2.2 min readPublished On: May 1, 2024

Couple in Inverness Brings Healthy Fresh Local Produce to Your Door

Taste Buds Fresh Market Delivery is expanding access to Florida fresh produce by adding pop-up locations. Whether Taste Buds comes to you, or you go to them, you’re going to get healthy, locally sourced food to put on your table.

Husband and wife team Katie and Trace Davis have combined their passions for food to develop their ever-expanding fresh produce business.

Katie started to honor her passion for fresh food by sourcing at local farms and selling to consumers. “Eating produce when it’s fresh and knowing where it came from…there’s nothing better than that,” Katie gushes.

Katie and Trace travel around to find fresh produce grown in Florida soil. They bring a big truck to the produce market in Plant City several times a week, but they also visit small farmers markets and buy from individual farms.

“I’m not a farmer myself, but I’ve grown to absolutely adore farmers,” Katie explains. “I’m fascinated by the passion and grit they demonstrate to go out there and produce the goods to feed their family, their community.”

Farm Fresh Delivery

One day Katie got a call from a cancer survivor who wanted to get fresh produce delivered so she wouldn’t have to leave her house. That customer was so impressed with the service, she ordered boxes of produce for all her neighbors the following week.

Now, Taste Buds delivers on Fridays to Lake, Citrus and Sumter counties and on Saturdays to Marion and Hernando counties. Orders placed before midnight on Wednesday will be delivered the following Friday or Saturday.

“We did 50 deliveries in one day a few weeks ago. That’s when we decided that 25 is our daily limit.” If the volume of orders continues to increase, they plan to add more delivery days.

Expanded Access

This year, Taste Buds is expanding its reach by setting up at local markets four days a week. Tuesdays they’ll be at Holiday RV Village in Leesburg, Wednesday evenings at the Market at the Depot in Inverness, Thursdays at Pennbrooke Fairways in Leesburg and Saturday mornings at the Downtown Leesburg Farmers Market.

The next expansion plan will play directly to Trace’s passion for making delicious meals with farm-fresh ingredients. Trace’s Taste will begin as a new segment on Facebook offering recipes to compliment the local produce available each week from Taste Buds. “Trace is amazing with food, and this will be such an exciting new direction for us,” Katie explains.

To learn more about Taste Buds Farm Market and Delivery, or to place an order, click here.



About the Author: Christine Andola

Christine Andola
With a bachelor’s degree in communication from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz, in 1990 Christine embarked on a blind journey to building a career. She moved through teaching in the inner city public schools, reporting for a weekly newspaper, writing user manuals and technical documentation at a software company, lobbying and public relations at the state level for national associations and marketing for professional services firms. Christine’s writing portfolio includes everything from newspapers to grant proposals. She has developed web content, written blogs, ghost-written professional journal articles and drafted ad copy. From technical writing to lifestyle feature pieces, Christine lives by the value of words. She enjoys learning about the people around her and sharing information in a way that resonates with readers.

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