Mixon Fruit Farms
Owner: Janet Mixon
Mixon Fruit Farms is a 73 year old family owned business. Dean Mixon is a third generation farmer and he and his wife Janet are the present owners. Mixon's is one of the top guift fruit shippers in Florida. Mixons also squeeze and bottle their juice for the community. Janet and Dean have diversified the busines and Mixon's has become one of the top Gulf Coast Destinations according to the Travel Channel. With a 14,000 sf gift shop, a great deli, homemade butter cream fudge, their famous orange swirl ice cream and wine tasting, the Mixon Groveside Market is a wonderful experiene. They have also added a tram tour through the grove where their customers learn about the history of citrus and the Mixon family and enjoy a visit to the wildlife rescue with deer, racoon, hawks, owls and much more. Injured animals that can't be released into the wild. are euthanized if they don't have a home so the Mixons provided one.
The Mixon's also added a Wedding area and beautiful gardens. During the year the Mixon's host many non-profit organizations for fundraisers, sponsor a cooking competition for the local high school culinary arts programs, and also sponsor art events with students and local artist. The list of events is endless. www.mixon.com