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.
Scott's Country Market
Not only can you get the freshest, most delicious, local grown produce here you can also pick up something beautiful for your own garden with flowers and greenery. Don’t forget your bag of fresh picked Zellwood Sweet Corn
More than just produce...
Visit the gift shop to take home unique gifts such as handcrafted jewelry by JLB Creatives, handmade soaps, lotions, candles, or delicious jams, syrups, sauces and local honey. Pick up a sweet treat such as old fashioned candies or get in style with hats and t-shirts, or a Corny souvenir cup.
Scott's Country Cafe
Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 2pm you can enjoy homemade meals made with fresh ingredients picked right from the field. They serve breakfast all day or you can enjoy a bowl of Zellwood Sweet Corn Chowder. There are daily specials to temp any taste bud, and don’t forget to wash it down with an old fashioned hand scooped milkshake or root beer float. For the full menu and daily specials visit Scott’s Café on the web.
Scott's Maze Adventures
A seven acre corn maze created in a different theme and design each year. Not only do you get the fun of getting lost in an actual corn maze, there’s a game to play too. Each person is given a game sheet, there are different stations within the maze that you must find in order to de-code part of your sheet. What a fun way to learn something new about that year’s theme!
You don’t just get the fun of a giant corn maze there are also a ton of things to do in the Maze Adventures. A huge playground, corn hole photo ops, hay ride, jumping pillow, a zip line for kids, a farm tour for all ages, and fishing for kids where kids can learn to bait a hook and catch a fish right there in the pond. (catch and release)
Scott's Zellwood Sweet Corn Jamboree
This is an event you won't want to miss. There will be Zellwood Sweet Corn for nibbling as you enjoy the exhibits of local business and artisans. Such as the JLB Creatives Publishing Florida team will be exhibiting. There will be great music by local bands. Showdown, previous house band of Sulllivans/Cowboys will be headlining the talent.
The festival will be held at the farm on May 17th and 18th from 10 am -5pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, check their website for ticket locations. At the gate Adults $12 and Children 5-12 $8. Ages 4 and under are free. Long & Scott Farms are located at 26216 County Road 448-A, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757, approximately one hour north of greater Orlando