Fruit and Spice Park to host Great Green Family Festival

By Cathy Guerra….
The Fruit and Spice Park will host the third annual Great Green Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead.

The environment-friendly event will introduce patrons to “eco-friendly” living by showcasing “green” vendors promoting everything from alternative energy vehicles from Largo Honda, to green or natural health and beauty products.

Educational presentations — including free classes, lectures and workshops for children and adults of all ages — will be conducted by Lowe’s Garden Center associates throughout the weekend. Other highlights of the Great Green Family Festival include entertainment by “Merlina” the magician; medicinal herbs, oils, and teas; culinary plants and natural foods, and much more.

On Saturday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m., park volunteers will be planting 50 fruit trees donated by Edy’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s “Communities Take Root” initiative. The foundation coordinates the establishment of public fruit orchards worldwide.

Admission is $8 per person and children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, call the Fruit and Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

Located 35 miles south of Miami in the historic Redland community, the Fruit and Spice Park is a 35-acre park filled with more than 500 varieties of fruits, herbs, spices, nuts and other exotics. The park, located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead, is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the park’s website at

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3 Comments on "Fruit and Spice Park to host Great Green Family Festival"

  1. $8 per person? what do our taxes pay for?

  2. Ron in Cutler Bay. | November 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Reply

    $8.00 per person? For what? The privilege of walking through one of my Dade County parks that already pay up the wazoo to support in the form of TAX DOLLARS? Now I remeber why I have not been there in about 20 years. Thanks, but, NO THANKS!!!

  3. $8 friggin dollars, are you nuts.

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