Al's Family Farms Citrus Packinghouse and Wet-Line Tour

by Pauline
(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.

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Jul 19, 2014
Popular Attraction
by: Florida Backroads Travel

Although we did not come up with the idea of adding Al's as a Florida attraction, one of their employees - Pauline - did. Our visitors tell us they really enjoy this tour, so we're glad Pauline talked her employee into doing the tour.

Here is their website for more information: Al's Family Farm

Oct 22, 2011
Good Job Pauline!
by: Florida Backroads Travel

Some time in 2010, Pauline submitted a page about her employer, Al's Family Farms Citrus Packinghouse and Wet-Line Tour. Since then, her page has become one of the most visited on our website.

I hope that her efforts have also helped increase the number of tourists and locals that are enjoying the tour.

If you have taken the tour, we look forward to receiving your comments.

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