Can you believe that it’s already 2016? That makes it a perfect time to drink a Bloody Mary (as Jan. 1 is National Bloody Mary Day), reflect on the past year and to put an action plan together to make 2016 ridiculously amazing.

While we’ve already had that Bloody Mary (and yes, it was darn delicious), our team meeting and have a roadmap for this year set up, we take this time now to look back at Florida Food & Farm and where we’ve come since our very first issue.

Let’s relive the memories together.

Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud at Swank Farms in Loxahatchee Photo by Bruce Bennett.


Chef Daniel Boulud looks over beans grown by Darryl Swank at Swank Specialty Produce in Loxahatchee. He prepared the beans in a chef’s luncheon on the farm. (Fall 2014)

Florida Organic Acqualculture

Clifford Morris from Florida Organic Acquaculture.

South African native Clifford Morris is sustainably raising shrimp at Florida Organic Aquaculture he runs in Fellsmere. (Fall 2014)

Reobert is Here

Robert Moehling of Robert is Here.

A state treasure, Robert Moehling runs the popular Robert is Here produce market in Florida City. (Spring 2015)

Bee Healthy Honey Farms

Bee Healthy Honey Farms in Delray Beach. Photo by Bruce Bennett

Beekeepers around the state are fighting a number of battles to keep bees and, in the process, help food production. (Spring 2015)

Mahi Mahi

Photo of Mahi Mahi by Michael Landress

Mahi-mahi is among the more prolific fish found off Florida’s coasts; it appears on most Florida menus. (Summer 2015)

mangoes

A gradient of mangos from Tropical Acres Farms in West Palm Beach. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)

Dozens of varieties of heirloom mangoes are grown in South Florida backyards and in commercial groves. (Summer 2015)

Tequesta Brewery

Tequesta Brewery

Tequesta Brewing Co.’s  Chancellor Ale is a top seller wherever it’s sold.

Crazy Hart Turkeys

Crazy Hart Turkeys by LibbyVision

Linda Hart from Crazy Hart Ranch raises heirloom turkeys in Fellsmere, and sells them to Thanksgiving cooks as well as chefs. (Fall 2015)

squash pie

Squash Pie. Photo by Ray Graham.

 

Fall pies filled our fall issue including a recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Smoked Gouda Pie from The Good Pie Company.  (Fall 2015)

You asked and we answered.

When we launched Florida Food & Farm in October 2014, we covered 15 counties (mostly in southeast Florida). With our Winter issue, we’ve expanded our reach to include 31 counties, covering the areas from north central Florida down to the Keys and by this summer, our goal is to cover and feature statewide listings.

Thank you for your support in 2015. We look forward to growing with you in the upcoming year!