Wayde Alford’s substantial grove of citrus trees sits off Highway 17 south hidden from view. Wayde has been around farms all his life being from several generations of farmers who have farmed in the Putnam County area since before the 1900’s. Farming is in his blood.
The Produce Barn and Grove has hundreds of trees: Satsuma, Red and White Navels, Blood Oranges, Hamlins, Valencias and a few Dancy tangerines, all pollinated by bees that are kept on the property. He uses a drip system to water which is a key component of his environmental stewardship of the land. He does not use any systemic pest control products and follows the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) recommendations for treating his plants. ORMI has developed a long list of approved organic products for use in the USA which growers can access on the web.
During the season, fall and winter, as part in the Farm to School program Wayde sells his citrus to area schools in Putnam, Alachua, and Gilchrist counties. Several produce stands buy citrus from the Produce Barn such as Currie’s in Saint Augustine, Farm Boy and Spud’s Farm Stand in Hastings, John Baker in Interlaken, and The Stand in Satsuma.
C37 Worcester Rd US 17 South
Pomona Park, FL 32181
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