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CitrusCeleryCookOff
The Oviedo Preservation Project’s Citrus & Celery Celebration features samples from a four-course meal in which each dish celebrates one of the two crops that made Oviedo what it is today, citrus and celery.

Why Citrus & Celery?

Citrus & Celery are what put Oviedo on the map. In fact, in the 1940’s, Oviedo was the Celery Capital of the World! These two crops are the reason why train tracks were run to Oviedo, and they jump-started the town’s economic prosperity.

Who Organizes The Citrus & Celery Celebration?

The Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP) organizes the Celebration with help from Oviedo-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Duda Farm Fresh Foods grows and distributes produce across the country. Duda’s agricultural division, Duda Ranches, operates the sod fields on either side of Mitchell Hammock Road.

Help Us Pick Next Year’s Featured Cooking Style!

We need at least 100 people from the community to help us determine which country’s food to challenge our chefs with next year, and to give us feedback on the recipes used this year. Judging occurs from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Tasting Tickets are available at the Cook-Off tent as soon as Taste opens. Being a voting judges guarantees you a sample of every dish – appetizer, main course, dessert, and a drink.

Where Is It?

The Celebration tent is located in the middle of Taste of Oviedo, which is held in the west parking lot of the Oviedo Mall. The Cook-Off is at the end of the row at the place that is farthest away from the mall (near the restaurants). The tent is closer to Chamberlain’s than the movie theater.

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