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!
2. Tropical Fruit
3. Fresh Florida Vegetables and Herbs
- Bell Pepper
- Broccoli Raab
- Chili Pepper
- Collard Greens
- Green Beans
- Green Onions
- Peas/Pea Pods
- Sweet Corn
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
- Spiny Lobster
You can find more about what seafood is in season in Florida and on the Gulf Coast on this Seafood Seasonality Chart.