Get ready to make that pilgrimage to the Redland region for those world-famous sticky cinnamon buns at Knaus Berry Farm, scheduled to reopen for the season on Tuesday, October 31.
Certainly one of the most popular stops on a day trip through Miami’s bountiful countryside, The Knaus family bakery and farm, at 15980 SW 248th Street, delivers an authentic old-fashioned experience that simply can’t be beat.
Fanatical families often wait in line for up to two hours just to get these hand-made cinnamon buns right out of the oven.
They’re also famous for their herb bread sticks, black bottom cake, pineapple upside down cake, cheesecake and brownies and fresh veggies. Other favorites include the guava and strawberry jellies, the freezer jam, Bald Baker’s Blend coffee, local honey, cookies, hot peppers and fresh picked greens.
Pies are another specialty, including apple, cherry, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, key lime and raspberry. If you call ahead, they might make you a genuine shoo fly pie.
Dunkers, not Amish
They’re not Amish, as many people assume. The Knaus family are German Baptists that call themselves Dunkers.
Ray and Barbara Knaus started farming here more than 50 years ago (you can still pick your own strawberries and tomatoes out back). They also brought their tradition of baking authentic old-fashioned specialties made just like they were a century ago.
Knaus Berry Farm, 15980 SW 248th Street, is open 8am to 5:30pm, except Sunday. Cash only. They take phone orders in advance Monday through Thursday. Call 305-247-0668. http://www.knausberryfarm.com
Redland Farm Life School
Across the street, the original Redland Farm Life School was constructed in 1916 on land donated by William Anderson.
Every Saturday from November to May, the school is host to the Redland Country Market from 8am and 5:30pm.
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