Spend the Day with your Family at Mixon Fruit Farms

The area of Mixon Fruit Farms in Siesta Key, Florida, is stunning. Not only is it a great place to enjoy yourself, but you can enjoy it with your entire family, too! The area has so much to offer and is close to other things to do in Siesta Key, as well as our Siesta Key condo rentals. With so much to explore, you will be so glad you stopped by! 

History

orange tree

Mixon Fruit Farms has an amazing history, making it wonderful to visit. Mixon Fruit Farms is an East County, Florida, orange grove. Although it originally was known for oranges, it now has so much more than that. It was opened in 1939 by Willie and Rosa Mixon. They purchased 20 acres within Manatee County and originally had a vision for it to be a retail store. 

Willie made his money from Manatee Hammock Fruit Co. and then quit in 1941 and decided to work for the farm full time. His son Bill worked within the family, too, and together used all the money they earned to purchase more material to build a home for themselves. He married his wife (who was his childhood sweetheart!) in July 1949. 

By the 1970’s, the grove had grown to 350 acres. The Mixons built the plant on the farm, as well as a new retail store which sold ice cream and fudge, in the 1980s. By 1992, Mixon’s sold 250,000 packages of oranges in gift boxes and mailed over 30,000 each year! This was the farm’s highest ever level of revenue. 

Things to Do

There are so many great things to do with your family within Mixon Fruit Farms, making it one of the top outdoor Siesta Key attractions!

If you like eating fruit, this is your place! There are so many different types of tropical fruit to choose from! Duncan Grapefruit is one of the most popular to try around. This is a very pale, yellow, flavorful, and very seedy fruit. It is a mixture between grapefruit and many other different types of fruits. Unfortunately, many people do not like how many seeds are in the fruit. With that said, white seedless grapefruit are also available from mid-December through mid-January locally. 

pile of oranges

But eating fruit isn’t all you can expect at Mixon Fruit Farms! You can also have full meals for the entire family. From breakfast to snacks to entire meals and desserts, Mixon Fruit Farms has it all! 

If you are looking to have your wedding in this gorgeous location, you can! Weddings can be had right at this venue. Make sure to give the staff a call to find out the current availability at this specific location. 

Mixon Fruit Farms is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays. They can also be reached by phone at 941-748-5829. You will have an amazing time with your family by coming by to see Mixon Fruit Farms! 

Where to Stay

There are so many different places to stay in the area of Siesta Key, each no more than a few minutes away from Mixon Fruit Farms. In your Siesta Key condo rental, you will be able to feel the amazing ocean breeze and truly forget your worries on your vacation. Crystal Sands is proud to offer some of the most sought-after Siesta Key vacation rentals that will suit absolutely any family on any budget!

Plan Your Next Visit

Whether you want a rental that’s right on the beach, a place where you can settle in for two weeks, or a condo big enough for your entire extended family, we have the perfect rental for you right here at Crystal Sands! Not sure which rental is best for your group? Not a problem at all! Simply contact us, and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members can help you select and book the ultimate rental for your upcoming vacation. We can’t wait to welcome you to the shores of Siesta Key!


Our Location

Crystal Sands Condominiums
6300 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242

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Local: 941-349-7007

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