Based on this map, most of the fruits we eat are not grown in Florida. We are importing a lot of fruits from around the United States and from other countries. Because fruits are very seasonal and only grow under certain conditions at certain times of the year, it makes sense that we are importing them from other places if they are currently out of season in Florida. There are so many local farms in Florida, especially up in Homestead, so it seem silly to be purchasing fruits that are coming from so far away. I will definitely be making more conscious effort to buy fruits that are locally grown only. Not only does it seem ridiculous to buy fruits that are coming all the way from other countries, but the shipping methods contribute to climate change and global warming, which is something I do not want to contribute to.
Group Members: Rachel Tammone, Katrina Stegmann, Alia Giolitti, Danny Miranda, Lorena Claure