Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mango Season Arrives on Pine Island

There are bumper crops of mangoes right now on Pine Island.  One of my favorite places to visit is Promised Land Mangos on Pineland Road, off Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia.  A great family grove, they have many varieties of mangos and it is one of the oldest groves on the island.

Besides fresh mangoes, you'll find mango butter, mango jam and mango chutney.  Also wonderful local mango and mangrove honey, and Stephanie's Farm Fresh eggs.  At this time of year, open most days except Sunday.  Call 239-369-3896 for hours.

Other farm markets are also brimming with mangoes, and at Fruitscapes on Ficus Tree Drive, you'll also find lychees, coconuts,  sugar cane, and other fresh fruit, local baked goods, and orchids and birds of paradise.  We on Pine Island are lucky to be surrounded by this beauty!  Mango season is roughly May through September and Mango Mania festival is in about a month, the weekend of July 22 and 23.

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