Posted by Barbara Williams on 12/8/2018
Recently Florida Trend Golden Spoon Awards were announced. This year Pensacola has the largest number of recipients in the panhandle. The Golden Spoon award is the oldest and one of the most coveted dining awards in our state. There is generally only 100 restaurants awarded throughout Florida. The award is given to fine dining restaurants that have demonstrated consistency in high standards and longevity, usually earned after three years in business or more.
We are very proud that 5 of the 6 Golden Spoon award winners are part of our Farmily!! The winners are:
• Global Grill - International --Chef Frank Taylor
• Grand Marlin - Seafood ---Chef Gregg McCarthy
• Restaurant Iron - New Southern Alex McPhail
• Union Public House - Gastropub
Hall of Fame Winners ( these have won multiple Golden Spoon Awards)?:?
*Jackson’s Steakhouse - Southern Influence American
* McGuires Irish Pub —Brew Pub
Diners and restauranteurs help nominate restaurants in the various categories, these categories are judged by the Editors of Florida Trend. We are proud to be affiliated with these talented professionals, they all incorporate local vegetables, fruits and herbs into their menus. Best of all, we don't have to travel far to enjoy a great meal. Congratulations to all!
?How long will lettuce prices be up? A popular question. Short answer: after the Holidays. Produce markets are a supply and demand industry. When you have low supply the prices trend upwards. Since the Ecoli outbreak, with the California Romaine, the industry is experiencing shortfalls on all lettuces. The holiday demand will likely hold the pricing up until the New Year. In case you were wondering all of our western lettuces are coming from Yuma Arizona. This area has been tested by the CDC and deemed "safe."
We are getting in some nice watermelon radishes, Tuscan Kale, turnips and collards from Carl Stewarts Farm out of Bay Minette, Alabama. Carl using only organic prices. All of his greens are beautiful this time of year.
Soon we will be getting some Florida Red Navel Oranges, blood oranges and grapefruits. Stay tuned.
I hope everyone has a great week.