Chef Spotlight Featuring Ülfet Özyabasligil Ralph & Natanja de Beer from the Lodge At Little St. Simons Island

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  Executive Chef Ülfet Özyabasligil Ralph And Executive Sous Chef Natanja de Beer from Little St. Simons Island reveal a little about what inspires them, what’s in their walk-in, and where they see dining trends going, in this special two-for-one Chef Spotlight.     Little St. Simons Island is an island located just off the […]

Announcing Fresh Services

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We’re so excited to introduce you to our latest product, Fresh Services!   Fresh Services is the freshest produce available, with no added preservatives, cut to your specifications.   This offering has so many benefits for your business! It’s economical – reducing labor costs, eliminating the need to deal with refuse, and less waste.  It […]

Chef Spotlight Featuring Sarah Maier from America’s Second Harvest

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We love highlighting chefs with a purpose and Sarah Maier, with America’s Second Harvest in Savannah, Georgia, certainly fits the profile.   America’s Second Harvest offers a variety of programs:   Brown Bag for the Elderly Since 1984 seniors that meet the requirements are offered a grocery bag filled with nutritionally balanced staples – especially towards month-end […]

Top 25 Local, Spring Season Produce Items And Fresh Ways To Use It!

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Definition of locavore according to one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.   Locavores are one of the fastest growing populations in the US. Since 2004, according to Google Trends, the search for farmers markets alone has increased between 160 and 200% in just the Jacksonville area.  People want local and The Garden is so […]

Shawn Stalcup Chef Spotlight

Chef Spotlight Featuring Shawn Stalcup And His Recipe for Pan Seared Grouper

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  We’ve got a special Chef Spotlight for you featuring our very own in-house chef – Shawn Stalcup. He’s a classically trained chef from Johnson and Wales University in Norfolk VA and we’re blessed to have him as a salesperson in The Garden Produce family!   Shawn offers a unique perspective to his customers – […]

Chef Spotlight Picassos

Chef Spotlight Featuring Chris Evans, Owner and Head Chef at Picasso’s

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We recently caught up with Chris Evans Chef/Owner of Picasso’s, one of the hidden gems here in our city. Though unassuming in typical strip mall fashion, Picasso’s serves up some of the most mouthwatering meals you’ll sink your teeth into.   From gourmet St. Louis style pizza, to a chef-inspired Ramen Noodle Bowl, Picasso’s is one of […]

Berry Good Farms – North Florida School For Special Education

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Tucked away near the Southside area of Jacksonville is a hidden gem called Berry Good Farms – North Florida School For Special Education.   It’s here that the school’s “Transition Students”, ages 18-22 and post graduates, ages 22 and up, participate in growing fruits, veggies and fresh herbs through permaculture, aquaculture, tower gardens and raised […]