If you love kumquats, the 24th annual Kumquat Festival in downtown Dade City, was like a little slice of heaven.
Festival-goers could taste kumquat ice cream or kumquat pie.
They could pick up bags of the tiny, orange citrus fruit, sometimes called the “little gold gem of the citrus family.”
Festival-goers could stock up on kumquat marmalade, kumquat jelly, kumquat chutney, kumquat pepper jelly, kumquat marinade or kumquat vinaigrette.
They could get kumquat preserves.
They could buy kumquat barbecue sauce — sweet or spicy, or kumquat salsa, regular or hot.
And, who can forget the kumquat wine?
But, even those who aren’t particularly enamored with kumquats — there were plenty of other ways to enjoy the festival.
There was a quilt show, a car show, lots of vendor booths and a chance to be out and about — during an event that was delayed and scaled-back this year, to reduce potential risks from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published April 07, 2021
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