Epcot’s Fresh from Florida Weekend 2010 – Kumquat Growers
Fanchone and Greg Gude are dynamic people who love promoting kumquats and love the Fresh from Florida message. Their colorful display is a huge hit, and people are fascinated by the look of the little kumquats. In addition to growing and selling kumquats, the Gude family makes a line of marinades, jellies/jams, dressings, salsas and sauces, as well as kumquat puree. The puree is the base for the very popular kumquat pie.
Because of the January freeze, the Kumquat Growers lost their crop, but they expect to be back up and harvesting beginning in November. The gift shop will also reopen in November, so if you get a chance, stop by and visit (and sample the yummy kumquats!) Maybe you can buy or make some puree to make this treat: