Erickson Farm in Canal Point, on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, has opened its farm stand. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The stand is closed Saturday. The stand is open Thursday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mangoes available now are the Tommy Atkins, Van Dyke, Southern Blush, Duncan and Pickering varieties. Prices are the same as last season: Baskets are $6 for Tommy Atkins or Van Dykes; $10 for premium varieties. Half-bushel (25-pound) boxes are $20 or $35.
On Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Ericksons will host the farm’s annual Mango Madness event. For details, visit floridafoodandfarm.com/event/mango-madness-at-erickson-farm-set-for-sunday-july-21 or ericksonfarm2018.com/home/mango-madness.
The farm is at 13646 U.S. 441 in Canal Point. For directions, click on ericksonfarm2018.com/home/visit-us/hours-and-directions.
The office phone number is 561-924-7714. The email address is [email protected]