Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
I love to travel but I also like being from a small town. As a small town girl from Florida, there are some really cool perks like fresh produce from your neighbor’s garden or fresh seafood caught locally from the ocean. It is really amazing what one can find when looking out your front door.
Why Being a Small Town Girl in Florida Rocks
Fresh Produce ~ On any given day I can walk into my local grocery store to find fresh locally grown produce from Florida for sale. Unlike chain stores, my local store buys locally so everything is delivered fresh each morning. This past winter we were able to enjoy corn, squash and even some beautiful bunches of collard greens. plus today I bought an entire flat of fresh picked strawberries. All grown locally and all from Florida.
Fresh Seafood ~ Another perk is that because we have mild winters compare to our northern friends we can enjoy freshly caught seafood year around. Things like shrimp, grouper or even the occasional crab. I know this makes my son happy as he is all about his fish.
Fresh Honey ~ You can’t have afternoon tea without a drop or two of fresh honey. I admit until a recent trip to the farmer market I didn’t know honey was made in Florida. Truly I didn’t but after a taste of it, I was hooked. Now I only buy Florida honey and to make it even sweeter I have learned a neighbor makes fresh honey. So now I can not only but from Florida but I can also buy locally.
So as you can see being a small town girl has its perks. But you can get in on these perks too and you don’t have to live in Florida. Okay if you want to come visit me you totally can. I’ll put the tea on and get the grill going. However, the easiest way to enjoy the perks is to buy things with the label Fresh From Florida(as shown above). Not only are you getting great tasting food but you can enjoy fresh food year around.
Do you buy locally? Have you bought Fresh from Florida produce, seafood or honey?