Farmer Margie Pikarsky’s Spice Route Yields Florida Citrus This Week

Hedy Goldsmith's sweet citrus special today.

Thanks to enterprising local farmers like Bee Heaven’s Margie Pikarsky, who also acts as forager and distributor, we can access beautiful product from farms so small that they might otherwise escape our radar.

Margie has carved out a central Florida spice route of sorts, sending her truck up to Punta Gorda once a week to tap the sporadic yet luscious bounty of producers like Virgina of Broken J Ranch.  You won’t find her on Google, but thanks to a partnership with Eva and Chris Worden of Worden Farm, her no-input (spray) ruby grapefruits, tangelos, navel oranges, and ponkans are picked for both CSA and restaurant use.
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