IBE Barter exchange is proud to have Mixon Farms as a member. If you haven’t visited Mixon Farms you’re missing the sweetest attraction in Florida! Why did they decide to go into the business of Fruit, gifts, weddings and attractions? Because what could be better than having family fun and great-tasting fruit, and fruit products? Fruit makes a great gift and you don’t have any guess-work when it comes to colors and sizes!
Who wouldn’t love a box of fresh grapefruit or oranges, picked that day and packaged and shipped, leaving all the work to Mixon’s. And now is the perfect time, because more than ever you need to know your dollars went towards a fresh and pleasing product that is guaranteed to make the giftee happy!Of course you could choose any other fruit business, but Mixon’s has been in the business for 72 years, so they know what they are doing and have a tradition of excellence in every aspect of the business.
There is so much to do at Mixon’s Farms, and this includes activities for the whole family. From their Tropical Garden Oasis with a Rock Waterfall and Koi pond, they are equipped for weddings and business events. The Butterfly Maze is a favorite of every child who has visited the farm. Take the kids on the Orange Blossom Express Tram for a tour through the acres of fruit and groves. You can stop at the Wildlife Rescue and enjoy ice cream, homemade fudge, fresh juices and fruit in season.
A great idea is to stop at the Groveside Café and sample the local Florida wines. You will love the store, where they carry the best citrus fruit varieties in season. The season is November through April and during that time gourmet jams, jellies, dressings sauces and more are made right here. You will also find décor items for your home and wine sampling every day. You must try their ice cream and homemade fudge, both irresistible.
The Holidays will be here soon! Order your Thanksgiving &Christmas Gifts NOW and beat the rush! Shopping couldn’t be easier at Mixon Fruit Farms. Want a healthy alternative and an interesting change from the usual hum-drum gift? Send a box of juicy Navel Oranges and sweet Pink Grapefruit; cholesterol free and high in fiber. It’s the gift that will keep people talking about the unique and healthy aspects.
Come take a ride on the Orange Blossom Express Tram for great family fun. You’ll travel through the grove and stop at the Mixon Wildlife Rescue for an up close and personal visit with some rescued Florida Wildlife. Kids of all ages really enjoy it and you will too. They are conveniently located at 2525 27th St. East in Bradenton. Call for information at 941-748-5829 or toll-free at 800-608-2525. Mixon Farms has a great website with all kinds of information for you:www.Mixon.com. Hours are 10 am to 3 pm Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. Please check the website for tour schedules, hours of the Groveside Café, and store hours.
Want a special and unforgettable location for your wedding? Make it a really memorable day and beautiful occasion when you exchange vows in their charming and historic citrus grove that dates back to 1939. Conveniently located to all Tampa Bay locations, Mixon’s is the only place in Florida where you can simultaneously be surrounded by tropical landscaping, a garden setting and an orange grove. Talk about a unique wedding location!
Dean and Janet Mixon are happy to share a portion of their citrus grove with Wildlife Inc. for a Florida Wildlife Care & Education Center. They provide much needed land and shelter for orphaned and injured Birds, Animals and Reptiles. Their mission is to rehabilitate Florida wildlife for release back into the wild, and to promote education, appreciation, and respect for wildlife.
Cages are built in the grove next to orange trees as the Mixon family-owned and operated business embraces the Florida Wildlife Preserve. You are all invited to come and visit, meet the animals up close and see firsthand our love of wildlife. You will surely go away inspired by the beauty of these creatures. These animals and birds come and go as they are treated and rehabilitated. Some are released back into the wild and some must find a permanent rescue home.
Make Mixon Farms your next family adventure. Surely there is something for everyone to enjoy and you can expect the unexpected.