Cook Like a Local in Florida

By | October 15, 2013
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Wondering what to do with black sapote in your CSA? Get a copy of Local Flavor: Recipes Raised in the Florida Redland, a spiral-bound cookbook published by Miami-Dade County to promote Redland Raised produce, carried by more than 1,000 supermarkets. The Redland Raised label "lets consumers know they're buying local – that it's straight from the field, it's fresh and it's wholesome," says Miami-Dade agricultural manager Charles LaPradd.

The cookbook ($16) features recipes from farmers and local chefs using South Florida produce, including unusual items like sea grape and carambola. Buy Local Flavor from the Dade County Farm Bureau (, Bee Heaven Farm ( and at farm stands in Homestead. These recipes, used with permission, use seasonal, local ingredients.

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