If you want to grown your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs, you can find a way! Many people use their windowsills (inside and out) for small plants and herbs, ask their landlord or condo association if they can garden in a patch of shared land, or join community gardens. You don't have to live on a farm, or even have a yard to grow food!
This picture is my friend Bob planting in a tree well in the West Village of Manhattan.
There are plants that do better in containers, and in windows, just as there are plants that do better in this climate than in Florida. Do your research, and you can easily grow some of your own food.