Christmas is only days away, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has collaborated with “international culinary ambassador” Justin Timineri to develop five Florida-themed Christmas recipes.
Every year, Putnam’s office offers a list of “Fresh From Florida” recipes for families planning meals and celebrations, each of which can be easily incorporated into holiday traditions. The entrées and side dishes feature products grown and harvested in the Sunshine State, with ingredients that have the “Fresh From Florida” label at local grocery stores.
In addition to an award-winning chef and Florida native, Timineri is also executive chef at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. His role is to create recipes using the state’s freshest ingredients, promoting Florida agriculture worldwide and show how to prepare healthy and nutritious meals on the FDACS website.
“For a real Florida Christmas, add a few quick and easy recipes that incorporate ‘Fresh From Florida’ products in your meals,” Putnam said in a statement. “This time of year, you can enjoy a host of fresh, healthy products grown and harvested right here in Florida, just look for the ‘Fresh From Florida’ label when shopping.”
Here are this year’s top five Florida Christmas recipes:
To learn which Florida crops are in season, browse for recipes or find out more about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit FreshFromFlorida.com.