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Good produce selection in Indian Rocks Beach?

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DUH CAR Dec 3, 2012 05:48 AM

Have liked Guppy's and Salt Rock so far, but we can't eat out all the time.

We shopped at Publix but found the produce section a little lacking. Is there any other store nearby that has good produce?

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  1. scubadoo97 RE: DUH CAR Dec 3, 2012 06:09 AM

    Too early for the green markets to open in Largo and other adjacent towns but there are produce stands that are around, just not on the beach.

    I would say Publix has the best produce of the basic supermarket chains but that's not saying much.

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      DUH CAR RE: scubadoo97 Dec 3, 2012 06:29 AM

      "I would say Publix has the best produce of the basic supermarket chains but that's not saying much."

      Sigh.

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        cflynn RE: DUH CAR Dec 3, 2012 08:29 AM

        Try Graham's Produce on 54th Ave North - it's probably 20 minutes away from IRB and definitely worth the trip

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      juli5122 RE: DUH CAR Dec 3, 2012 09:00 AM

      Head south on Gulf Blvd. to the Park Blvd, bridge, go over the ridge and within the next mile or so is a fairly large produce stand on the right. Haven't been in a while but they used to have a nice selection and it is close. Enjoy your stay :)

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        DUH CAR RE: DUH CAR Dec 3, 2012 09:17 AM

        Thanks everyone.

        Just had a pre-lunch Lighthouse donut. Boy, are they ever good!!

        And dining at Villa Gallace tonight......

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          floridaeater RE: DUH CAR Dec 3, 2012 11:48 AM

          There is a farmer's market on Beach Blvd in Gulfport on Tuesdays with a few produce vendors, one I know is a local grower. Also a good bread and cheese vendor are usually there. Closer to IRB on Sundays there are two markets; one on Corey Ave and one at the park across the street. I read there was a split so now they have two on the same day. Saturday market in downtown St Pete is the largest market in the area. The Fresh Market has a better selection of produce and higher quality meats than Publix. Also check out Mazzaro's a large Italian market. The produce selection is not huge, but great selection of meats, cheeses, and wine.

          Fresh Market
          2900 4th Street North
          St. Petersburg, FL 33704
          (727) 822-4913

          Mazzaro's
          2909 22nd Avenue North
          St. Petersburg, FL 33713
          (727) 321-2400

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