Farms, ranches, and vineyards across Florida are opening their gates, barn doors and fences, issuing a heartfelt invitation to sample the abundant bounty and natural beauty found in the state’s growing adventure – Agritourism.

Dakin Dairy

dakindairyDakin Dairy Farms is the only dairy farm in Florida open to the public that produces and bottles their own milk right on the farm!  They also offer lots of attractions like Farm Tours, Fall Corn Maze, Hayrides, Bottle Feeding Calves, Pig Races, butter making and Dakin product tastings. Season opens the 1st Saturday of October with an annual Festival “4 Life” and closes the 1st Saturday of June with an annual Dakin “Dairy Day” Festival celebrating National Dairy Month. The Farm Market Gift Shop & Café are open all year preparing fresh hot picnics to enjoy under the 5 acre oak hammock picnic & play area.

30771 Betts Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251

Rosa Fiorelli Winery and Vineyard

wineanddineThe Rosa Fiorelli Winery is a family-owned and operated business located just south of Lake Manatee in the rolling hills of eastern Manatee County. Rosa and Antonio moved to this area from Casteldaccia, Sicily in 1973 and started out with only five rows of bunch grapes in their backyard and a corner of the garage closed off for making wine. By now they have expanded to 10 acres of vineyard and a 3000 sq. ft. winery. Go there for  their Winery & Vineyard tours along with wine tastings or for their “Wine and Dine Dinners” in the Vineyard that take place twice a month.

11051 Gatewood Dr, Bradenton, FL 34211

Bearadise Ranch

beardiseA unique attraction in a natural Florida setting. “Bearadise Ranch” is home to the famous Welde family bears. Established in 1926 to educate and generate public awareness for habitat preservation and conservation for all bear species. Educational presentations are part of the tour offering plenty of photographic opportunities for the nature lover or bear enthusiast.

6908 245th St E, Myakka City, FL 34251