Gift Shop & Packing House Questions

How can I take fruit home with me on the airplane?

Always check with your airlines before purchase. We can pack fruit in our standard shipping boxes for travel. We offer a broad selection of fruit in our Gift Fruit Shipping department, let us do the shipping for you. We guarantee our packages to arrive in good condition when furnished with a complete & correct shipping address. You may arrange to have fruit shipped directly to your home or to friends and family.

When do you close for the season?

We stop shipping citrus in mid April. Our retail Gift Shoppe is open for gift purchases year round, except for the last week of August and first two weeks of September, when we close for inventory. Please call 1-800-608-2525 (Local 941-748-5829) for questions.

Do you have special days or celebration days during the year?

Yes, we have many special celebration days throughout the season. Please call 1-800-608-2525 (Local 941-748-5829) for more specific information. We list them all on our website under the Calendar of Events.

What kinds of oranges are used to make Mixon’s juice?

We use a blend of in season varieties, selected for best taste, to make our juice.  Because each variety has its own flavor and color, fresh juice taste and color will reflect those seasonal distinctions.

Can we pick our own fruit?

No, picking citrus requires climbing ladders and wearing protective clothing as the trees have thorns. There are fire ants and bees also. We do not allow anyone to walk in our grove unless accompanied by one of our employees. 

Do you offer tours of the packing plant?

Yes, self guided tours through our packing plant are available every day but Sunday and are free of charge. Special guided group tours can be arranged by calling 1-800-608-2525, (Local 941-748-5829) Extension 256.

On what days do you juice?

We juice about two days a week depending on demand. We always have fresh Orange, Grapefruit and Lemonade on hand throughout our regular season - November through April. May through October, when the fruit is in the growing stage, we juice much less. We do not have a set schedule.

Does the Tram run on rainy days?

No, the Tram is open air with a stop at our Wildlife Rescue is interactive and outside. We monitor the weather constantly to determine if tour needs to be cancelled or delayed.  Call ahead to be sure.  You can now book your tour ahead using our Tour booking service - click the "Book a Tour" button on the top right side of any page and check the schedule and availability.  If you book ahead we can notify you of any changes affecting your scheduled booking time.

How long does the Tram Tour last?

Our Tram takes you through our grove with a guide who will explain a little about the history of Mixon Fruit Farms and how our citrus is grown. It makes a stop at our Wildlife Rescue to learn about and touch rescued wild animals. It lasts about an hour. Our tours are outside and interactive and are subject to cancellation or delay due to inclement weather.

Note:Place an order from our Cafe' to be ready for you when you get back from the tour and/or stroll through the Magical Children's Maze and Butterfly Garden, the Pavilion, Gazebo and Wetlands Pond and feed the large Koi Fish.

If I come into the store can I get the same items that are shown in the catalog?

All of the items in our catalog are available in our store, plus many many more. We often run specials on fruit and juice as well. Have lunch in our cafe, take a Tram Tour, and try free samples of our juice, citrus and fudge. We also have a wine tasting bar. Be sure to have a famous "Orange Swirl" Ice Cream Cone.

When do you conduct Tram Tours and what is the Tram Tour price?

Tours ar subject to cancellation and/or delay due to weather conditions or equipment issues.  Closed Sunday.

Hours:

    Out of Season (May - Oct) Tram Tours Tuesday through Saturday at 11:00 & 1:00.  

    In Season (Nov-Apr) Tram Tours Monday thru Saturday at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.

Price:

    Adults - $10.00 + tax = $10.70

    Children 3-12 - $5.00 + tax = $5.35

    Under 3 - Free.

This is an outdoor event through our grove and animal rescue areas that lasts about 1 hour.  Water and drink is allowed on tram - Sorry, no food or animals due to wild animal contact.  No Restroom facilities are available during tours

You can now book your tour ahead using our Tour booking service - click the "Book a Tour" button on the top right side of any page and check the schedule and availability.  If you book ahead we can notify you of any changes affecting your scheduled booking time.

What are your business hours?

November - April: Groveside Cafe hours are 8:30-5:00; Gift Shoppe hours are 10:00-5:00; Office hours are 9:00-5:00 - Monday thru Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.  Tram tours at 11:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM Monday - Saturday.

  
May - October: Gift Shoppe & Groveside Cafe hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Saturday. The office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are closed on Sundays.  Tram tours at 11:00AM & 1:00PM Tuesday - Saturday.

When does your fruit season begin?

The opening date for each season varies slightly but it’s usually early November. We take orders year round for all of our gift items. Our Fresh Frozen Juices, jellies, marmalades, dressings and fudge are very popular all year long. Call 1-800-608-2525 (Local 941-748-5829) for the new season fruit availability date and store hours.


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Hours

Mixon's Groveside Market,
Cafe & Gift Shoppe
May - October
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 3pm
November - April
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

Mixon Office Hours
May - October
Monday - Friday: 9am to 3pm (closed Sat. & Sun.)
November - April
Monday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

Contact & Location

Phone: 800 608-2525
Email: custserv@mixon.com
Address: Mixon Fruit Farms,
2525 27th St. E.
Bradenton, FL 34208