Al's Family Farms
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Welcome to Al's Family Farms in Fort Pierce, Florida - the heart of the Indian River Citrus District. Our guided citrus packinghouse tours have been suspended for the time being due to Covid-19. AL’s Red Barn Grill is open year around. Our historic Red Barn Packinghouse and Citrus Shop are open Nov thru May. Come sample & purchase local Florida citrus, fresh squeezed orange juice & Sharon's homemade fudge. A short video tour running in our lobby & the OJ Corral is open during Citrus Shop hours. Watch us wash, sanitize & pack Indian River Citrus to send to your freezin' friends up north! Every summer, Al's store moves across the driveway to our Red Barn Grill! We still have our LOCALLY GROWN, FRESH SQUEEZED Orange & Grapefruit Juice, vine-ripe Tomatoes, Watermelon, Southern Peaches, Local Honey, Smoked Fish Dip, Fried Peanuts, Sunshine Shakes and hand dipped Ice Cream!
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Lonnie P
Okeechobee, FL184 contributions
May 2022
We decide to look around in the store after lunch next door. The small farm store has a good selection of citrus and other goods laid out very convenient and packages available from small baskets to full bushels. Prices seemed high but to each his own.
Written 3 May 2022
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Tampa66
LOCUST GROVE51 contributions
Dec 2021
The local orange juice is soooo good. The food is just average but always a good excuse to sit outside and enjoy the weather. The people are always so nice
Written 17 February 2022
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MRX5
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States329 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
While visiting Fort Pierce, we picked up a whole bunch of oranges to take home. Valencia, Unique, Temple and some grapefruit too. I’ve been making homemade OJ everyday since we got home with a mixture of all three oranges. I am now spoiled. I don’t know how I’ll go back to the regular store bought juice. I’ll definitely order some more oranges before the season ends.
Written 19 March 2021
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mamashuz
Boynton Beach, FL186 contributions
Jun 2020
Just stop for a minute if you have the time to get fresh OJ , no place better so fresh , YUM we made a pit stop and now I need to go back to get more juice !!! Great little store with honey and jellys and fresh fruit. little grill next door too
Written 27 June 2020
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Antonio Luis
1 contribution
Feb 2020
In late February my wife and I stopped over for lunch and oranges.
We drove down from CT and our way back we bought a few bags of Honeybells and when we got home we started eating them, they did not last long they were delicious, very juicy and sweet. So today we purchased a 1/2 bushel online.
Written 11 March 2020
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Thank you for your great review! We love hearing that our Honeybell oranges were delicious, juicy and sweet. You had a perfect solution to running out of Honeybells ... we sell them online!
Written 13 March 2020
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rdz69
Mount Laurel, NJ85 contributions
Feb 2020
bought a case of honeybells- 75.
some grapefruit and other misc.

oranges are good, but on the expensive side.............
Written 1 March 2020
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Thanks for your review! Honeybells are the most requested fruit we sell and also the most labor intensive to pick. Not only is every Honeybell picked by hand, but every stem is hand clipped as it has a delicate stem that would tear if it was just pulled off the tree. We hope you enjoyed every juicy bite and appreciate your feedback.
Written 3 March 2020
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kapow79
Rochester, NY52 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Al's Family Farm. They have an excellent selection of citrus that is delicious. You can sample the citrus and juice. The honeybell juice is the BEST! Sherry was a friendly and fun tour guide. You get to see the fruit from tree to packaged. We shipped citrus home. It is a great tour for all ages. It was a highlight of our week in the area.
Written 21 February 2020
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Thanks for your great review! It was nice to have you on our citrus wash-line and packinghouse tour and we're very happy to hear it was a highlight of your trip. Yes, that Honeybell juice is yummy - and fresh squeezed right here at Al's. Glad you had a fun tour and hope you stop by whenever you are in the area.
Written 3 March 2020
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Angela G
Carneys Point, NJ29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Our party really enjoyed our visit! We took the tour - it was informative and was worthwhile, in our opinion. We were able to taste varieties of fruit and learn about season availability as well as harvesting practices. The tour was family-friendly, as well. If you like milkshakes, don’t miss the Sunshine Shake - it was terrific!
Written 14 February 2020
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Thanks for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your tour and found it to be worthwhile. We loved showing you how fruit is washed and inspected and appreciate that you mentioned it is a family friendly tour. Sounds like you really enjoyed our famous Sunshine Shake, made with our own fresh squeezed orange juice!
Written 3 March 2020
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Jules63
Montreal, Canada123 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a relatively inexpensive tour ($8.50 each) which is good because it’s more of a sales pitch than a “tour”. Al’s runs a packing house so their main business is shipping citrus fruit around the country. Although the tour guide Shari was excellent and provided some interesting information on the citrus industry in Florida, there’s just not that much to tour. The packing house is small and when the tour group arrived, the machines and employees suddenly begin working, as if our arrival signaled that it was time to “put on the show“. The actual tour part lasted maybe 15 minutes and allowed us to see how the oranges are categorized by size, then washed, but that was pretty much it. Very ho-hum and honestly, a little disappointing.
Written 1 February 2020
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We are happy you found our 1 hour guided tour to be affordable. You are right, our vintage family owned packinghouse is small compared to big commercial packinghouses. Our staff is busy grading fruit, making fresh squeezed juice, boxes, trays and other tasks. As a courtesy to our guests, at tour time, we ring the bell and they stop doing their other jobs, and go outside so that our tour guests can watch us wash and inspect fruit. It would be more efficient for us if we did not stop working inside and suddenly begin working outside but most folks love to see the fruit being cleaned, and we do our best to provide that experience. Thanks for taking time to review us!
Written 4 February 2020
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Marsha D
Marion, OH4 contributions
Jan 2020
Tour was very well done. Guides were knowledgeable and showed us hospitality. We learned a lot about the citrus industry, some about the U.S, some about Florida, and specifically about the Indian River area. Their teaching method was very effective, and we were able to remember what we learned to pass it on to others. We saw the workers sorting the fruit and getting it ready to go to its next destination. We learned about the history of the company, and we met the current owner. He answered some questions from our group; then later we talked to him casually as he walked through the gift shop. It was interesting to learn about how the wood crates were previously used in picking and how they are being used now. We were treated to samples of orange juice and various kinds of citrus fruits. The tour was well worth the modest fee!
Written 22 January 2020
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Thank you for your kind review! We had a fun time on the tour and appreciate you telling others about your visit. Jeff, the owner, tries to say "Hello" whenever he can and answer questions folks might have. We are so happy to hear that you felt the tour was worth your time and money, and hope you'll stop back and see us again whenever you're in the area.
Written 23 January 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM