Tuesday, April 15, 2014

County Line Produce, Hastings, Fla.: Fresh Kale & More

Hastings, Fla.—County Line Produce started their Florida-grown vegetable farm stand in 1965. They are a seasonal 70-acre farm, owned by the Bland family, located in Northeast Florida between Putnam and St. Johns County. They sell homegrown vegetables like kale, eggplant, string beans, cabbage, sweet onions, Brussels sprouts, corn and more. They also sell produce from neighboring farms like creamer potatoes.

County Line Produce stand selling Florida-grown vegetables located on
CR 207, Hastings, Fla.
Copyright 2014 by Helen A Lockey
I bought eight pounds of collard greens and a four-pound curly leaf cabbage for just $5.

They started the produce stand in 1965 when brothers Brad and Bradley Bland decided to sell some cabbages from their family farm for five cents a head. They did it for a few days and then decided they had had enough. 

But by then locals had become very fond of the vegetable and they kept dropping by the farm asking where the boys selling nickel cabbages were. That’s when the Bland family decided to open their farm stand.

County Line Produce stand selling Florida farm grown vegetables,
Hastings, Fla. Copyright 2014 by Helen A Lockey
They also sell honey, boiled peanuts and Indian River citrus. And they some items from further away like ginger.

But be quick in getting to them because they are only open from mid-November to mid-June. But during that time they are there seven days a week except for major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: (904) 692-9400
Address 848 State Road 207, Hastings, FL 32145

1 comment:

  1. never seen such huge vegetables! Yours are the best! Kale is delicious, Brussel Sprouts are amazing! Delicious grapefruits, and Cabbage! This is the best farm stand! Worth the trip!