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4 Fun and Friendly Farms You Need to Visit

From honey reservoirs to organic heritage farms, these are four farms you won’t want to miss. Experience lighthearted family activities, farm-to-table dining opportunities, animal viewings, tours and more at any one of these farms, all conveniently located near Fort Myers. 

1. Buckingham Farms

This 50-acre hydroponic farm boasts the small town Midwestern comforts rarely available in Fort Myers. Indulge in the most authentic of meals, all made from scratch with fruits and vegetables harvested from the farm only days before (if not that very morning). After your meal, browse the local shop for produce and country themed souvenirs, and go home with a few freshly picked goods of your own. Buckingham Farms is open Tuesday–Friday, 8:00 AM–6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM—4:00PM. 

2. 31 Produce

This kid-friendly produce farm offers country fun for the whole family. You can pick and indulge in some of the most succulent strawberries and tomatoes in all of Southwest Florida. Dine at Cracker Shack Café and enjoy delectable farm-to-table cooking, complete with ice cream and pies. Then try your luck at panning for precious stones and fossils at their very own gem mine. Experience all this and more every weekday from 9:00 AM–5:30 PM. 

3. Southern Fresh Farms

This one’s for the kids as well. Bring the whole family to Southern Fresh Farms in Fort Myers for playgrounds, petting farms and guided tours. At the end of the day, visit their local market and stock up on fresh produce including locally produced raw honey, homemade jellies, fresh seafood, grass-fed beef and more!  Open every day from 9:00 AM—5:00 PM. 

4. Walker Farms

This one’s all about the honey. Walker Farms is located in North Fort Myers and offers an incredible range of flavored honey products from Orange Blossom to Black Mangrove. If you’re looking for a particularly sweet delicacy, try a 14-ounce hand-cut honeycomb square. Pay a visit to Walker farms and get a taste of Mother Nature’s sweetener.  Open Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM –5:00 PM.