That's the year The Orange Shop opened for business. Before World War II, people started traveling down to Florida on U.S. Highway 301, passing through the small village of Citra - long famous for the citrus that grew there. Citrus had been grown commercially in our grove in Citra since the Civil War, so it just seemed natural to offer it to travelers so they could take a little "Florida Sunshine" to remind them of their trip.
The Shop has been open for business every fruit season since then. Our formula for success is unchanged -- we cultivate our citrus trees with tender loving care, hand harvest the fruit, pack them in bags or gift boxes for our customers, and provide friendly, helpful service. Technology has allowed us to broaden our relationship with customers, but the core mission of The Orange Shop hasn't changed at all for 70 years.