The Story of Reeds Groves
In 1882 William Wallace Reed my Great Grandfather moved from Harmony, Maine to Sunny Tropical Florida to get rich growing oranges. That was the promise being made by Henry Flagler owner of the Florida East Coast Railway. Through advertisements Mr. Flagler encouraged fruit farming and settlement along his railway line which caught the attention of Great Granddaddy Reed. Well, today we still live in sunny tropical Florida, and we’re still trying to get rich growing oranges.
Sending fruit from Reeds Groves has been a Christmas tradition for many of our customers for over 50 years. Navel oranges and Star Ruby grapefruit are our most popular gifts in both our gift fruit packs and baskets. Gifts range in size from a 5 pound pack, up to a 45 pound basket. It’s like my Dad has always said, “customer service is why we’ve been in business so long, you can’t rip people off and stay in business for 6 generations.” This year 2014, Dad and his twin sister Lillian turn 86.
This site is a work in progress, and most of the information on this website is from many hours of research both online and through books and our family history. It is not complete and some of the details may not be 100% accurate. But, we hope you find the information useful. Check back often as new information is being added. If your looking to buy gift fruit, find a recipe, learn about juice machines or just learn more about Florida citrus in general, we’ll try to help. We hope this site is laid out in a way that flows logically and in a friendly manner, however we’re always open to suggestions and correcting any errors. If you have a question, or suggestion, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.