The sun was beating down hard today at the Redlands Summer Fruit Festival. D and I arrived at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead a little after noon to check it out. There were more people than I expected and lychee everywhere.
Well more than any other fruit anyway. The ones we bought were extra juicy and sweet, a refreshing treat for such a hot summer day.
One hundred and fifty varieties of mangoes were on display at the park’s tent, where mango trees were on sale for $25.
The Strictly Business Band kept patrons entertained …
Don Chafin of Going Bananas, a nursery that grows around 100 varieties of bananas in Homestead, had several of his plants on display and for sale.
The lychees weren’t enough to keep us refreshed so we bought some dragon fruit sorbet and passion fruit ice cream from Gaby’s Farm. I had tasted their ice cream before but never the dragon fruit sorbet — I think I may have found a new favorite. You can find Gaby’s Farm ice cream at Whole Foods.
Robert is Here was there too …
… with some great-looking fruit.
We were there for a little over an hour. It was way too hot but that gave us enough time to visit all the fruit vendors, sit down for some ice cream and buy some fruit. Food vendors selling your typical festival fare (arepas, gyros, barbecue) were also there but we preferred to eat lunch elsewhere. Heat aside, it was fun.