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Spring is Time to Pick Fruit in Florida

Ridge Island Groves, 6000 Polk City Road, Haines City 

A short ride and a fun stop to take the grand kids.  Local and family run.  You can pick oranges, peaches, or blueberries when you visit the farm.  Check to see what is in season before you go.  The best time to pick oranges is between December and May, when they are most plentiful, although the season runs from October to June.

Looking to pick blueberries, visit the farm in Mid-April through May.  Looking to pick peaches, visit the farm Mid-April to June.   Don’t want to pick, ask for a farm tour or just visit the farmstand and enjoy fresh-squeezed OJ, jams, jellies, or delicious homemade ice cream.

On your way home, stop by Webb’s Candy Shop, it is Old Florida at its best, with homemade candy, fudge, ice cream and lots of friendly folks who have been making candy for over 85 years.  

Don’t want to pick fruit, Celebrate the Season’s Bounty with the Farmer’s Harvest Dinner hosted by Southern Hills Farms at 16651 Schofield Rd., Clermont, FL 34714 phone:  407-986-5806.

This is an adult-exclusive, memorable night on the farm with live music, a curated dinner and dessert menu made with fresh, locally grown ingredients prepared by chefs.  Enjoy wine pairing suggestions, craft beer and/or the signature cocktail for the evening.  Enjoy fresh air, live music, delicious food, gather around the firepits or play a friendly game.  This event will make for a most memorable evening.  March 24th and April 28th. Country Casual Dining and Dancing on the Farm.   Visit the farm virtually to get the info at :