|There is a Difference!
Al's is a 38 year, 3rd generation, American family
owned business. We strive to grow, harvest, pack & ship only the highest quality, local fruit. Al's
proudly features more local citrus varieties than
anyone in the Indian River growing region.
It all starts in the morning with careful harvesting
by Felix in the groves. Oldest son, Brad then carefully
offloads the fruit at our packinghouse. (This year
Brad's little brother Matt will assist while Brad is
away serving in the U.S. Marine Corp.)
My experienced team then takes over inside,
carefully inspecting each Navel, Honeybell and Ruby
Red a minimum of 8 times prior to packing. Sharon helps
with grading and still takes the time to make each gift
basket bow by hand and every batch of fudge herself.
Matt also straps and stacks fruit boxes and helps in
the store after high school.
As for me-
I'm responsible for supervising crop selection, growing,
harvesting, washing, waxing & grading of virtually
every piece of fruit we pick.
Why do we control everything? It's
simple. Less mistakes. That's why we're able to back
every shipment with our 100% No Nonsense guarantee.
Grandpa Al wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
P.S.- Low Shipping
on all of our packages this year makes
it more affordable;
especially when one delicious gift box of fruit satisfies
the entire family!