Effective April 3rd & April 4th, 2020
ONLY the Deli window is open for purchases, including deli food, fresh juice, wine, ice cream and fruit & other store items.
Please feel free to call ahead to have our Deli Team gather your items to have ready for you.
Plenty of Fresh Juice - Fresh Fruit in limited supply
Deli window pick-up available 10:30am-3:00pm. Call 941-746-6127 to place your deli order.
We will provide more updates as we navigate through Covid-19 as a business
Still time to order fruit shipped to your friends & family up North - SHIPPING EXTENDED
last shipping date Thursday April 9
Shipping orders must be received by midnight Tuesday April 7
Gift Fruit Questions
What is the difference between a California Orange and a Florida Orange?
Is there a difference at all? A navel orange from Florida has to be the same as a navel from California. Right? Well, even though many of the fruits are genetically identical, the climate changes the fruit far more than you’d expect.
California Oranges: California’s climate is very arid with very low yearly rainfall. The days are hot and sunny, and the nights are dry and cool. This weather is ideal for raising oranges with thick, beautiful peels. The dry air keeps superficial blemishes from forming on the peels, making them attractive to supermarket shoppers. Having a thicker peel also aids in keeping them fresh for extended periods. They are ideal for brick and mortar stores, because they last much longer on store shelves.
Florida Oranges: The oranges that grow in Florida do so in a hotter, wetter climate. As a result, these oranges are much juicier and sweeter. In fact, the majority of Florida’s oranges are used for juicing. The peels are usually thinner, and the oranges are easier to eat out of hand. This makes whole Florida oranges ideal for direct shipping rather than supermarket sales. Since our oranges are shipped straight from the grove to your door, there’s plenty of time to enjoy them. Florida oranges typically last 2-3 weeks when refrigerated.