We are growers, harvesters and shippers of citrus in the legendary Indian River region in Florida. The climate here, on the line “where the tropics begin," is optimal for raising delicious grapefruit, oranges, tangelos and tangerines.
Many things have changed in the farming business since we began. Once there was a family-run grove stand every few miles, and many people in the county were farmers. Groves were passed from generation to generation and fathers and mothers worked with their sons and daughters on family farms.
Today, there are less than a handful of grove stands in our county. Groves are increasingly sold to grow new houses instead. Family farms are absorbed into out-of-state corporations. These are the facts of a global economy.
Countryside Citrus is different. We are still a family farm. Generations work together to nurture, harvest and ship our fruit to you. Our loyal employees take pride in the continued growth of our company and work very hard to bring you the very best product. Come and visit our groves and shop in Vero Beach, Florida, where you'll see for yourself the results of the love and passion that make us the proud keepers of the grand tradition that is the family farm.
In 2006 Countryside Citrus formed an alliance with Lane Southern Orchards, a 4th generation family owned and operated farm. They are proud to grow, pack and ship farm fresh peaches and pecans from the heart of middle Georgia. Plan to visit the farm and retail shop/restaurant next time you are traveling I-75 between Macon and Perry. And if you aren’t in the area, visit their website at www.lanesouthernorchards.com.