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How to Prepare a Breakfast Feast With Local Ingredients

Craving a big home-cooked breakfast? Here's how to stock up on local ingredients to make your morning meal sing.

By Allison Forsyth September 23, 2020

Grove Ladder Farm

(941) 928-5891,

This Arcadia farm sells fresh eggs in all varieties and quantities. Purchase a dozen or two eggs online, then grab your items at scheduled pickup times and places. All eggs are pasteurized and free of genetically modified organisms. Pickup locations include Indigenous, the New Balance store on Stickney Point Road, The Market at Lakewood Ranch and Whole Foods Market on University Parkway. The farm also produces its own almond milk, including original or chocolate and honey flavors.

Sutter's Quality Foods

(941) 371-2596,

This Sarasota company offers local dairy items, orange juice, eggs and cheeses. Free home delivery is offered, and orders placed by noon will be delivered the same day. Orders placed after noon are delivered the following business day, Monday through Friday. You can also order wholesale for your restaurant or business, or find some of the company's products at Detwiler's Farm Market.

Tatum Ridge Farms.

Tatum Ridge Farms

(941) 296-5498, (941) 780-5641,

This Sarasota farm makes quality cuts of bacon from their Hereford hogs, a breed of pig that produces red meat similar to beef. Their bacon and eggs are sold at the Sarasota Farmers Market in season, but the farm is currently selling its products online. Hogs are raised 100 percent organic and with no GMOs. Their hens produce free-range, quality eggs. You can order for pickup or delivery on their website. Pickup begins at 7 a.m. on Saturdays.

Geier's Sausage Kitchen

7447 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (888) 743-4377,

This local butcher shop sells fresh cuts of bacon, plus Canadian bacon, house-made sausages, specialty hams and even homemade European baked goods. Order items online and then pick them up in the store or have them shipped to you.

Cows at Dakin Dairy Farms.

Image: Gigi Ortwein

Dakin Dairy Farms Milks at Detwiler’s Farm Market

Multiple locations,

Dakin Dairy in Myakka City produces fresh, organic milk from grass-fed cows. Dakin’s buttermilk and other dairy products are sold at Detwiler’s Farm Market. The buttermilk is perfect for making buttermilk pancakes, biscuits or other delicious breakfast treats.

Mixon Fruit Farms

2525 27th St. E., Bradenton, (941) 748-5829,
Enjoy delicious, fresh orange and citrus juices from Mixon Fruit Farms in Bradenton. Juices can be shipped right to your door. Order your items online and then choose a delivery date and time. The juice will be the perfect side sipper with your breakfast meal.

Loaves from Camelot Breads.

Camelot Breads

(407) 922-9881
Choose from delicious loaves of artisan breads at this baker’s Sarasota Farmers Market booth. Each loaf of bread is made with organic whole grains and other premium ingredients. The sourdough or wheat loaves would be perfect for a slice of homemade French toast, or as an accompaniment to bacon and eggs.

Buna Roaster

(941) 216-5680
If you need a bold coffee to go with your breakfast, look no further than local artisan coffee roaster Buna Roaster. These Ethiopian blends, named after farms where the beans are grown, are roasted and packaged in Sarasota. Choose from light, medium or dark roasted beans, place your order online and have them delivered. Orders over $40 receive free shipping, and if you subscribe to Buna Roaster's email list, you can receive 10 percent off your purchase.

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