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Sample Sunday 2015

July 19th 

10 am to 4 pm

 

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Mark your calendars for Sunday July 19, 2015. Join us to sample some of the less common Florida mango varieties, pick up trees of the ones you like, take a farm tour, eat yourself silly, and spend a relaxing day on the farm! Rain or shine!!

When: Sunday, July 19, 10am - 4pm

Where: 13646 US Highway 441, Canal Point, FL 33438 --  driving directions

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Schedule: 

Educational Seminars at 11am ,12 noon, and 1pm (tent in back area)

Farm Tours continuous from 10:30am to 3:30pm

Fruit Stand open 10am to 6pm

Ongoing from 10am to 4pm

  • Mango tasting - up to 10 different varieties while supplies last!
  • Mango tree sale
  • Vendors
  • Food and drinks
  • Mango gifts

Bring your sunscreen, bug spray, and if you plan to stay a while you may want your lawn chairs or a blanket. 

Kids are always welcome; make it a family event. Service animals only please.

Mango Tasting 

Come sample the best Florida has to offer! Samples are available while supplies last, but we stock up a good supply. There will be 10-12 different varieties available to try at a time.  Varieties for sampling this year will include: Southern Blush, Pickering, Kent, Keitt, Duncan, Winter, Haden, Tommy Atkin, Van Dyke, Edward, Lemon Zest, Palmer, Spirit of 76, Mallika, Carrie, and Nam Doc Mai.

Some of these varieties have a very limited number of fruit this year, and/or have such high demand that they are reserved a year or more in advance, so is may be your only opportunity to taste some of these mangos.

Farm Tours

Get a first hand look at how mangos, avocados, and other tropical fruits grow on an operational family farm.

This will be a guided riding tour offered regularly between 10:30am and 4:30pm, weather permitting. A limited number of people will be allowed per group due to size of wagon. Sign up sheets will be available. No charge for tours on Sample Sunday!

For everyone's safety, tours will be suspended in the event of a thunderstorm. 

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If you have been thinking about getting a mango tree, or another mango tree, this is your change to get expert advice and even try the fruit of your top choices before investing the time and money in growing a tree.

Information will be available to help you select the best variety for you including growth habits and production in South Florida. We will also be selling KeyPlex micronutrient, and a few other care products that we use here on the farm.

Due to requests last year, we have added a few avocado, lychee, and other tropical fruit trees for sale.

Educational Seminars

11am  - *NEW* Selecting the Right Mango Tree for You and Your Yard. Kim will walk you through decisions like: Will a mango tree survive where I live? Do I have a good place to put one in my yard? What variety should I choose? How many do I need?

12 noon - *NEW FORMAT* MANGO TREE CLINIC. Bring your questions for Mango Man Dale Erickson. Anything from the basics of how to water or trim a tree to diagnosing a pest or disease that is attacking your tree.

1pm - *NEW* HANDS ONLY CPR DEMONSTRATION. Brought to you by the American Red Cross.

Handouts on the basics of mango tree care will be available at any time.

Food and Drinks

We have some fabulous local food and drink vendors coming so bring your cash and come hungry! Catering by Gail Rushing and Cottage Garden Teas will be back to quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings.

Fruit Stand

The farm market will be open so you will have the opportunity to take home more fresh mangos!  We will have as many of the specialty varieties available for sale as possible.

Mango Gifts

You can also ship fresh mangos to your friends, family, and clients in the continental US (except CA and AZ). Or pick up some fresh mango bread or mango jam for yourself or a friend.

Parking

There is limited parking by the fruit stand, but there is ample space just to the North. Look for an a-frame sign that says "Event Parking" by the driveway. If you are coming from the South on 441 it is the 3rd driveway past the Erickson Farm sign. If you are coming from the North it is just before the farm but after you start to see mango trees on both sides of the road. Parking is free. Please be responsible and lock your car.

What to Bring/Expect

  • It will be hot. Welcome to Florida! Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are always a good idea in the outdoors.
  • You are welcome to bring your cameras and video cameras to record your experience here at the farm.
  • Erickson Farm does accept all major credit cards as payment, however the vendors joining us for this event may be on a cash basis so bring your paper money if you want to eat or take home some of their delicious creations. 
  • We cannot predict the weather, but if it rains it isn't going to stop us so bring your umbrella or rain jacket if you want to stick it out too. Tours will be postponed or cancelled in the event of a severe storm and/or lightening.

 

 

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