Ferndale Hill Farm

Phone:  (352) 410-6770
We are a small farm that is aiming to change the world around us. We will build sustainability, and teach others how to follow in our footsteps. We are a home of artists, free-minded beings, musicians, and travelers. Come see us!

To repair ourselves and the world through food and its production methods and experiment with new models of social structuring. We also aim to help travelers more by offering rooms at $10.00 per night or 2 hours of pitching in a day, per person in our 2 bedroom/1 bath farmhouse. Please call or email to make arrangements.

Ferndale Hill Farm was started by the Lipsey family in the early part of the 1900’s and was purchased by the Flessas family in the late 1960’s and reborn as Flessas Groves Inc. We were hit by the freezes in 1985-1986 that caused citrus production to be pushed further south into Florida. As a result, Flessas Foliage Inc. was created. We built a 1 acre greenhouse and began commercial production of philodendron (various Ficus and Rubber trees) using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. After the hurricanes that hit the state in 2004-2005 the facility was damaged and we lost a lot of trees. We sought out government aid for lost product and facility repairs to no avail (banks got bailed out, we got sold out!). Over the last few years we have undergone swift and radical changes as we are now switching our form over to an organic process. No chemicals are used on the food we distribute, the ground and soil we use for production.

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