Havana Florida

Town of Havana welcome sign

Nestled in the heart of the Sunshine State, Havana, Florida, is a charming and historic town that invites exploration into its rich culture and history. With its historic downtown area, Havana emanates a timeless elegance that transports visitors to a bygone era. Our journey through this town has been a captivating exploration of its narrative, tracing its evolution from a bustling railroad hub to the welcoming haven it is today.

The town’s historic downtown serves as a living testament to its vibrant past. We have found immense joy in delving into the stories that unfold within its historic streets. Each building and landmark seems to whisper tales of the town’s growth and transformation over the years.

Our decision to homestead in Havana was inspired not just by its historical allure but also by the warmth of its community. The town has evolved into a sanctuary for great people, and we have discovered a sense of belonging that adds immeasurable value to our homesteading experience. As we navigate the streets lined with quaint shops and historic homes, we can’t help but appreciate the unique character that defines Havana, making it a place we are proud to call home.

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Porterhouse Meat Market

Walking into a small-town business like Porterhouse is always an experience. The door’s entrance bell dings when we walk in. A moment later, Fawzi stepped out from the back and with a sincere smile greeted us like friends. You just don’t get that in some random grocery store or even the specialty stores in bigger cities. We catch up from the last visit and make small talk for a while. Eventually, I made my way to the back of the store to check out his fresh cuts.

Piglets born at TnF Farms

To our surprise, early this morning, she released her hostages. “Minnie” is a very stout female named for very short legs and when she’s not being instinctually protective of her babies, she is a sweetheart. Her past piglets have been very healthy and grow into muscular linebackers that integrate well into our herd. If you are interested in getting registered or unregistered piglets to start your own pig farm or to grow out, piglets should be ready for purchase as soon as mid-January of 2024. Please contact us to start the conversation of how you want your pig(s).

You need one of everything

Then the farm bug bit my wife and really sunk its teeth in. One of our neighbors really inspired her to farm way more than I ever imagined. All that existing farm stuff now needed to be repaired and modified to work with the new plan. Then we were off and going. Almost daily trips to Tractor Supply, Home Depot and Lowes, not to mention all the things being bought on Amazon. My dad and his brothers grew up on a farm. When one of my uncles came to visit and see our progress, he chuckled and said “You’re new farmers. You’re going to need one of everything.”

Non-GMO Free-Range Eggs

TnF Farms is located just outside the idyllic town of Havana, Florida. Local residents and visitors are embracing a healthier and more sustainable way of life by seeking out non-GMO, free-range farm-fresh eggs. In this post, we’ll explore the quest for these premium eggs, highlighting the benefits of non-GMO and free-range practices, and where you can find these exceptional gems in Havana.

Florida gets cold too

When Faith and I decided to relocate to Jacksonville, Florida, we donated most of our winter gear instead of packing it. We both figured most days we’d be in shorts and soaking up the sun at the beach. The first year we were in Florida, it was a pretty mild winter and there were a few jeans and light jacket days. Then we acclimated and understood our second Florida winter, why we saw people in quilted coats. But we still spent Thanksgiving at Key West and Christmas on the beach.

TnF Farms Jambalaya

I have had jambalaya a number of times since moving to the south. I think it’s pretty good. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making some of my own. Porterhouse Meat Market has been featuring alligator crab boil bratwurst. In my experiments to really get this jambalaya dish to pop, I’ve had to visit Porterhouse a few times as my previous attempts have not measured up. Fawzi, the owner of Porterhouse has been kind enough to set a few packages of the alligator crab boil bratwurst aside for me as it seems to sell out fast.

Challah French toast

Challah loaves are a way we treat ourselves at TnF Farms. And we often make French toast with it. French toast is a favorite here. Until being introduced to Doering’s Doughs Challah bread, we used Pepperidge Farm or Thomas sweet breads. I was hooked at first taste – we just don’t buy the store bought stuff anymore.

The Homesteading Renaissance

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in homesteading—a lifestyle that prioritizes self-sufficiency, sustainability, and a deep connection to the land. While homesteading is often associated with rural areas, it is gaining traction in suburban and even urban settings. Havana, Florida, with its rich agricultural heritage and close-knit community, offers a unique and welcoming environment for individuals and families looking to embrace the homesteading way of life. In this article, we will explore the benefits of homesteading in Havana, Florida.

10 Reasons Why We decided to Start A Farm in the Florida Panhandle

The Florida Panhandle, a region known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant communities, offers an ideal setting for agricultural pursuits. With a mild climate, fertile soils, and a strong agricultural tradition, the Panhandle beckons aspiring farmers and seasoned growers alike. In this article, we’ll explore ten compelling reasons to consider farming in the Florida Panhandle.

Discovering the Charm of Havana Florida

Nestled in the heart of the Florida Panhandle, the small town of Havana is a hidden gem that exudes Southern charm and hospitality. While it may not be as well-known as some of Florida’s major cities, Havana possesses a unique allure that makes it special. In this article, we’ll uncover the qualities and characteristics that set Havana, Florida, apart from the rest.