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September 2017

In the News & Cool Links

Eating and Buying Local ~ Hidden Gem at UF

We Are What We Eat

Northeast FL Local Farmers Markets

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Events and Recipes

September Salad Class with a Twist of Fall

While we say goodbye to August and long for the change of seasons, the temperatures are yet high and salads are indeed good for us, all year long.

Let's play around with some fall flavors and add pizazz to our salad endeavors...

Why would we go to such lengths, spending more on fresh, organic food and then cover them with substandard dressing?

Learn how to make, dress and FALL in LOVE with three different delicious and healthy salads to serve as a meal, to wow dinner guests or spruce up your greens.

Sign up for this engaging class, which will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8:30pm at Saporito.

Register through Santa Fe College by calling 352-395-5193 or by clicking here, and selecting 'Take a Class' and ‘Culinary’. Limited space.

Bacon Cheddar Sweet Potato Skins


  • 3 sweet, red or russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 2 tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (we used fresh cilantro)
  • sour cream or plain yogurt, for serving


Preheat oven to 400°. Slice potatoes into 1/2" coins.
In a large bowl, toss the potato rounds in EVOO. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic powder, and toss until evenly coated. Place in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

Top each potato round with cheese and bacon. Broil until melted, about 2 minutes.

Dollop sour cream or yogurt onto each potato and garnish with green onions or cilantro. Watch them disappear!

Spiced Pecans

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Did You Know?

Community Supported Agriculture, commonly referred to as CSA, allows residents to have direct access to fresh, high quality, (some organic) produce grown locally by regional farmers. There are several of these in our community (Swallowtail Farm, The Family Garden, Frog Song Organics, etc.)

When you become a member of a CSA, you're purchasing a seasonal “share” from a farmer in your region, as well as supporting local business. You may get to know area farmers and their practices by visiting farmers markets in our community, asking questions and buying produce from them. In north-central Florida, many farmers allow their fields to rest in summer, replenishing the soil in preparation for fall, winter and spring harvests.

There are several advantages to participation in a CSA:

  1. Local farmers receive support and are better able to budget and plan for their work and harvest.
  2. Seasonal food tastes amazing, has farm-fresh flavor, is nutritious and vitamin-packed.
  3. Exposure to new vegetables, tastes and dishes can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
  4. Locals are supporting locals, pouring back into the community in which we live.


ALSO, we are very excited to partner again with Eat the 80 at Saporito. This past March, the sold-out, happy crowd enjoyed wholesome culinary insights and tastings with Chef Miles Burnett, Taste of Gainesville's Iron Chef Competitor 2017. We will keep you posted on this upcoming October event since seating is limited and tickets may go quickly. We are thankful to collaborate with Eat the 80, a top-notch, local company helping many folks live healthier lives.

Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice has been working with PHOS Creative (formerly West Designs) for a totally new website. The whole kit and caboodle is being revamped, making the online experience easy to navigate and chock full of useful content, recipes, e-commerce and more. Stay tuned for launch details.

We are grateful for the support and encouragement from so many customers. It is a privilege for our family to work together, to provide the finest olive oil and balsamics to the Greater Gainesville area and to meet so many wonderful folks in our community. We appreciate you and thank you for shopping with us at Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice! ❤

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