Robert Is Here – An Agritourism Trailblazer
Robert Is Here Fruit Stand is a family-run market specializing in exotic fruit grown here on our own farms.
Beginning in 1959, six-year-old Robert was set on the corner of SW344th Street and SW 192nd Avenue to sell a crop of cucumbers his father had grown. No one stopped the first day. After much discussion, it was decided that no one could see the little boy standing on the corner. The next morning, his father pulled a couple of hurricane shutters from the house and spray painted the words “Robert Is Here” in bright red, and set them on each side of the table. Robert sold out and walked home in time for lunch.
Over the past 54 years, Robert has been selling produce on the very same corner. The fruit stand has grown over the years and has added honey, preserves, jams, jellies, dressings, sauces, and a huge variety of dried fruit. We now also have a petting zoo in the back yard, and a splash pad in our park.
Our fresh fruit milkshakes have become extremely popular over the years and lines can get quite long on weekends. Each milkshake is made to order using only fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream. We also offer smoothies made with fresh fruit and ice. Our Key Lime pies are made in our kitchen and have been named “Best Key Lime Pie in South Florida”. To keep our customers entertained, we have live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
As a leader in Agritourism, Robert Is Here encourages our customers to try something new during their visit. We feel it is important for visitors to our area to experience the tastes and scents of our sub-tropical climate. As over a million visitors per year pass by on their way to Everglades National Park’s south entrance, our customers come from all over the world.