For 57 years, Robert Is Here has sold produce on the side of the road leading to Everglades National Park.
Now, Robert Is Here, which has expanded its offerings to include rare and exotic tropical fruits and fresh-fruit milkshakes, is being recognized for its contributions.
On Friday (Nov. 11) at 11 a.m., Robert Is Here will officially be named to the National Culinary Heritage Register. The ceremony will take place on-site at 19200 SW 344th St., Homestead.
Heather Moehling, director of public relations and marketing for Robert Is Here, said, “Our goal has been to provide an educating experience of South Florida’s finest rare and exotic tropical fruits, and it is only with our loyal customers that that mission has been a continued success.”
Robert is Here named to the National Culinary Heritage Register
The National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) created the National Culinary Heritage Register — “a list of culinary products, processes, inventions, traditions and establishments that are at least 50 years old and that have contributed significantly to the development of American foodways” — an email to Florida Food & Farm explained.
The register is “designed to explore and preserve the complex history of food and beverage in America,” the email added.
NatFAB believes that food and beverage practices have played, and still do, a significant role in America’s cultural identity, and offer important insights into our country’s past and present environment, economy and social structures. The National Food & Beverage Foundation documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming and various media.
For more information about the National Culinary Heritage Register and/or to apply, visit http://natfab.org/national-culinary-heritage-register. For information about NatFAB, visit natfab.org.