The fruits and vegetables and seafood are right outside your door in Florida. (Spark)

    Farm to Table Dining in Florida

    At its heart, farm-to-table cooking means taking the best ingredient you can pull out of the ground and then celebrating that ingredient by preparing it in a way that highlights all of its flavor. 

    In recent years, more foodies, chefs, families and farmers want to know where and how their food is grown, and the Sunshine State is at the forefront of this movement, offering a host of restaurants and farms all around the state.

    Check out these articles to discover where you can enjoy fabulous, fresh Florida cuisine:

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    Chef Niven Patel displays a couple of freshly picked carrots at his Homestead, Florida farm. Patel is the chef de cuisine at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami's Design District.

    - Patrick Farrell for VISIT FLORIDA

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    Black-eyed pea soup with bacon and lemon thyme croutons made by chef Niven Patel at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink where Patel is the chef de cuisine.

    - Patrick Farrell for VISIT FLORIDA

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