Buy, Cook, & Eat Local Food

Buying food from local farmers is making a comeback! It is a great thing to discover local food that’s grown or raised right where you live.

Bedner’s is a large local farm that has two growing seasons during the year. They offer produce year round, so not all produce is local 100% of the time, but this time of year there are several local produce picks available.

Pictured below is an abundance of fresh and local veggies. The strawberries, spinach, and cucumber are grown on Bedner’s Farm. They are located on Lee Road just off SR-441 in Boynton Beach. Currently, U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes are available. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sundays 10am – 5pm.

Prices are quite reasonable as well, that is worth the trip alone! This entire shopping trip of 3 loaded bags of veggies was under $24. Everything ultra fresh and great tasting!

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After a successful shopping trip it was time to cook. The meat came from another local farm called, Terra Verde Farms of Florida. They sell local grass-fed beef, pastured pork, lamb, and free range chicken and eggs. They offer a sustainable meat program that costs $50 annually which gets you great prices on local meats from animals raised in Okeechobee, Florida. All meats are hormone and antibiotic free. Check their Facebook Fan page daily for member discounts, special events, and tasty recipes. They also have a fruit and vegetable membership available November thru June.

Below I cooked up this locally inspired meal in a few minutes!

Mediterranean Style Local-Grass Fed Beef and Spinach Sauté

Heat skillet to medium heat and add 1 pound of Terra Verde grass-fed ground beef.

Add chopped onion to beef and continue stirring and breaking apart meat with back of spoon. Sauté about 10 minutes.

When beef is done and onion softened, add locally grown Bedner’s Farm spinach.

Season to taste with allspice, nutmeg, sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper for a Mediterranean style dish.

Serve immediately and enjoy!!

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For more information on locally grown and raised food, check out:

Bedner’s Farm

10066 Lee Road

Boynton Beach, FL 33473

561.733.5490

Terra Verde Farms of Florida

Pickup Location:

407 Commerce Way

Unit 9A

Jupiter, FL 33458

561.401.9123

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