Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pick Your Own Fruit

With the onset of Autumn people will be out harvesting. Here's a site with lots of places around Florida where you can pick fruits or veggies, sorted by region. It had only one place in Sarasota County - anyone know of any more?


Sarasota County

  • Fruitville Grove inc. - Pick Oranges from their trees, restrooms, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    7410 Fruitville rd, Sarasota, FL 34240. Phone: 941-377-0896. Email: fruitvillegrove@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers .  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 08, 2010)
    A visitor writes on September 08, 2010: "They grow non certified organic citrus have a playground and animal farm for the children while you shop in their farmers market. They have a beautiful assortment of fresh fruits and veggies: many of which are locally grown. They have an annual pumpkin festival which has been running for 21 years. It is free admission and free parking and have lots of free activities for the kids! Great family fun for no fee! Very clean and compassionate. They helped pick me out a fresh watermelon, and assisted any seasonal questions I had about produce. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. The animals were sweet and came to the fence to eat from my hand."
  • The only other PYO in Sarasota County I knew of in Sarasota County, Fancee Farms, closed in 2008!

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