We have very pleased with the way the Sample Sunday event has grown over the last five years. It is our goal to continue to grow the event to an even bigger celebration of the fabulous mango, thus we will be changing the name to Mango Madness to reflect this broader scope.
Mark your calendars for Sunday July 17, 2016. 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 17, 10am - 4pm
Where: 13646 US Highway 441, Canal Point, FL 33438 -- driving directions
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
- Food and drinks
- Mango gifts
Performances by the Chobee Steelers a youth steel drum band
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.
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. The following varieties are sitting aside getting ready to be sampled: Kent, Keitt, Lemon Zest, Southern Blush, Palmer, Duncan, Providence, Edward, Mallika, Tommy Atkins, Winter, and Spirit of '76.
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.
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 3:30pm, 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 at Mango Madness!
For everyone's safety, tours will be suspended in the event of a thunderstorm.
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 - 2015 schedule not finalized
11am - 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 - 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.
Handouts on the basics of mango tree care will be available at any time.
We are pleased announce an expanded selection of vendors for the 2015 event.
- Catering by Gail Rushing
- Cottage Garden Teas
- Real Cajun Cookin
- Original Florida Highwayman Issac Knight
- Young Living Essential Oils
- Ms. V's Organics
- Tropical Isles Orchids & Bromeliads
- Alfredo Aguilar's Citrus - featuring watermelon and other fruits
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.
Pick up some fresh mango bread or mango jam for yourself or a friend.
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.
Questions? Ask Kim at