Mornings With Gina Birch

Weekdays 6am - 10am

Fort Myers Farmer’s Market Finds, Mini Donuts. If you have a sweet tooth, you need to know about the Dippidy Donuts Food Truck that appears at local farmer’s markets. Last month I was talking to a friend who was going on about how happy she was that the Lake’s Regional Park Farmer’s Market was finally open in Fort Myers. The park off of Gladiolus was closed for a few months following Hurricane Ian, forcing market vendors to temporarily relocate. I too love this market and try to stop by on Wednesdays when it is open.

My friend, talking about some of the new vendors this season, gasped and put her hand on her chest. “There’s even a donut food truck. They make the donuts right there, hot and fresh. That is just sooooo wrong,” she said. This is one of those cases where wrong really means right. Unless you are talking about your diet. Until then, I had not noticed to the truck. Perhaps it was hard to see through the crowd that often gathers in front of it. I like to think it was because my focus was on healthful fresh produce.

Finding the mini donuts

Regardless, last week, I set out to find this evil hot donut truck. I quietly got an order of cinnamon sugar mini’s and suddenly understood what she meant. Each little bite was perfectly cooked and coated in flavor. So when this week’s market day rolled around, I went back for more. In addition, I took some time to get to know the owners, Tim and Michelle Jenkins.

They are from the Midwest where they owned a corporate event center and an Ax throwing business. The Jenkins have two daughters, are an active family, and wanted to live in an area where they could be outdoors all year long. They also love the water. Southwest Florida checked all the boxes so they sold their businesses and relocated.

Knowing that I write about food, wine and travel, they gave me a behind the scenes look at their compact operation. Here is a video of the small by mighty donut fryer.

Enjoy these photos of my latest Fort Myers Farmer’s Market Finds, mini donuts from Dippidy. By they way, you can reserve the food truck  for events.

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