Food Gifts From Florida?
We have friends who work for Stumptown Roasters in Portland, OR who are being so kind to send us beans in exchange for other gifts so we don't have to risk drinking subpar coffee. We'd love to send them food gifts that are exclusive to or familiar with Florida that can ship easily and that aren't, well, too gimmicky. These people are very familiar with fine foods, but they aren't snobs, i.e. they love grits etc etc etc; they love "good" food period.
We live in St. Pete, but can shop anywhere in Florida if they do online sales.
Any ideas? Please list links to places who ship food also, thanks!!!!
Florida Groves and Winery is located at 1500 Pasadena Ave So. in South Pasadena. (St. Pete) It produces a lot of unusual fruit wines and also carries several Florida related products.Their web site below highlights only the wines. But if you stop by you will see many other things. (as well as free wine tasting)
Let me "third" the vote for Florida Groves. We sent some of our faves to out-of-state friends this past Christmas and keep a stash in the wine fridge. In addition to the Cat Five sangria, I really like the passion fruit wine. For something really different, try the orange/coffee wine; a really different dessert wine. Oh, and the grapefruit champaign is a refreshing twist on the original. A visit to the store to enjoy their wine tasting bar is a great experience too, as Ken and Joan both mention.
Soups from Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales are always good. They used to sell them in Publix
Last year for Christmas, my mom sent some stuff from Kermit's Key West Key Lime shop.
Also, if you're sending stuff in January, there are a few places that send these really good tangelos called Honeybells.