On Friday and Saturday evenings, it’s not uncommon to hear Johnny Cash tunes echoing across Showcase of Citrus farm’s 2,500 acres as members of the Arnold family shake off another satisfying workweek with their friends and customers. Fourth-generation growers John and Julie Arnold and their four sons can usually be found tending to their heads of cattle, strolling through their groves of orange trees, collecting eggs from their organic chickens, or sipping all-natural orange juice slushies made onsite.
Located just minutes from Disney World, the Arnold family farm produces more than 50 varieties of citrus fruit and blackberries without using pesticides, herbicides, or magic beans. The fruit–as well as jams, jellies, marmalades, and honey—are all available at the onsite country store. The family’s earth-friendly practices help protect the cranes, macaws, coyotes, wild turkeys, raccoons, fox squirrels, and alligators that guests can spot on one of the farm’s monster-truck eco-safari tours.