Fresh From Florida
Fresh From Florida is a statewide campaign to help promote Florida agricultural and aquaculture products. Florida is a giant powerhouse in this country when it comes to seafood and produce. Long gone are the days of just citrus groves and cattle farms. Florida provides most of the eastern seaboard with produce and seafood items throughout most of the year. At Guanabanas, we developed a unique purchasing program that takes advantage of the locally produced vegetables and fruits wherever available, and supports local fishermen, crabbers, clammers and commercial divers. The growth of the business required us to expand our vision to not just within Palm Beach County or even just the east coast of Florida, but we needed to expand our reach to all of Florida. We work directly with some of the top businesses in the state when it comes to shrimp, fish, crab, lobster and produce. In order to purchase fish directly from Florida fishermen, the state and federal government requires us to follow certain guidelines in order to help manage and maintain the abundance of sea life in our fisheries. It can be said that regulation is ruining the fishing industry for the “little guy” due to substantial increase costs, but we use our purchasing power to offer top pricing for local fishermen to help keep them in business and follow all the guidelines laid out by the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Commission and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the sustainability of our oceans.
This fact remains true: Any fish caught right out of the ocean from Florida tastes better than fish caught in another country and shipped here. Our motto is: “If you can’t catch it here, we don’t serve it here.” Support your Florida farms and fishermen!