It is a good time to stop by Flora Bama Farms. We have plenty of Florida and Alabama fruits and vegetables flowing into the market. Heirloom tomatoes, baby and large have started from Local Appetite and we are also getting some out of Ruskin, Florida. Low Acid Yellow Vine Ripe Tomatoes are in stock.
Availability Alert!! Be aware the weather has gotten hot early this year and many of the tomato blooms in the fields did not set on the vine, they fell off. This is limiting supplies on all vine ripen tomatoes. When supplies are limited...you know it. The price goes up. This is expected to last for 3 weeks or more. Other fields out of Quincy, Slocomb and then Sand Mountain are coming soon and will be here before we know it. We do have plenty of jumbo and medium vine ripe tomatoes, as well as roma tomatoes, grape, cherry and green tomatoes here at Flora Bama Farms. Keep in mind the price increase is temporary. The quality is still very good.
Today we received serval bins of seeded and seedless watermelon out of Bonita Springs, Florida. They are cutting good and sweet. Also more Athena Cantaloupes just arrived yesterday, nice size and very good.
It is still a few weeks before we get some Florida or Alabama blueberries so we brought in some from a farm in Mississippi. The berries are packaged in full pints, good sized and have a good flavor. We will have some Alabama and Florida Berries possibly by next weekend.
Also we brought in sweet potatoes out of Mississippi, by way of Grant King, new farmer we just recently starting working with, lives near Vardaman. Mississippi is known for their good sweet potatoes and they have them available right now. We received limited quantity of white sweet potatoes as well.
Out of Sawyer Farms we are receiving steadily small and medium yellow crookneck squash and zucchini. Mrs. Sawyer is also bringing us nice pickling cucumbers, slicers, pole beans and green beans. You need to see. They taste so good.
Also we are bringing in some Florida red creamer Potatoes and Florida Gold Chef potatoes. Nice!
Cerny Farms, located here in Pensacola, brings us a limited supply of Kennebec Potatoes, they are great for frying. We are getting about 80 lbs once a week for now. If you like to fry potatoes we recommend giving these a try.
Kale is close to being done locally, but I will have some available this week by way of Local Appetite. See below the pictures I took on this past weeks visit.
Chilton County Peaches are here. The quality is good, however, they are considerably higher this year. They won't be around long due to late cold spell we had in early April. The farmers took a hard hit this year on the peach crop and need to make their money on the limited supplies they have. They are running medium in size right now and the flavor is there. Get you some!!
We also have some sweet bicolor corn coming out of Central Florida and we soon before we know will have it coming locally.
I am being told that local peas are still a couple of weeks away. FYI There is some peas out of South Florida but not easy to get. We won't have a steady supply till the local farmers have theirs ready.
Check out our Web-site. We are making some changes still to make the site more user friendly. Bear with me. I know produce but I am not an expert at web-sites. I know people who know websites but time to work on it together is not easy to coordinate. The upgrades are coming. Please stay tuned.
Kale (Red & Green) growing between Local Appetite Heirloom Tomatoes
Green Houses @ Local Appetite
Hope you all have a great week.