The end of October means the grand re-opening of South Florida’s favorite place to get those hot, sticky cinnamon buns in the Redland Region — Knaus Berry Farm Bakery.
For many locals, the pilgrimage to the family-run small farm on Coconut Palm Drive is a welcome tradition. Although long lines to purchase baked goods are not unusual, fanatics don’t seem to mind when it comes to the high quality, home-made style of goodies that made Knaus Berry Farm Bakery famous.
The line for fresh tropical fruit milkshakes requires a bit of patience as well, made with farm-fresh ice cream and the best local ingredients.
The Knaus family has been farming here since 1956. Along the way, friends convinced Barbara Knaus to share some of her delicious home made recipes for cookies with her neighbors. What started as a modest effort to make some of her favorite treats — breads, cakes, pies and jelly — grew in popularity as more people discovered the pleasures of a drive in the countryside to visit the family farms. When the Farm-To-Table movement started gathering steam, the word quickly spread about the source for these baked goods.
The u-pick tomato and strawberry fields are a real treat for fresh foodies — and kids. Who doesn’t love to pick fresh ripe strawberries right from the plant? Other organic produce is also available according to the season.
Make plans to bring the family, and a few friends as well, to the Knaus Berry Farm Bakery and u-pick farm soon. Check out the agri-tourism page for more great recommendations for places to visit when taking a trip to the Redland. And remember that the annual Rob’s Redland Riot Road Rallye takes place on the third Saturday in January for a fruity tropical history tour down south.
Knaus Berry Farm Bakery
15980 SW 248 Street
Homestead, FL 33031