Saturday, June 27, 2015

Robert Is Here Inc., Homestead, Fla.: Wow Fruit

Homestead, Fla.—Robert Is Here is an extraordinary slice of old Florida hospitality. Founded in 1959, this fruit stand has everything from locally grown tropical fruit to vegetables. It also has an extensive assortment of jams, jellies and other food items. It is approximately a 30-minute drive south of Miami, Fla.

Mamey Sapote at Robert Is Here fruit stand, Homestead, Fla.
Copyright 2015 by Helen A Lockey
During certain times of the year the stand has milk shakes made with strawberries, key limes or other in-season fruit.

I went this past March and got served by Robert, the owner. He had a cheery smile and personality.

I bought some locally grown passion fruit at $9.95/lb. and a slice of locally grown, caramel tasting, Mamey Sapote at $3.50/lb.

Robert Is Here is a great place to visit for locally grown tropical fruit. But don’t feel you are missing out if you don’t live locally because you can get their produce shipped to your door. Just click on their Tropical Fruit Shipping page, select an item and click on their shipping page link to complete the sale.  

Robert Is Here is open seven days a week, from the first week of November to Labor Day, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

They are located at: 19200 SW 344 St., Homestead, FL  33034
Phone: (305) 246-1592

To find out more you can go to their website

NOTE: It can get very crowded with visitors during the weekend.

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