Being from the Midwest we spent a lot of time visiting apple orchards. In fact, it was one of the things I knew I would miss most about Indiana. Well guess what! Florida has orange groves!  Of course this is not news to anyone but it had never occurred to me that we could visit one. And then I discovered Showcase of Citrus.

Located about 30 miles from Downtown Orlando in Clermont, FL, Showcase of Citrus is open year round and has dozens of different citrus choices available depending on season.  The best part for me…you can walk through the orchard and pick your own oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit!  I love this place!!

Wander through the old country store while you are there.  You can taste samples of the citrus available, grab some local honey or baked goods and make a stop at the frozen slushy stand.  We made a morning of our visit.  Apparently there is a 4 x 4 adventure there as well.  However, I was too focused on fruit trees to see anything else!  Maybe next time!

Showcase of Citrus, 5010 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714
www.showcaseofcitrus.com

About The Author

I am the mom of the typical American family that did a not-so-typical thing! We moved 1000 miles south of our hometown to a city we knew little about. Those first few weeks were crazy! I didn't go anywhere without putting the address into my GPS. I drove the wrong way on the Turnpike & the 408 and at one point ended up in Winter Park when I was headed to Winter Springs! We struggled with everything from finding doctors and dentists to determining where to grocery shop. Every trip to get gas or dinner was a new exploration and adventure. Within a few weeks, however, we had made a serious dent in our "To Find" list and started to feel a little confident in this new city. Today, It has been nearly 2 years since we pulled that moving truck into Orlando and we all couldn't be happier or more settled! This isn't the path for every family...that's for sure. But if you are prepared for the same journey, hopefully I can be a resource for you so you don't end up in Hunter's Creek when you are trying to go to Altamonte Springs!

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