Keeping it Local

Sweet Melissa’s is doing it’s part “Keeping it Local” by using suppliers on and close to Sanibel Island.

Handmade mill goods from organic heirloom grains.

Seedsmen of the 19th century bred for flavor—not for transport, not for visual appeal, not for shelf life, not even for disease resistance. Agriculturists of the period sought to impose the maximal beneficial effect of terroir on their ingredients. By doing these things as well, Anson Mills will continue to reintroduce the diverse and flavorful foodways of the Carolina Rice Kitchen.

Blue Star Seafood was founded by Brian Schwemmer in Aug. of 1992. We started this company with the vision to sell only the finest quality seafood. In 2002, we incorporated a new division of Fresh Local Fish and since then, Blue Star Seafood has made a name to provide only the highest grade of fish.

Captain Jerry’s Seafood a division of Oakes Farms, is a wholesale distributor specializing in fresh seafood products from the Gulf and around the world.

We have been servicing Southwest Florida with the finest seafood available since the mid 1970’s and are extremely proud to be the choice of many of the areas finest chefs, distributors and retail markets.

Our staff has well over 75 years of experience in the local seafood industry, ranging from product procurement and commercial fishing, to retail sales and restaurant management.

We are located in Fort Myers and serve Southwest Florida (Lee, Collier, Charlotte counties) with the finest products available. We are your local connection to the Fresh From Florida program, and buy from local growers when in season.

Oakes Farms is a direct link between the farmer and the chef. We achieve this with our Food Service and Distribution division, which prepares and delivers fresh and tasteful food products to thousands of families through its partners every day. Oakes Farms provides the tools entrepreneurs in the food service industry need to stay a step ahead of the competition. Our wholesale client base benefits from the Seed to Table.

Our 100% grass-fed Longhorn cows, pastured Red Wattle pigs, and pastured Dominique, Australorp and Silver Laced Wyandotte chickens are heritage breeds. All are slow-growing and celebrated for the flavor of their meat and eggs. We raise them organically, holistically, sustainably, humanely, and as close to nature as possible.