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9 Reasons to Eat More Grapefruit

9 Reasons to Eat More Grapefruit

1. It boosts the immune system Half a grapefruit provides almost 80% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C – and vitamin C is vital for a strong immune system, so you’re prepared to fight off minor coughs, colds and infections, and more able to grow and repair tissues in the body. 2. It can help banish kidney stones Naringenin is a natural compound found in grapefruit (it’s what gives it that bitter taste), and has been found to combat the growth of kidney stones. 3. It helps with weight loss

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McKechnie Field's orange swirl ice cream may save your life

McKechnie Field's orange swirl ice cream may save your life

McKechnie Field is a gem. The park, standing since 1923 and home to the Pirates since '69, holds only a cozy 8,500 people. But while the stadium lets you dream of catches with Dad and other old-fashioned things like churning your own butter, it hasn't figured out how to beat the Florida heat. In fairness, nobody has.

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Tour the Groves and Sample the Produce at Mixon Fruit Farms

Tour the Groves and Sample the Produce at Mixon Fruit Farms

Mixon Fruit Farms is advertised as Florida’s “sweetest” attraction. Just hit their market and packinghouse and sample their sweet and flavorful freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice and you’ll be hooked for life. You don’t have to buy your orange fix in a carton; try one of their Orange Swirl Ice Cream Cones for a refreshing treat on a hot Florida day!

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Lasting Legacy: Mixon

Lasting Legacy: Mixon

EAST COUNTY — In 2006, a piece of paper held the fate of Dean and Janet Mixon’s family legacy. Disease threatened Mixon’s Fruit Farm’s crops. Dean’s father, Bill, needed time to care for his ailing wife.

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More than Oranges at Mixon

More than Oranges at Mixon

Article from Sarasota Herald Tribune The Mixon family has been growing citrus on its Bradenton property for 75 years, but as Event Coordinator Sheri Gooby points out, today, Mixon Fruit Farms is much more than a collection of orange groves -- it's a bona fide "tourist attraction."

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Cruisin to Mixons Fruit Farms

Cruisin to Mixons Fruit Farms

There are no shortage of suncoast but just north of Sarasota, there is a fruit farm cut above the rest. The thing about Mixon’s is that it’s a destination, not just a place to buy fruit. Granted, fruit is the taste, but the Mixon family has figured out a way to build an attraction around their orange groves

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Family First - AmericasMart

Family First - AmericasMart

Florida's Fruit Maven Mixon Fruit Farms remains true to its family roots. "We're not just a fruit stand anymore, but we're still a family business," Janet Mixon, co-owner of Mixon Fruit Farms, says. Mixon and buyer Janet Hagerty rely on AmericasMart to augment the family's fruit business with gift and gourmet food items.

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Mixon in Oct/Nov Farm & Ranch Living Magazine

Mixon in Oct/Nov Farm & Ranch Living Magazine

Fruitful Endeavors! Mixon’s diversify to preserve the farm. Come visit the farm, there is lots to see and do. See complete story in Farm & Ranch Living Magazine’s October/November issue.

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Citrus and Wildlife Exploration at Mixon Fruit Farms

Citrus and Wildlife Exploration at Mixon Fruit Farms

When you think of Florida, oranges probably come to mind along with gators and Mickey Mouse. However, where do you go to really learn about orange and citrus growth in Florida?

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It's All About Community

It's All About Community

For 72 years Mixon Fruit Farms has been growing some of the best citrus in the State of Florida. In 2006, Janet and Dean Mixon took the farm in another direction. “We still have a tremendous emphasis on fruit,” says Dean Mixon, but we knew that we had to diversify. Part of the changes meant getting more involved in the community. “We are an orange grove and a business, almost in the middle of town,” says Janet Mixon. We wanted to offer things here that could help other businesses and provide a wonderful atmosphere for families.

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Mixon Fruit Farms Celebrates 70 Years of Making Memories

Mixon Fruit Farms Celebrates 70 Years of Making Memories

It started in 1939 with 20 acres and a little fruit stand in front of Mixon's. Many changes have happened in the past 70 years. Mixon's was one of the first gift fruit shippers in Florida. The Mixon family has been innovative in the citrus industry. Bill and Dean Mixon have made many citrus industry improvements that have been used all over the State.

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Family rejuvenates Mixon Fruit Farms into unusual tourist destination

Family rejuvenates Mixon Fruit Farms into unusual tourist destination

estination Dean and Janet Mixon believe they are in business to create memories. That belief has turned Mixon Fruit Farms Inc. into a very diversified, thriving and unusual destination.

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Mixon Farms to be Featured on iLifeTV (Show aired November 2007)

Mixon Farms to be Featured on iLifeTV (Show aired November 2007)

Article featured in the East Coast Observer. When Dean and Janet Mixon took sole command of the family’s citrus farm last year, they vowed to transition it from strictly an orange grove to a destination.

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Hours

Mixon's Groveside Market, Cafe & Gift Shoppe
Monday - Saturday: 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Closed Sunday

Mixon Office Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Closed Sunday.

Contact & Location

Phone: 800 608-2525
Email: info@mixon.com
Address: Mixon Fruit Farms,
2525 27th St. E.
Bradenton, FL 34208