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Farm to Shelf: Publix is ripe with locally-grown citrus this month

Pick up some oranges, tangerines, or pomelos during peak citrus season this January and February.

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Enjoy the fruits of our state at your local Publix.

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Is there a more iconic Florida produce than citrus fruit?

Florida’s most famous fruits line the shelves at Florida’s best-known grocer, Publix, ensuring Lakelanders have easy access to local growers’ produce. Those local growers include the likes of:

Heller Bros

This third- and fourth-generation Florida citrus family has been working with Publix since the 1940s — and is one of the few operations in the US that handles the entire seed-to-packing process for both commercial and retail markets.

Noble Citrus

This family of fourth-generation growers operates 4,440 acres in Winter Haven and is known for sustainable horticulture practices and growing craft-cultivated pomelos, tangerines + more.

Peak citrus season is here, with the height of harvest happening in January and February. So get ready to enjoy the fruits of these locals’ labor with these three recipe ideas:

Snag local FL citrus at Publix

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