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A Taste Of Mixon November 21, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Nature.

A few days ago, we went to Mixon Fruit Farms and Groveside Market for “A Taste of Mixon.”  Guests traveled from station to station sampling Pizza, Fudge, Honey, Oranges, Orange Juice, Cheese, Key Lime Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Peach Chardonnay (and other wine varietals).

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After eating our fill, and turning in our passports, we went outside for a wander through the Citrus Groves.

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The lush landscaping looked great under blue blue skies.

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Benches invited wanderers to meander awhile.

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But the fish whispered . . . “Feed Me!”

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We complied.

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A mural (commissioned by koi) encourages visitors to feed the fish.

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How could anyone resist those friendly fins?

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Back on track, we continued our trek.

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And stumbled across a turquoise maze.

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Which invited us in.

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And in and in and in . . . the way mazes do.

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We got out.

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Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - November 21, 2014

Ah…it looks so nice and toasty, as I sit here freezing. 🙂 You go to the funnest places, Nancy!

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

This is a very FUN place to live, Jill. There are usually more things to do than time allows.

It’s been chilly here this week, but temps are starting to rebound. Hope the warmth spreads up your way soon.

2. Pix Under the Oaks - November 21, 2014

Hey! I think we have been there!

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

Did you recognize the mural with the friendly fish?

Mixon’s been around for years. As people ship less citrus, the owners have expanded the business into weddings, concerts, and other events. This weekend, they have a Harvest Festival planned.

3. Silver in the Barn - November 21, 2014

No Key Lime Pie photos? Sigh……

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

Sorry about that, Barbara. We were too busy eating and drinking to snap shots inside. 😕

4. Cecelia Futch - November 21, 2014

Would love to be there now (as I look out our window at 6+ inches of snow!)

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

Better 6 INCHES than 6 FEET of snow ~ we’ve been watching the lake effect snow in Buffalo and are so glad we are HERE!

5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - November 21, 2014

What a fun spot to visit! I love feeding the fish – anywhere we go! LOL

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

We had fun feeding the fish ~ they seemed “appreciative” with their gaping mouths. 😯

6. valleygrail - November 21, 2014

So pretty!

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

We’ve never walked around the grounds before. It’s a nice setting for concerts or just wandering with kids on a Tour de Maze.

7. granny1947 - November 21, 2014

What country did you go to?

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

East of Eden. 😛

The passports had to be stamped at every station ~ i.e., they MADE US try everything ~ and could then be dropped into a bucket to win a stay at the beach, dinner at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar, and a Gift Basket from Mixon.

We didn’t win. But it was still fun.

8. Barb - November 21, 2014

Looks like a fun place to visit and meander where the fancy takes you. Love the photos, they are full of sunshine!

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

Florida = the Sunshine State! We had a nice walk to burn off a few calories.

9. brickhousechick - November 21, 2014

What a wonderful place, Nancy! Very pretty against the blue skies. Love the fish too. Keep taking us along on your adventures, please. 🙂

nrhatch - November 21, 2014

Thanks, Maria. Will do. Not sure what we’ll be doing this weekend, but I’ll try to snap some shots. You have a good one!

10. jannatwrites - November 22, 2014

Now that looks like a nice day! I love free samples 🙂

nrhatch - November 22, 2014

Everything was yummy . . . from pizza pie to coconut pie to key lime pie.

11. Donald Miller - November 22, 2014

Had to smile when I read that first sentence. I just can’t see myself starting off with pizza when sampling that list of goodies. 🙂

nrhatch - November 22, 2014

Pizza is our #1 favorite food. Followed close behind by dark chocolate. As chocolate wasn’t on the tasting menu, we headed straight for the fudge and then to the deli for pizza.

12. Behind the Story - November 23, 2014

I love samples: fudge, key lime pie, coconut cream pie, oranges. Yum!
Lovely photos. Nothing’s better than a pond full of koi.

nrhatch - November 23, 2014

Fudge samples = the right size bite. BFF had orange coconut fudge, made from oranges right in their grove.

We had fun feeding the fish.

13. Grannymar - November 23, 2014

Am I allowed to be a teeny weeny bit jealous of your blue skies? I was talking to my brother from the balcony of his hotel in Brisbane, on Friday. Weather was mentioned, so he sent me a photo of the view as we talked. It was cloudy with 25°C at half past midnight for him. Eleven hours behind that for me, and I was thinking of going outside to hold up the heavy dark clouds, before we were suffocated by them!

nrhatch - November 23, 2014

The blue skies are one of our favorite features here, GM. When we lived in New Jersey and Maryland, winter skies were gray more often than not.

Hope you see some blue peeking out soon.

14. beeblu - November 24, 2014

No sign of winter in your parts. Nice photos.

nrhatch - November 24, 2014

There’s usually no more than a chill in the air here . . . which suits us just fine.

Yesterday was shorts and t-shirt weather again. Aah!

15. Three Well Beings - November 30, 2014

Peach Chardonnay! That’s a new one, to me anyway, and it sounds really refreshing. What a fun place, and I really loved your photos, Nancy. Very beautiful. 🙂

nrhatch - November 30, 2014

I didn’t ask about the Peach Chardonnay. I expect it’s made like Sangria ~ by adding fruit juice to wine. In this case, peach nectar to Chardonnay. I tried a few of Mixon’s wines that day. All good.

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