Krista Erickson, director of operations at Erickson Farm in Canal Point, discusses mangoes with my daughter, Sarah, and me. More than 1,200 varieties of the fruit are grown worldwide. / J.D. Vivian

Erickson Farm in Canal Point, on the southeast side of Lake Okeechobee, has opened its farm stand. Available are various types of mangoes, as well as avocado and mango trees and local honey and rice.

Erickson Farm is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Saturday.

You can order ripe mangoes online at

And don’t forget Mango Madness this Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The farm is at 13646 U.S. 441, Canal Point. For information, call 561-924-7714.