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Al's Family Farms

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Great "old fashion" family experience

Fresh fruit or squeezed juice - breakfast and/or lunch - ice cream and candy - or just an old... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
WilliamELewisJr
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Very interesting place

It's quite surprising place, from places that they sell breakfast and lunch, the amount of fresh... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Odile H
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Miami, Florida
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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 12, 2019. Keep reading for tour times, below. AL’s Red Barn Grill is open...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2001 N Kings Hwy, 1 mile North of Flying J's at Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34951-4018
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+1 800-544-3366
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Fresh fruit or squeezed juice - breakfast and/or lunch - ice cream and candy - or just an old fashion tour of a citrus packinghouse, Al's Family Farms provides an interesting experience. Having moved from Fort Lauderdale to the Vero Beach area a couple of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank WilliamELewisJr
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank-you for your great review! We are happy that you enjoy bringing the kids here for ice cream, old fashioned candy and fudge. Thanks, also, for mentioning our friendly staff-I'll pass the review on to them. We work hard to keep the property clean and...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

It's quite surprising place, from places that they sell breakfast and lunch, the amount of fresh cut fruits ready to eat, to enjoy the walking and relax and listen to a band playing music, across the street, where you can find all types of things,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Odile H
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

We love to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Al's Family Farms tent at the Downtown Fort Pierce Farmer's Market! It is a happy place. Sometime we hope you will come visit our Al's Family Farms Citrus Shop and Grill off King's Hwy and Angle...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018

I love going here!! The fruit is awesome and so fresh! The staff are great. I especially love the Sunshine Milkshake! So yummy!More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank egglestona
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

We love to hear that you love Al's Family Farms! I'll pass your kind words on to our staff. What's not to love about that Sunshine Shake? . . . Award winning locally made ice cream and our own fresh squeezed orange juice goes into...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I went with my mom and her friend but there was a family there with a young child. Good environment and very friendly staff. We paid for the tour and it is well worth it. It was amazing to learn about the processes that the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank-you for your kind review!! We were so happy to have you and your mom and friend take a tour with us. We are always happy to hear that the tour was worth your time and money. Jeff, the owner loves to visit and answer...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We went with our grandchildren and enjoyed their interesting and educational tour of citrus processing. We learned a great deal about the Florida citrus processing industry and the children were given some hands-on experiences. We enjoyed lunch at their restaurant and bought some delicious fudge...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Foretraveler
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Stop by to taste different types of juice or sample fudge. You can purchase or ship oranges. Some things are a bit pricy. They often have free tours, so check ahead if that is what you are looking for. Nice and clean. There is a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank robinm442
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thanks for your review! Yes, we are all about citrus and you can purchase bagged fruit to take home or have us ship it! Thank-you for mentioning our tours. We offer one hour guided tours of our historic citrus packinghouse and wash-line, Tuesday through Friday...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Tours 8 dollars a few times a day. Also demo of fruit juicing and types if fruit. Can see place on own if no tour available. Gift shop for fruit, fudge etcMore

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JohnF1949
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for your review! One hour guided citrus packinghouse tours are given once a day at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday thru Friday until April 6, 2018. Our packinghouse can be viewed from the lobby if no tour is available and we keep a short DVD...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018

Tour guides mixed humor, fun orange facts and provided numerous samples to entertain the crowd young and old. Coupons and a free orane were also given at the end of the tour, great customer service. The tour itself was made fun but getting to see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Zephyr_Travel
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank-you for your great review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour, samples, viewing the wash line and inspection process. I will pass on to our staff that they provided great customer service. They will appreciate hearing that! Come back and see us.

Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We dropped by, unfortunately the tour is only run once per day at 10:30am But the facility seemed small and not really sure why someone would want a tour at all. Nice staff.More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank adamfilip
Shari B, Guest Relations Manager at Al's Family Farms, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thanks for your review. We offer one hour guided tours Tuesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. through April 6, this year. We have a free outdoor "OJ Corral" Citrus Agri-exhibit with citrus themed games for the entire family, over 60 citrus trees on the property...More

Reviewed March 13, 2018

The tour of Al's is a "must do". It is, not only, interesting, but very educational. Our 10 year old was very excited with all she saw.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Jasmine m
July 31, 2018|
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Response from VitaManFlorida | Property representative |
Sorry, Al's Family Farms and Al's Red Barn Grill cannot accept payment via EBT food stamps. Most items sold are ineligible. Thank you for your inquiry
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Joy B
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Shari B | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry! Al's Family Farms will offer 1 hour guided tours of our citrus packinghouse and wash-line Tuesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. January 2 through April 13, 2018. We recommend calling ahead to reserve... More
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lindadG7133ZZ
March 19, 2016|
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Response from Shari B | Property representative |
Yes. You can order in our store - and taste the different varieties before you ship so you know what they taste like! Our store is open M-F 9-6 and Saturdays 9-5 until May. Always closed on Sundays. You can also order... More
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