’s in season during the winter months on the Gulf Coast of Florida? You might be surprised! Fresh is always best. Consumers around the world look for and value the “Fresh From Florida” label. Knowing when items are in season is the key to knowing what to look for when shopping. Why eat seasonally? Products are fresher and tastier, and nutritional value is optimized. Plus, eating seasonally encourages a diverse diet, is often more economical, and harmonizes with nature’s production cycle.

See what’s fresh, delicious and totally in season in the Sunshine State. We’ve rounded up the top 10 for you to peruse. Why not come on down and taste these for yourself? Winter on the Gulf Coast of Florida is awesome in so many ways. You should try it.


1. Florida Avocados

Have you ever tried a Florida avocado? They’re a little different than the popular Haas avocado variety with a larger, greener appearance and a sweeter, less nutty taste. They’re delicious and happen to be in season right now.
Hurry though, Florida avocado season ends in January. Get your fill now!


Tropical Fruit 

2. Tropical Fruit

Mmm, tropical fruit! Exotic, sweet and beautiful in both taste and appearance. There’s a long list of tropical fruits that are grown in Florida. When it comes to the winter months, here are the ones in season right now.
  • Carambola
  • Coconut
  • Guava
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Mandarins
  • Papaya
  • Passionfruit
  • Pommelos
  • Tangerine



3. Fresh Florida Vegetables and Herbs

There’s no shortage of delicious, fresh Florida vegetables and herbs to add to your table—but here’s the short list.
  • Bell Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chili Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas/Pea Pods
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Tomatillos
  • Zucchini

You can read more about Florida’s fresh seasonal produce here.



4. Florida Strawberries

Stawberry season in Florida is a celebration all its own. Sweet, juicy strawberries from the Sunshine State can’t be beat. Did you know there’s an annual Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City in February each year? There is! You should check it out.
You should also visit the Florida Strawberry Festival Facebook page for all of the latest updates and information on this year’s festival. 



5. Florida Gulf Coast Seafood

There is always an abundance of Gulf Coast seafood and a bountiful selection of fresh fish to enjoy year-round in Florida. This is not a comprehensive list, but here are a few of our seasonal favorites this time of year.

  • Blue Crab
  • Crawfish
  • Croaker
  • Flounder
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper
  • Spiny Lobster
  • Spot
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish

You can find more about what seafood is in season in Florida and on the Gulf Coast on this Seafood Seasonality Chart.

What’s your favorite Florida fresh thing to eat during the winter months?
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