Mixon Fruit Farms
We are delighted to be offering Mixon Fruit Farms fresh juices at the General Store. They are delicious! We currently stock Orange and Grapefruit Juices and Lemonade, and they are all grown, picked, freshly squeezed and bottled at Mixon's Farm in Bradenton - not far away!
Mixon has been planting, growing, picking, packaging and shipping the finest citrus fruit in Florida for over 70 years. Orange, Grapefruit, Tangelos, Lemons and Tangerines are picked fresh and bagged for sale, either direct or as a beautiful and deicious gift box, November through April, across the US and Canada.
A fun family destination (owners, Dean and Janet Mixon, live on Anna Maria Island!) there is so much to do at Mixons! There are obvservation areas in their packing house for visitors to view the process involved in making their juices. And center stage is a large Gift Shop with delicious delights for everyone including a homemade fudge and gourmet chocolate area and a soft serve ice cream counter, tantalizing everyone with their famous 'Orange Swirl' ice cream cones. There is also the Groveside Cafe, busy all year round with innovative and delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, baked goods and breakfast favourites.
You can also ride the 'Orange Blossom' Tram, taking you on a tour through the grove with a stop at the Wildlife Rescue. You'll travel past the Magical Children's Maze, Garden Oasis and Pavillion, Gazebo, and the Koi Pond & Rock Waterfall, which is also used as a backdrop for beautiful weddings and parties of all kinds.
Mixon also hosts concerts in the grove and two wonderful festivals for visitors that are in the area during the November Harvest and Orange Blossom time in March...fantastic events with so much to see and do for all the family!
For more information about Mixon Fruit Farms, check out their website, and take a look at their calendar for a list of all upcoming events.
Say Hi, from the General Store when you pop by!