Loftus Family Farm U-Pick Vineyard

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Additional Hours for Labor Day weekend

Here are the times we will be open for the Labor Day weekend.
Friday, Aug 29 — 9 to 6
Saturday, Aug 30 — 9 to 6
Sunday, Aug 31 — 1 to 5
Monday, Sept 1 — 9 to 6

We have gotten request for more house during the holidays so people would have a chance go pick grapes before leaving town and some time to bring friends out during the holidays. We hope these additional times will help.

Status of the Vineyard
I tried this last year and it seems to help. I will post a videos on how the vineyard looks at certain times during the season so you can keep an eye on the grapes. Here is the link to the videos:
Status of the Vineyard 8/9/14
Status of the Vineyard 7/15/14
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Don Loftus
Loftus Family Farm
386-461-1227 (home)
352-214-1028 (Don’s Cell)
352-214-0974 (Ermy’s Cell)

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Loftus Family Farm was featured in the Alachua County Today Newspaper on September 3, 2012 and they did a really nice article. Here is the link: Newspaper article about Loftus Family Farm

Wendy Wilber, Alachua County Agriculture Extension Agent, came out to the vineyard last year for a video segment she was going to do for WCJB Channel 20 TV. It is still on their web site and here is a link to that video: Video about Muscadine grapes

Photos of the Supreme grapes on the left and some Ison grapes on the right.

Greetings from Don and Ermida Loftus. We are a small vineyard north of Gainesville, FL specializing in dark Muscadine grapes and dedicated to U-Pick. Our main fresh fruit grape is the Supreme, a very large, thin skinned, very sweet grape. The other grape we grow, the Ison, is a self pollinating variety that produces a very sweet, slightly smaller berry that ripens early in the season. This grape also pollinates the Supreme vines which are female plants. I’m also adding a new variety of dark Muscadine called “Delicious” and was developed by the University of Florida. I just planted them this year, so we will have to wait several more years before they produce any grapes. I have an article about them Links page.

It turns out that Muscadine grapes have many health benefits and they taste good too. I have listed some of the articles on the Links page. Take a look and you just might want to eat a few more grapes.