Here in Florida, fall is the perfect time to indulge in fresh flavors with friends and family. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do exactly that—including barbecue favorites made even better with fresh, local ingredients! Just dig in as we share a few of our top tips.
Grow a backyard herb garden
For foodies who want to take their culinary experience to the next level, growing your own ingredients can be a great step! While you can grow a wide variety of delicious, colorful produce in your backyard, an herb garden is especially worth considering since you won’t need too much space to get started. There’s just nothing like the addition of fresh basil to a homemade pizza or pasta dish—not only is it incredibly aromatic, but it’s a fun flourish your family and friends are sure to appreciate. (Even though starting your own herb garden is easy to do, that won’t stop your dinner guests from seeing it as a luxurious, elegant addition to your prep routine!)
The best part about starting your herb garden this fall? Here in the Sunshine State, the weather is better than ever, so you’ll enjoy the process of potting your herbs and picking them at dinnertime without working up a sweat.
Dig in at Colt’s Pig Stand
If you’re craving something fresh this fall, swing by Colt’s Pig Stand! We strive to use ingredients sourced fresh from local vendors in order to achieve the best possible dish—and to help the community, too. We know that tender, juicy ribs, pulled pork and other barbecue go-tos deserve to have their flavors shine. This is why we only pair them with the highest quality ingredients and sides, so that every bite feels fresh and truly one-of-a-kind—the kind of fine Southern flavor you could only find in our little slice of the Sunshine State!
Visit a local farmers market
Another great way to eat fresh this fall is to browse the produce selection at local farmers markets. Fortunately, throughout Volusia County and Central Florida as a whole, there are so many such markets to enjoy! These al fresco attractions are easy to explore at this time of year, when the weather is a bit cooler and brighter and you can enjoy shopping under the sun with friends and family. Throw on a hat and pick out fresh fruits and veggies from local farms, perfect for using in your dinner or barbecue at home—then, stick around for fresh baked goodies, artisanal gifts and other fun finds. A few great markets to visit include…
Fresh flavors are all around! Enjoy them with quality company for the ultimate season ahead. We here at Colt’s Pig Stand can’t wait to be part of the fun.