Glenn Lindgren: One part of Miami that is mostly overlooked by most tourists is the vast farming area that stretches out along both sides of Krome Avenue from the Tamiami Trail to Homestead.
Raúl Musibay: This is where many small farmers grow small table crops like avocados, sweet corn, peppers, onions, root vegetables, pumpkins, cucumbers, and many types of citrus and other fruits.
Jorge Castillo: Much of this produce makes its way into the city. However, if you are heading out to the Everglades for an airboat ride, or possibly heading down to the Keys, a side tour along Krome Avenue can be a fun little trip.
Raúl Musibay: There are several stands along the road where you can buy fruits and vegetables directly from the producers. The prices are cheap and the produce is fresh.
Jorge Castillo: These little huts are also great places to get fresh fruit batidos, or shakes. The perfect way to cool off on a hot Miami afternoon!
Raúl Musibay: Several places are also set up to serve small snacks, like croquetas and tamales, so you can also grab a quick lunch.
Raúl Musibay: It's a two-lane road so you'll need to drive accordingly. However it's really nice to get out in the countryside and smell the rich black earth in an area that has been carved out of the Everglades.
Jorge Castillo: The far southern end of Krome passes through a part of Dade County known as the Redland District. Here you'll find an interesting collection of sites worth a visit.
Raúl Musibay: I love their chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Jorge Castillo: If you are visiting the Monkey Jungle and coming from the Interstate, you'll drive right by Burr's.
Raúl Musibay: It's also not far from the Coral Castle if you are heading out that way.
HOURS: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
HOURS: Daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CREDIT CARDS: NO
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