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cronut craze on Sanibel island

You don't need to wait in line for three hours for this one. The Cronut Craze (croissant-dougnut) has headed down south from its NYC birth to Sanibel Island, at Bailey's General Store, where the baker created her own version of this delectable treat: the Bailey's Cronut. Video by Amy Sowder.

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America's farmstand

Touring The family Farm

Learn about the family behind the oranges, grapefruit and kumquats at Mixon Fruit Farms in southwest Florida. They're one of several independent, family-owned farms with sustainable practices that sells their produce on AmericasFarmstand.com, which brings the farm to your table with no time sitting at a warehouse. Video by Amy Sowder.

without a license

Those great pickles mean money

How can you get away with selling food you make from your unlicensed, not-inspected home kitchen? The Florida Cottage Food Law. It's a law where no one watches you. So just go ahead and bake those cookies for the farmers market. Video by Amy Sowder.