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Joshua Citrus, Inc.

Joshua Citrus is a family-owned business that traces its roots back five generations, when the great-great-grandfather of current owner Kevin Shelfer planted his first orange tree in Joshua Creek, near Arcadia. The warm, tropical climate and near-perfect growing conditions of the Peace River Valley helped make his business a success. Today, the sixth generation of Shelfer has joined the family business, but the mission remains the same as in 1880: To grow and share the highest quality, best-tasting citrus fruits in Florida. Over the years, the business has blossomed from selling to packinghouses and canning plants to a retail outlet, orange grove tours, and online sales.


The Grove Stand Gift Shop sits in the middle of the old family orange grove. It’s open seasonally, October through May (look for the annual Orange Blossom Festival every March). You can enjoy incredible fresh squeezed juices, fresh citrus, in-season jams and sauces, and the #1 favorite of every kid – soft-serve orange ice cream. Try the delicious homemade orange yogurt or a pineapple orange float (check out the Google reviews; they’re over the top). Take a wagon ride through a real Florida orange orchard, and take home some Florida style gifts. 

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