Marando Farms Grows Porny Produce

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Chelsea and Fred Marando opened Marando Farms two years ago with the intention of serving as a Fort Lauderdale hub of locally grown, organic produce. I'm smitten with the charm of the place, from the potted gardens to the chicken coop to the boiled peanuts to the visual feast of in-season fruits and vegetables. Inside the general store, the Marandos sell locally roasted coffee from Oceana, preserves, and spices. Don't miss the beautiful pumpernickels, marbled rye, nutty breads, and olive rosemary loaves by the register.

When I'm stricken with the need to cook, I tend to plan around what's in season, which is why I like the idea of Marando Farms' CSA. All fruits and vegetables are provided by local farmers within a 160-mile radius and include items grown on-site. We're in week two of a 20-week season, which costs $500 for a half share ($25 a week) and $900 for a full share ($45 a week). After the jump, a peek at this week's stash as well as some porny vegetables that may inspire you to swing over this afternoon. 

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