There are many great reasons to buy Sanibel Island real estate. One we’re particularly fond of: the food. Sanibel Dining from local produce and fresh caught fish to farm to table dining, Sanibel Realtors® and residents know our island is as delicious as it is beautiful.
Sweet Melissa’s Cafe, committed to “keeping it local,” sources produce, seafood, and grains from suppliers on and near the island. Il Cielo features “sustainably caught local fish, [grass-fed] beef, lamb and free-range chicken” and brings in fresh, Florida grown and organic produce daily.
If you like to cook yourself as well, there are great places to buy local. The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market on Tarpon Bay Rd. offers fresh caught seafood, there are produce stands like Pair-A-Dice Produce stand on McGregor Blvd., and you can find both at the Sanibel Farmer’s Market on Sundays.
What makes SWFL seafood and produce so great?
Besides seafood being so fresh, because there’s nothing better than eating fish caught earlier that day, there’s a variety of options: Grouper, Mahi-Mahi, Gulf Shrimp, Yellowfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Scallops, and others.
And the SWFL climate happens to be ideal for farming, and not just for oranges! Local non-profit, ECHO, educates communities around the world how to farm sustainably and chose SWFL for it’s tropical climate that allows them to emulate conditions in other parts of the world. Other sustainable farms in the area, like Waymore Farms, are suppliers for local restaurants.
Just another reason to love Southwest Florida. If you’re interested in Sanibel real estate–whether you’re buying, selling, or just looking–contact one of our knowledgable Sanibel realtors, search our MLS for available properties, or get in touch with our office at 239-472-2411 for general inquiries. We’re also more than happy to help you find the Sanibel realtor that’s the right fit for you.
This article is provided by John R Wood Properties, a full service Sanibel Island real estate agency made of people who love where they live as much as what they do. With local knowledge and decades of combined experience, our Sanibel and Captiva Island realtors are passionate and dedicated to exceeding your real estate needs.
About the author: Nina Rogers is a writer, designer, and illustrator who grew up on Sanibel Island. As a Communications Content Manager for John R Wood Properties, Nina enjoys keeping people updated with the latest in local news and Sanibel real estate.