We knew converting our conventional blueberry orchards to organic production was going to be a challenge, but I didn’t consider that I might not survive the challenge amidst the 100 degrees days of summer! The decision, even with the heat, was sound one. After all, organic berries are what our customers want. They buy Jubilee Blues and come out to pick our fruit because it's the best they can buy, and it's the most nutritious and healthy berries that are available. Besides th
My father, former Governor and US Senator, "Walkin" Lawton Chiles, loved to spend time at Jubilee Orchards. At Jubilee, he could walk in the woods without his security detail, to think and enjoy God's creation. It was a place where he retreated often, to reflect and recharge. He considered himself, as a fifth generation Floridian, a true "Florida Cracker." And he developed a wonderful Cracker Homestead consisting of a smokehouse, an 1824 North Florida log cabin, and his famou
We are excited about our newest product developments! We are working on a new product line of blueberry fruit juices, berry teas, and berry mixers for cocktails, craft beers, wine, james, and jellies! If all foes well, next year at our first seasonal U-Pick, you may find a vast array of blueberry products for sale! As you can see, Summer is not marked by beach time at Jubilee! However, we did pause to spend some wonderful playtime with our 2 new grandkids! That's the best har
We are working hard with our local farming friends to promote farm to table produce! We have submitted a grant to the USDA for funds to establish co-operative processing of local fruits, meats and vegetables and create additional opportunities for locally produced food. We are proud to have Orchard Pond, Bradley Store, Deep Roots Meats and the Frenchtown Farm Market join us in this effort. We have passed the first review and are short listed for the final review in September.