Mango Mania!

Did you know there are over 290 varieties of mango?

Although not native to the state, Florida is the largest producer in the U.S. of this tropical fruit.  Mango season runs May through October in the Sunshine State.

Gone for the summer?  Visit www.tropicalacressfarms.com to have mangoes shipped to you!

RECIPE:  MANGO LASSI
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup ripe mango
½ cup milk or orange juice
1-2 tablespoons of honey

Combine ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth.
Serves 2.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea turtle nesting season runs May through October here in southwest Florida.

There are several types of sea turtles that nest in southern Florida, but loggerheads are the most common. Mature females will come ashore at night to lay clutches of up to 100 eggs every 10 days.

About 55-60 days later, babies emerge and find their way back to the sea.

If you are on the beach and see a marked nest… DO NOT DISTURB!

Craft Beer in Southwest Florida

Nothing pairs better with summertime than a nice cold beer.  And there is plenty on tap in Southwest Florida!

The Naples area has several great craft breweries.  Get your local brew on at these watering holes:
Naples Beach Brewery
RipTide Brewing
Momentum Brewhouse

VisitFlorida.com put together a southwest Florda beer crawl.  You can start in Naples and drink your way north to Sarasota.   Or you can create your own crawl using the Southwest Florida Brew Trail Map!