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Al's Family Farms

2001 N Kings Hwy, Fort Pierce, FL 34951
+1 800-544-3366
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Ranked #3 of 20 Activities in Fort Pierce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Welcome to Al's Family Farms in Fort Pierce, Florida - the heart of the Indian River Citrus District. Guided citrus packinghouse tours are closed for... more » Owner description: Welcome to Al's Family Farms in Fort Pierce, Florida - the heart of the Indian River Citrus District. Guided citrus packinghouse tours are closed for the Season, but our historic Red Barn Packinghouse, Citrus Shop and Red Barn Grill are open year around. Come sample & purchase local Florida citrus, fresh squeezed orange juice & Sharon's homemade fudge. Not here during tour time? Short video tour running in our lobby and the OJ Corral is open during Citrus Shop hours. Citrus Shop open year around, Monday through Friday: 9-6 and Saturdays 9-5. Always closed Sundays. The 2015 tour schedule is as follows: One hour guided citrus packinghouse tours are given Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.M. From January 2 through Easter, then (Tuesdays only) April 7, 14 and 21 at 10:30. Call ahead. Watch us wash, sanitize and pack Indian River Citrus to send to your freezin' friends up north! Walk along our wash line where we wash, sanitize and grade fruit. We'll take you into the packinghouse. Sample lots of fresh citrus, taste fresh squeezed juice, hear "Juicy Citrus Trivia" Learn Florida Citrus Facts and see how fruit is packed. Tours include the 'OJ Corral Agri-exhibit' Veggie Patch, mini orange grove, orange maze & 'Orange Races'! Tours designed for age 5 through adult. All ages enjoy the OJ Corral! Guided tour & visit to 'OJ Corral' is $8. Guided tour, visit to 'OJ Corral' plus lunch at our own Red Barn Grill is $14. Group tours also available by reservation. Guided tours will resume January 2nd, 2015! Al's Family Farms - "The Florida Thing to Do" « less
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been going to Als for a number of years. They have a wonderful place out on Kings highway and always at the Ft Pierce Farmers market every Saturday morning since as I long as I have been going there(over 10 years). The people are really what makes this great. They are helpful, give you samples and suggest what... More

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Macedon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I'd defiantly visit again very informative and knowledgeable. family owed ,fresh, great service and lunch was great to a taco salad enjoy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Informative and enjoyable tours, a great little restaurant across the parking lot and the best fresh, unpasteurised juice around. OJ on offer depends on which type of orange is in season likewise grapefruit. Try their ice creams too, delicious. The staff are always friendly and can't do enough for you. Always nice little treats like home made fudge, fruit jellies,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had a very nice tour with friendly operators, with interesting story about citrus business and delicious test of fruits.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Al's was a friendly place, the tour was good with a lot of citrus info, if you havn't seen shows like "How its Made", "unwrapped" or any of the other factory automation shows then the packing line would be very interesting to see. I wouldn't make a special trip just for the tour, but if you're visiting the Seal museum... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited in early April. Our kids, ages 6, 9, and 11 were groaning at the idea but all came away entertained and excited by all of the samples of citrus. We learned lots and the operators were extremely friendly. The owner even answered our questions. This is a little gem just a few minutes from Port Saint Lucie.

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JeffSAFF, Owner at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Hi folks, thanks for writing about your visit here at Al's Family Farms. I love that your kids went away full of citrus samples and happy that they came on a tour! We always hope that our guests leave feeling that it was a good hour of education and entertainment! I was glad to meet you and answer your questions.... More

Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a family friendly tour of the fruit processing and packing facilities. They do not take you out to the groves, but the tour was interesting and interactive and they have you fruit and juice along the way. They have a fun little area for kids to play. I purchased the tour with the lunch and thought that it... More

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JeffSAFF, Owner at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

We are really happy to know you found us to be a family friendly tour! We enjoy giving tours of our historic red barn packinghouse and wash-line and are glad that you thought it was interesting and interactive. Thank-you for mentioning our "OJ Corral" citrus themed play area and mini citrus grove. Also, we like hearing that you purchased the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

It's really hard to find an authentic orange grove to visit in Florida, and this is not it. They did teach about citrus, but the tour focus is post-picking: how the fruit is sorted, cleaned, shipped etc. The equipment failed at the start of our tour. Although they offered to have us stay until it was back up, who has... More

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JeffSAFF, Owner at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to Al’s Family Farms Guided Packinghouse and Wash-line Tour, (as advertised). It is unfortunate that a roller broke on our wash-line during your visit. We are an authentic citrus packinghouse and so you saw what can really happen when we are packing fruit – an occasional breakdown. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Great for kids, yummy fruit, learned a lot! Great fun!! Awesome tour! They have a great place set up for kids to learn and explore.

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JeffSAFF, Owner at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you had an Awesome tour! Thanks for the good report. We love having folks out to learn about citrus, explore in the OJ Corral-Agri Exhibit and taste our Indian River citrus. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us and others about your visit. More

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our homeschool group recently visited Al's Family Farms and enjoyed the informative tour of their facility! We will never look at citrus the same and will definitely support local farms at the grocery store. The honeybells are the BEST we've ever had!! We loved the fun and informative visit!

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JeffSAFF, Owner at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for taking time to tell folks about your group tour at Al's Family Farms. Our goal is to make our tours educational, informative and fun for our visitors. We are glad you learned about citrus and loved your time here at Al's. More

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