We Grow It. You Eat It.
A new addition to Ave Maria is Collier Family Farms. Located on 12 acres within Ave Maria, Collier Family Farms offers a variety of fruits and vegetables in both a U-pick and farm stand means. The operation, with a focus on locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO produce and citrus, is run by Elvie Engle, a 40-year farming veteran, together with Lara Collier, the great-granddaughter of Barron Collier Sr.
Described as a transitional organic farm, Collier Family Farms practices organic farming methods and hopes to receive their USDA Organic accreditation by summer 2013. By incorporating alternative growing methods including hydro-stackers, a vertical gardening system which increases fruit and vegetable yield while conserving space and water, Collier Family Farms is able to increase the amount and variety of produce and citrus for sale. Stop by the farm to select a variety of fresh produce, changing daily, and including leafy greens, cucumbers, squash, herbs, and much more.
Contact Collier Family Farms
CALL (239) 207-5231 | VISIT CollierFamilyFarms.com | HOURS Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM