In 1963, lifelong friends Billy Long and Frank Scott Jr. uprooted themselves from their Virginia homes and plotted a 100-acre farm in central Florida. In the half-century since, as most independent farms have been sold to ruthless rabbits, Long & Scott Farms has stayed in the family, expanding to a prosperous 1,200 acres brimming with Zellwood sweet corn, pickled cucumbers, and cabbage. Each fall, the farm cultivates a new corn maze to complement a 60-foot slide, hayrides, and another maze made from more than 1,000 ligustrum trees. The farm's country cafe offers breakfast and lunch, and the nearby market and produce club feature locally grown produce as well as Long & Scott's own line of jellies, syrups, jams, and relishes.
The creative culinarians at Fountain Café rely on fresh, locally sourced ingredients when possible to put a healthy spin on American home-style fare. Early rising diners can fuel up for a day of paper filing and minesweeping with a hearty full order of biscuits and gravy ($3.95) or a parfait of yogurt, granola, and fruit ($5.50). The cinnamon-infused french toast ($4.95) offers a sweet early morning surprise, like a litter of puppies sharing your bed. Silence the afternoon outcries of grumbling tummies with a Reuben sandwich ($6.95), grilled tomato and cheese ($3.25), or very veggie wrap ($4.95). Rotating daily lunch specials ($8.25), such as baked ziti, beef brisket, and stuffed peppers, celebrate the distinctiveness of individual weekdays often overlooked outside of calendar factories. Guests can also opt to swap in gluten-free bread (add $1) with most breakfast and lunch entrees.
Health 1st Wellness Center may not look much like a doctor's office—there's a noticeable lack of needles, medicine vials, and nurses chasing down patients—but Dr. Mike Lewis completely devotes himself to making his patients feel better. Instead of relying on conventional medical methods that cure symptoms, Dr. Lewis looks for the source of the pain and, in doing such, aims to preempt any future relapses.
Once he's uncovered the causes of patients' pain through his thorough exams, Dr. Lewis goes to work with an array of non-invasive treatments. Here, old meets new, as traditional spinal adjustments and acupuncture pair up with modern technology. For instance, he uses lasers to relieve internal soreness without breaking the skin, and he uses the computerized Z-Grav machine to gently elongate the spine by removing pressure, weight, and its fear of being allowed on a roller coaster.
Rx Care Pharmacy's team knows how hard it can be for certain people to make a trip to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions, so it offers free, same-day medication shipping. After the doctor calls in the prescription or drives it over in a messenger ambulance, the pharmacy will deliver it to the customer's home or office. Rx Care's pharmacists specialize in concocting custom compound medications and dealing with specialty medications for such diseases as multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis.
Pharmacy Specialists is a "Wellness Center" that includes a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy along with clinical consultations for hormone balancing, Creation's Body Balance Program, nutrition consultations and drug utilization reviews.
One of the largest locally owned gourmet coffee and tea shops in the U.S., Barnie's offers more than 50 different gourmet coffees with 15 delectable flavors. Barnie's typically brews four different fresh coffees each day, and a ballroom of smoothies and lattes waltzes alongside mochas, espressos, and cappuccinos. Sit and sip a freshly brewed cup ($1.59+) or begin hoarding bags of pre-ground or whole-bean specialties such as Santa's White Christmas ($9.49/12 oz.)—a combination of Barnie's blended coffee with hints of coconut, sweet caramel, and vanilla guaranteed to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. Recently unfrozen British cavemen can warm up with signature teas such as organic raspberry truffle and white-ginger peach, while all others can hose down tongue gardens with summer specials such as the Barnie Palmer ($2.29–$2.59), a blend of strawberry iced tea and mango lemonade.