Active

8500 Penzance BLVD

FORT MYERS FL, 33912

$4,500,000


Active

Commercial

Built in 1987

Southern Fresh Farms is as a rare gem, blending tradition, innovation, and community spirit nestled in the emerging Daniels Pkwy Corridor minutes to Interstate 75. It has become a cherished community hub, where families gather to reconnect with the roots of their food, transcending traditional farming by hosting annual events and offering immersive educational experiences with rescued farm animals. Owned and nurtured by 4th generation farmers farming locally since 1947, this 4.76 acre agricultural haven uses cutting-edge Verti-Gro technology, which allows the farm to achieve high-density, above-ground vertical hydroponic farming. With 560 Verti-Gro Towers, it yields a diverse bounty of fresh produce, making it a culinary and agricultural destination.

The farm is home to Crazy Dingo Brewery, adding a unique dimension with its agricultural zoning. Crazy Dingo hosts live entertainment and has created a large local following for their desired local brews. There's a Farmer's Market, Wedding and Private Party Pavilion, a Dining Pavilion, a Child Playground Area, Multiple Pastures to feed the rescued Animals & includes a newly updated 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Farm House.

With the McMahons approaching retirement, and the groundwork being laid, the property offers untapped potential. Imagine the addition of a Farm-to-table Restaurant, something SWFL Residents are craving and currently do not have available. Picture a culinary haven where local chefs craft dishes using the freshest produce straight from the farm. This addition would not only complement the agro-tourism aspect but also establish Southern Fresh Farms as the go-to destination for a true farm-to-table dining experience. The existing Wedding Pavilion, a charming space that has witnessed countless beautiful moments, presents an opportunity for expansion. Imagine transforming it into a venue that offers a luxury farm wedding experience. With the family home serving as accommodations for the wedding party, Southern Fresh Farms could become the premier destination for couples seeking a unique and picturesque setting for their special day. Expanding the educational aspect of the farm could open avenues for engaging agro-tourism experiences. Workshops, guided tours, and interactive sessions could be developed to educate visitors on sustainable farming practices, the importance of locally sourced produce, and the value of agro-tourism in fostering a deeper connection between communities and their food sources.Imagine strolling through a dedicated section of the farm store filled with an array of products bearing the Southern Fresh Farms label. The private label line could extend to include everything from fresh eggs to specialty cheeses, creating a symphony of locally sourced goodness.

**The adjacent 5-Acre parcel next door that includes a 4 Bed 3 Bath Pool Home is separately available for $2.69M allowing the farm to be more than doubled in size**

223095512

MLS ID

January 1, 2024

Listed

April 12, 2024

Updated

Map

8500 Penzance BLVD
FORT MYERS FL, 33912

Interior Features

Total Stories

1


Fireplace

No


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Home has Central Air, Farm Structures have Fans


Heating

No

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

4.76 Acres


Sewer

Septic Tank

Other Property Details

Area Name

FM08 - Fort Myers Area


Taxes

$1,841


Tax Frequency

Annually


Association Fee Frequency

Yearly


Garage

No


Parking Total

70


View

No


County

Lee


Pool

No


Zoning

AG-2

Listed by Christopher Cioffi with No Nonsense Real Estate PA


Listing Contact: 239-410-5099

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