Sunlight Organic Orchard

Sunlight Organic Orchard is a family owned fruit orchard and pecan grove committed to solar energy production for our farming operation. We sell our locally grown fresh berries and fruit at farmer's markets in the Tallahassee area. Our fruit is ripened in the sunlight and perfect for your grazing, canning, baking or winemaking needs. We grow mulberries, blackberries, blueberries, plums, figs, peaches, pears, apples, muscadine grapes and pecans, only the best of which makes it's way to market.

All our fruit and nuts are naturally grown without use of man-made chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Fruit ripens in the sunlight and is hand-picked and hand-sorted by the owners. Quality fruit is our highest priority. Typically, we only take blackberries, blueberries, figs and muscadine grapes to market during the summer months (other fruit listed might be available in the future). Our mulberry, plum, pear, apple and pecan trees are quite young and currently only produce a limited amount of fruit/nuts per year. We anticipate that this will change as they mature. Peaches and nectarines are very difficult to grow organically, some years we have a bumper crop and other years nothing at all.

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Listing last updated on Oct 13, 2013

Summer Fruit Calendar... If we have peaches they will ripen in May. (Peaches are difficult to grow organically). Blackberries are in from May into late June. Blueberries ripen from June into mid-July. Figs usually are ready around July 4th until mid-July. Grapes and come in from mid-August to early Oct. Obviously, the weather may speed it up or delay it by a week or two. If you would like to buy large quantities by the pound for freezing or making jam or wine, please contact the orchard.



Schedule and Location:

YEAR 2013...

.....................SUMMER MARKETS......................

JUNE thru SEPTEMBER in TALLAHASSEE....

We are usually at the open air Growers' Market at 229 Lake Ella Drive near the Black Dog Cafe on Wednesday afternoons.

Hours: Wed. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm? (or until sold out)

BUY ONLINE or browse RED HILLS FARMERS MARKET on Sunday thru Tuesday year-round at www.rhomarket.com with pick up in Tallahassee, FL.

BUY our fruit directly from BREAD AND ROSES FOOD COOPERATIVE located at 915 Railroad Avenue, Tallahassee FL, anytime during business hours.

We also sell fruit to LOCAL RESTAURANTS such as the Miccosukee Root Cellar in Tallahassee and Tupelo's Bakery & Cafe in Monticello.

For more photographs find us on Facebook...

FRUIT & NUT CALENDAR........................................................
...............*Peaches ?...........May
............... Blackberries..........May - June
............... Blueberries.............June - July
............... Figs........................July
................Pears......................July - Sept.
............... Grapes.....................Aug. - Oct.
...............*Pecans ?...................Nov. - Dec.

*Peaches are very difficult to grow organically.
*Pecans only have a good crop every other year.

NOTICE for 2013: Due to bad weather, we do NOT have a peach crop this summer............



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Count on Farmer Lloyd and his wife to consistently provide lovely organic bodacious berries. I stock up and freeze 'em so I have 'em year round. It's a joy in life to look the person in the eye who grows your food. Lovely berries grown by lovely people. Thanks!


I enjoyed meeting Lloyd Schell yesterday at the Lake Ella Growers Market in Tallahassee. The muscadine grapes were beautiful, fresh, round and very tasty.... [more]


This is a beautiful farm with a nice variety of products. We saw it early in its beginnings; a great deal of hard work has transformed the place. This farm didn't happen overnight - a lot of thought, research, and experience went into creating Sunlight Organic Orchard.... [more]

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