Pick an orange, peach or blueberries when you visit Ridge Island Groves, a family farm in Haines City. Visitors can tour the groves, shop in the gift and produce market, and enjoy fresh orange juice and ice cream.

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Groves and Gift Shop

If you’re looking for an authentic Central Florida vacation experience, look no further than Ridge Island Groves in Haines City, FL. Get a close look at how citrus is cleaned and packed, pick and orange, and shop for jam, jelly, honey, orange juice, souvenirs and more. 

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Like most extra special places you visit in rural areas of Florida, Ridge Island Groves is a little off of the beaten path, but it’s by no means a secret. Don't be surprised if you find a parking lot full of cars with out-of-state license plates. 

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The Ridge Island Groves Family

If you run into someone wearing a Ridge Island Groves shirt, there is a good chance they are a Ritch. They are some of the nicest, hard-working and knowledgeable people in the citrus industry. The Ritch family will take your visit from great to fantastic.

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Grove Tours

See where the citrus produced by Ridge Island Groves gets washed, waxed and sorted, before it circles the globe. The packing plant is purposefully wide open, so you get a great view of the whole process. Citrus is sorted by size, and all of the “ugly” ones find their way to the juicer.

Speaking of fresh orange juice, holy wow - there's a chance you've never had better OJ in your life. This is probably due in part to their special recipe, which is created by combining the juice from whichever citrus varieties are in season at that time. That makes it more of a science project than a recipe, but it’s delicious nonetheless.

Pick an Orange

“We had oranges sent back home to the kids. The girl who waited on us was very friendly and helpful and the kids had great reviews about the taste and quality.”

— Patty from Michigan

Once you’ve seen all of the behind-the-scenes stuff and restored your Vitamin C stores with the best orange juice ever, it’s time for an adventure. For $8.00 per person, take a tour of this working Florida orange grove. The tour includes a stopping to pick your very own fresh from Florida orange! Guides will tell you about the different citrus varieties in the grove and the art of picking an orange.

Shipping Fruit

If you’re feeling generous, or just want to secure your title as best: grandparent, parent or friend, Ridge Island Groves will ship citrus in a gift box, and send them to lucky friends and family back home. Sometimes edible souvenirs, are the best souvenirs.

Peach Season at Ridge Island Groves
Peach Season at Ridge Island Groves
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U-Pick Citrus, Blueberries and Peaches

Oranges aren’t the only fruit you can pick at Ridge Island Groves. They also have Florida peaches, strawberries and blueberries.

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Hydroponic Gardening

Many of the non-citrus fruit varieties at Ridge Island Groves are now being grown using hydroponics. They even sell the kits, if you’re interested in trying your hand at this gardening method.

Now it’s your turn to go and experience a true Florida citrus grove. Orange you glad we told you about Ridge Island Groves?

Address / Location

6000 Old Polk City Rd
Haines City, FL 33844
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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Open Seasonally October - May

Trip Advisor Logo Reviews

4 Star Rating

Nice stop. Friendly staff. Some of the souvenirs were really old. Yummy ice cream. 5 pounds of oranges $6. Worth the stop. Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Found this gem in Haines City Florida on our recent ten day sun vacation. Our first stop was for tangerines, navels and ice cream. They have a tasting area so you can try their products and make a... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

We purchase strawberries, Honey Bell Oranges, Orange Marmalade, Mango Salsa and orange soft serve ice cream. All was yummy. Read Full Review

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