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.
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