SUN HARVEST CITRUS
Set in Fort Myers, just down the road from the Twins' stadium where Six Mile Cypress meets Metro Parkway, the Sun Harvest experience begins with a stroll through sliding doors into a refreshing, 5000 square foot, market-style retail store, where the aroma of citrus lingers pleasantly. The atmosphere is bright and friendly. Following the orange scent, the curious customer soon finds himself enjoying cut wedges of fresh Florida citrus, and imbibing samples of citrus juices squeezed on the premises (five flavors in all). It is perhaps for this feature that one Facebook fan dubbed Sun Harvest the 'best bar in town' -- teetotaler friendly, of course. The word 'fresh', when used to describe Sun Harvest's citrus is no overstatement. The fruit ships across the state on the day it's harvested from the company's family-owned Indian River groves. After being processed in Sun Harvest's onsite packing house, grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and tangelos arrive at one of three destinations: the gift fruit line-up, the retail store, or the juice room, which visitors can view through a large window in the back. The fruit, hand selected for premium quality, draws a crowd of its own. But what makes this store even more delightful is its dimension. In addition to citrus, patrons encounter a long line of specialty foods and gifts, including gourmet treats, soft serve ice cream, smoothies, candies, and decorative home items. Novelties abound, nicely tempered by tradition, and a Village Post Office sits just off the retail floor, adding convenience to the store's already long list of virtues. Located at 14810 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers. Call 800-743-1480 or visit www.SunHarvestCitrus.com.
What makes this business unique? One of SW Florida's sweetest discoveries!