Our backyard mangoes tumbled early this year across the county, thanks to the mild winter. They tumbled large and sweet into a friend’s garden in West Palm, and she did what has become ritual for those blessed with such bounty: she scooped them up and brought them in to share with her co-workers.
Another friend, Palm Beach Gardens blogger Michelle Lara, inherited a bucketful that had cascaded into her mother-in-law’s yard. She put them to noble use in a scrumptious mango coconut bread.
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- Truly Tropical mango grove: 2750 Seacrest Boulevard, Delray Beach; 561-278-7754. Mangoes are sold at $2 per pound during limited hours. Open Saturday from 9 to noon, Monday from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. No holds – first come, first served.
- Hatcher Mango Hill: 1908 Hypoluxo Road, Lantana; 561-588-6098. Mangoes are sold at $15 per bag and can be reserved online for pickup. Visit HatcherMangoHill.com and click on “mango list” in the home page blurb.