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Al's Family Farms

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Address: 2001 N Kings Hwy, Fort Pierce, FL 34951
Phone Number: +1 800-544-3366
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Description: Welcome to Al's Family Farms in Fort Pierce, Florida - the heart of the...
Welcome to Al's Family Farms in Fort Pierce, Florida - the heart of the Indian River Citrus District. Guided citrus packinghouse tours are available January 2 through April 14, 2015. 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 April 14, 2015. Call ahead as tours fill quickly. 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 where you can see the fruit being graded and packed in boxes for shipping. 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. Al's Family Farms - "The Florida Thing to Do"
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Fresh from the Orchard

It is really a family operation and you can see how the product is processed. Varied choices for boxing and sending citrus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is really a family operation and you can see how the product is processed. Varied choices for boxing and sending citrus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wish I could have eaten lunch there but I was busy running around Hutchinson Island. Nice place to stop, cool honey items and citrus goods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The juices are the best we ever had. We get there any chance we can to take some home. There are oranges of many varieties and grapefruit. Peaches, when in season and also veggies. You can taste the different varieties of fruit. Homemade fudge, ice cream...they will,make you a vanilla ice cream and orange smoothie that is soooo good! Once... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We needed to send some citrus so visited Al's. We had tried their orange juice and oranges at the Ft. Pierce Farmer's Market so knew they had very good fruit. The gift ordering area is flanked by a fudge counter/gift shop area on one side and a country-store type shop selling produce, etc. on the other. Carol was a joy... More 

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Cocoa Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Al's son Jeff Schorner now runs the family business. It is a well run operation. Although Al passed on in 1987, the place is still being run the old fashioned way paying attention to customer service and giving good value. Everyone who we encountered was pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly. The citrus is still grown in their own groves, hand picked... More 

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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Wow! You gave a complete overview of your experience here on a tour of Al's Family Farms Wash-line and Packinghouse. Thank-you for letting other readers know what to expect. We are happy to hear that you learned a lot, enjoyed your tour and lunch and your time at Al's. I noticed you attached many pictures of your visit as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My girlfriend an I can really recommend their tour (8$, 14$ with lunch) starting at 10.30am. It was a very educational and fun tour lasting about one hour. They also gave out free samples of their great juice and various fruits. You can also take some fruits with you after the tour at their shop,for which you also receive a... More 

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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Thank-you for telling others about your tour of Al's Family Farms Packinghouse and Wash-line! We appreciate that you would recommend the tour and took your time to make sure that others have your perspective. Thanks for mentioning that we offer one tour daily at 10:30 a.m. and strongly suggest everyone makes a reservation. Glad to know that you enjoyed the... More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On three different dates, I brought groups to Al's Family Farm. I spoke to Shari Bentley to book our dates and she made all of our arrangements. We provided her with our lunch choices and she took it from there. On arrival, Shari met us in the parking lot and took the group over to set up their choice of... More 

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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to tell others about your citrus packinghouse tour! Yes, you brought 3 different groups and we are so happy to hear that they enjoyed the tour and lunch. We like to know that you all learned a lot and were filled with fresh squeezed orange juice and sliced citrus. Thank-you for saying that you thought all... More 

Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A really cool store. Fresh Florida Citrus, veggies, candies and lots of wonderful things to munch at your hotel or bring back home to family. You'll be glad you stopped.

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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Hi. We are happy that you think we have a cool store. Thank-you for telling others about our Fresh Florida Citrus, veggies and other local items they can take back and enjoy. Come back often! More 

Lowell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

They have good burgers and taco's cheap, also you can take a tour and see how oranges are processed and juice is made.

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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Hello and thank-you for telling others about your visit to Al's Family Farms. We are happy to hear you like our burgers and tacos. We do give tours of our Citrus Packinghouse and wash-line. We are all about oranges around here! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great for young kids. Highly recommend the lunch option with the tour. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly too!! Learned tons about citrus in Florida. Well worth the visit. And we'll definitely be back again.

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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this review

Thank-you for writing about your visit to Al's Family Farms. We are glad that you learned a lot on your guided citrus packinghouse and wash-line tour and enjoyed the lunch afterwards at our Red Barn Grill. We're happy to hear you found the tour well worth the visit and that you'll be back. We look forward to seeing you often. More 

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