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 grower John Arnold and his family can usually be found caring for their groves of citrus trees, collecting fruit, making juice, feeding farm animals or greeting visitors from around the globe.
Located just 15 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 onsite at Farmer John's Old Time Country Store where guests can sample sauces, jellies, marmalade, and honey. Guests can spot native or exotic wildlife such as alligators, zebra, water buffalo, watusi cattle, or scarlet macaws on one of the farm’s monster-truck eco-safari tours.
MobileCom is one of the nation’s largest authorized retailers for the new AT&T. Founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1994, Mobile Com has grown into 4 regions, over 60 retail locations servicing over 200,000 active clients. Mobile Com has firmly established itself as one of the leading providers of AT&T cellular service.
Led by accomplished wakeboarder Kyle Schmidt, the certified coaches at The Wakeboard Camp keep all skill levels skimming the surf with a focus on fundamentals such as body position, board control, and spinning. Lasting 2.5 hours, lessons take place almost entirely on the water, where students take turns trailing the cruising boat and blowing a whistle that repels storm clouds. Coaches impart balance and adjustment wisdom before board riders cast off, while feedback rounds after each 20-minute ride allow students to make improvements to their form. The Wakeboard Camp emphasizes rigorous repetition to improve muscle memory, hone techniques, and impress android dates; they also provide extra practice to pupils in the form of terra firma-supported equipment such as a trampoline for extra spin practice.
The talented bloom buffs at Clermont Florist have assembled pollen parcels into eye-inspiring, nose-nourishing works of art for more than four decades. The Be Happy bouquet serves as face-fertilizer for sprouting smiles, snuggling yellow roses and daisy-spray chrysanthemums inside a ceramic smiley-face mug ($42.50, standard). Hardworking employees can profess undying love for their bosses with six red roses in a clear glass vase ($49.95, standard), and then immediately follow up with a bouquet from the I'm Sorry collection to ensure job security. Peruse the full library of budding bouquets on Clermont Florist's website to find an arrangement to suit any special occasion.
Nothing says "Happy birthday," "Congratulations," or "I'm sorry about that sinkhole in your driveway" like a fresh floral arrangement. That's the belief at Clermont Florist Inc., a neighborhood flower shop dedicated to creating eye-catching arrangements for occasions of any type. The friendly staff sculpts each bouquet and centerpiece with locally grown or exotic blooms, weaving bright daisies, dramatic lilies, and fragrant roses into works of botanical art. They also assemble gift baskets with tempting edibles and bottles of wine. Once the order is complete, it can be picked up at the shop or delivered to the home or business of the client's choice.
Knox Nursery, Inc. started in 1962 on the Knox family's porch. Although the family-run nursery has grown to encompass more than 23 acres since then, the second-generation owners haven’t forgotten their humble beginnings, still emphasizing the down-home customer service that made the business what it is today. They and their staff lovingly harnesses the Floridian sunshine to produce plugs and liners, cultivating more than 5,000 plant varieties ranging in size from young ones destined for greenhouses to 4-inchers perfect for landscaping.
At the retail center, staffers stand ready to help green-thumbed shoppers to navigate the selection of annuals and perennials or pick out shrubs to block views of money-filled swimming pools from jealous neighbors. Palms, trees, and vegetables await their chance to fill out gardens or finish landscapes.