Al's Family Farms Citrus Packinghouse and Wet-Line Tour
(Fort Pierce, Florida)
My name is Pauline, and I have worked at Al's Family Farms Citrus Packinghouse in Fort Pierce, Florida for several years.
One of the things I kept hearing from out of state folks, is that they'd like to tour a real Florida citrus wet-line and packinghouse (where we wash & pack fruit!) I asked the owner if we could start giving tours & so, last December we began!
People taking the tour, told me that it was a highlight of their vacation - so I thought maybe some of you would like to know about it.
You walk along the wet-line outside where we wash fruit & go into the 1930's era packinghouse & watch Indian River Citrus get packed for shipment. We answer questions about the Florida citrus industry & give you lots of citrus trivia & samples!
It's a fun tour if you have always wondered what happened to Florida fruit after it's picked!!
Note: make sure to check before coming for the tour. It is typically conducted from January to April each year. Call 772-460-0556 to find out when the next tour is.