Divine Dining Straight from the Farm to Your Table

If enjoying a meal made with fresh local produce is of interest, but prepping and cooking is not, then stop by one of the many restaurants in St. Johns County that offer dishes created with locally sourced ingredients. These restaurants have menus that change as the seasons and produce change. Here is a small selection of the multiple restaurants that offer such a dining option. 
 
The Floridian, 72 Spanish St., in downtown St. Augustine serves up deep Southern fare from seasonal and sustainable ingredients.
 
Crave, 134 Riberia St., is a food truck that provides a view for its visitors of the San Sebastian River and creates salads, wraps, smoothies and bowls from seasonal fare.
 
Preserved Restaurant, 102 Bridge St., and Smoked. Southern BBQ, 11 Magnolia Ave., are both owned by the same chef and embrace the farm-to-table concept of serving guests. 
 
Rype & Readi Golf Bistro, 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., serves up food that is prepared from produce from Rype & Readi’s market and farm and other local farms. Also, cooking classes are offered here.
 
Swillerbees Craft Donuts and Coffee Bar, 8 Granada St., collaborates with The Honey Truck Company to whip up a doughnut that is topped with honey lavender toasted almonds, goat cheese frosting and a honey drizzle. The honey is harvested from the St. Augustine hives tended by The Honey Truck Company. While the doughnut menu changes monthly, visitors are sure to find options that incorporate local ingredients.
 
Terra & Acqua, 134 Seagrove Main St., incorporates fresh locally-farmed ingredients in its modern northern Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s menu is inspired by the Atlantic Ocean (Acqua) and the fresh fruits and vegetables from the earth (Terra). Both seafood and meats including wild game are favorite dinner items.
 
The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, 48 Charlotte St. and 70 St. George St., make all natural pops with one-of-a-kind blends from everything under the sun. Their unusual flavors change with the season to use the freshest produce available. 
 
Growers Alliance Café, 322 Anastasia Blvd., has created a following for its organic, fair trade coffees sourced from four different countries which are known to produce some of the best coffees in the world. All their coffee is roasted in small batches on site.