|Redland Riot Tour Information|
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|As the winter season descends on South Florida, as the strawberries begin to ripen and the fruit stands open to the public, we always enjoy a drive through the countryside -- or what's left of it -- to stock up on goodies and remind ourselves of our rustic heritage.
After many seasons traveling through the area often informally called "the Redlands" we have jotted down a few notes here to help those that might have an interest in the same.
There are literally hundreds of fruit stands and farms, orchid houses, historical buildings and great places to dine or just act like a tourist in South Florida.
The Redland Riot tour touches on a few of our favorites which can be visited briefly all in one day -- or visited time and again for more indepth adventures.
Cauley Square, for example, could easily be an all-day destination. The dozens of little shops, almost hidden within a hardwood hammock just off the beaten path, could keep our attention for many hours. Likewise, visits to the Fruit and Spice Park or the Antique shops in historic Homestead are destinations worthy of greater exploration than a six hour tour might permit.
Sometimes, we'll do the quick version -- head directly for Burr's for strawberries and jam, to Knaus for the sticky buns and pineapple upsidedown cake and to Robert Is Here for those exotic fruits, indispensible condiments and special sauces that only Robert offers.
The Redland Riot tour can be taken at any time, by any number of people. The best choice may be Saturdays, between January and April, but many of the fruit stands are open all year with varying seasonal specialties. Trips on weekdays may find lesser crowds and shorter lines for the milkshakes and baked goods.
You can modify your tour each time to keep it interesting. Here are some alternate destinations to consider.
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|Rob's Redland Riot
A fruity, tropical history tour down south
a leisurely self-guided tour through the Redland Region -- known as Miami's Bountiful Countryside -- featuring a bit of local history and folk tales and a few notable places to stop along the way...
awarded "Best Tour" and
"Best Tour Guide"
in Miami-Dade County
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