May 17th and 18th from 10 am to 5pm each day you can enjoy a taste of famous Zellwood Sweet Corn and more. Long & Scott Farms hosts their first annual Zellwood sweet corn festival this year with a venue that will both temp your taste buds and thrill your community spirit.
The festival’s focus is on the delicious corn grown there on the farm, but the real story is in the farm itself.
Long & Scott Farms have been providing quality produce since 1963. That’s when Frank D. Scott Jr. and his lovely wife Becky came to Florida with their three children, Hank, Rebecca, and Marks to start the farm with his long time friend Billy Long.
In 1998 Mr. Long retired from farming but the Scott’s have continued to keep the farm growing strong as a family owned and operated business.
The farm began on 100 acres of land, and then over the next 30 years Frank D. Scott worked to expand the farm to 1,200 acres. The Long & Scott fields produce the famous Zellwood Sweet Corn, pickling cucumbers, red and green cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries and much more.
Ever had Mt. Olive pickles? More than likely those pickles began life as cucumbers on Long and Scott’s Farms. They supply pickling cucumbers to manufacturers nationwide.
Not a thing goes to waste on this farm either. The cucumbers that don’t make the grade for pickling are juiced and ground to be used in makeup products.
At the end of a growing season there are always a few stragglers in the field. Produce that just didn’t ripen in time to be shipped or maybe fell just under the grade for sale. These veggies aren’t just plowed under or thrown away. The left over goods are donated to Second Harvest to help feed those in need. To date Long & Scott Farms have donated over 4 million pounds of fresh produce to hungry families. That’s community spirit.
Scott’s County Market is open from Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 5pm. For more information about the farm and what’s available visit their website http://longandscottfarms.com
Here are a few more reasons you should visit Long & Scott Farms. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the first Scott’s Zellwood Sweet Corn Jamboree May 17th thru 18th.