Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Southern Harvest Succotash

Adam Putnam announces top 5 “Fresh from Florida” Christmas recipes

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

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:

Florida Tomato Cornbread

Florida tomato cornbread

Char-Grilled Florida Vegetables with Feta

Char-Grilled Florida Vegetables with Feta

Southern Harvest Succotash
Southern Harvest Succotash

Snap Bean and Tomato Sauté
Snap Bean and Tomato Sauté

Florida Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Florida Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salsa

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.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

Latest from Apolitical

Go to Top