Get into the spirit of Fall as we head into the Holiday Season! The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 9.25-10.2! Antiques, Arts & Craft Show @ Mixon Fruit Farms Mixon Fruit Farms2525 27th St.Continue Reading


The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for you for this week of 7.3-7.10! G.T. Bray Pickleball Courts G.T. Bray Pickleball Courts 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209 What a great way to get some exercise! Pickleball has 2-4 players that use aContinue Reading


Mixon Fruit Farms is adapting Our small business is getting creative during Covid-19. It’s all uncharted territory, and this time it carries more weight when it comes to small business than ever before. Sure, there have been areas where Mom & Pop shops have had to get creative, adapt, rethinkContinue Reading

Ride Mixon Farms Orange Blossom Express in Bradenton, FL


Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express! It’s affordable family fun and you’ll learn all the secrets of citrus while discovering a delightful new world in the grove. Bring your camera, you’ll want to save the memories. Their tours are packed full of educational tidbits and trivia with an extra-large helping of fun.

Growing Bamboo in Bradenton, FL


As more and more citrus crops succumb to insect infestation, it’s becoming apparent that many grove owners are seeking alternatives to sustain their businesses. Several years ago, Only MOSO of Sunrise,FL approached the owners of Mixon Fruit Farms with an intriguing proposal. They wanted to see if bamboo could grow in their fields and eventually be harvested and sold. Mixon Fruit Farms became the first to plant the bamboo plants.

SemperFi at Mixon Fruit Farms in Bradenton, FL


From Janet Mixon of Mixon Farms- Reminder: Sunday December 9th! We are hosting SimperFi families this Sunday. We would love to have people join us from 12:45 – 1:30 to stand at our gate to welcome them with waving flags and signs that thank them for their service. Let them know that our area appreciates their sacrifices. Please share this post. Thank you Janet Mixon.

3 Ways To Celebrate Fall Harvest Time With Family & Friends!


It’s Fall, and for many, a favorite time of year. The weather gets cooler, people get nostalgic about the holidays that lie ahead and we all start to think about places to go that remind us of rustic places, pumpkin harvests and seasonal foods. Harvest time is a great time to connect with Sarasota and Manatee County’s second biggest industry – agriculture. It is such a big part of our local scene that agritourism and “farm to table” dining is becoming increasingly popular and fun. More and more local farms are finding ways (beyond the fresh, delicious produce) to get people to come out and enjoy a day on the farm! This past week I visited 3 local farms and loved it! Here is what is going on this Fall/Winter on some amazing local farms!

Making Memories with the Maven of Mixon Fruit Farms


The best destinations have a story. They are not born from a recent developer’s visions of what a community needs. They are not made with pseudo creations of what people think the past looked like. The best destinations are real pieces of an area’s heritage, bearing familiar sights and sounds that have engaged generations of families to come back year after year. The best destinations are tried and true. We are privileged to have such a place as Mixon Fruit Farms to call our local “real deal.”