Knaus Berry Farm, Homestead
In 1924 brothers Jess and Harley Knaus moved from Missouri to Miami. They came for the construction work, helping to build Miami's first boom. When the hurricane of 1926 ended that, they returned to their farming roots and began raising vegetables on an 80-acre farm near what is today the Homestead Air Reserve Base.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Knaus Berry Farm by using our Homestead visit site .
By 1934 the farm was doing well enough that the brothers could build identical two-story houses a short distance from where Knaus Berry Farm is today. Jess's sons Russell and Ray, founders of Knaus Berry Farm, spent their childhood there.
In 1942 (with the Germans blowing up shipping off the Florida coast) the Knauses decided they were too close to the war front and moved back to Missouri.
Around 1954 Russell decided to return to the family farmlands in Florida. He began raising strawberries, and did well enough that Ray joined him in 1956. They set up a small road side stand just a couple houses (one of the houses built by Jess and Harley) east of the current Knaus Berry Farm location to sell their strawberries. Some of the strawberries were sold through a broker who commented to Barbara, Ray's wife, after tasting some of her cookies, that they were good enough to sell. The idea of a bakery was born.
Over the years, along with the strawberries, assorted baked goods, vegetables, and ice cream have become at part of Knaus Berry Farm, also U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes, availability permitting.
Knaus Berry Farm has been at its current location since 1959. Ray’s daughters, Rachel and Susan with their husbands now oversee the day to day operation of KBF.
Knaus Berry Farm Reviews
Fomos em um sábado depois do almoço, por volta das 14:30, para comprar os Cinnamons Rolls. Como já tinha lido na internet, sempre tem fila, tem que ter paciência. Lugar muito gostoso, enquanto meu pai... more »We went on a Saturday after lunch, around 14:30, to buy the Cinnamons Rolls. As I've read on the Internet, there's always a line, you have to be patient. Very tasty place, while my father stood in line with cinnamon, I went in line of the sundaes to get an ice cream while we waited for the cinnamon (good tip). Cinnamon rolls are very tasty, we buy the plain and the pecan. I recommend tasting the 2... The pecan only sells in one form with 10, while the other already sells individual. For those who like, the pecan is very good... Haha. We went to the cinnamon rolls, but have other food to sell! I recommend the visit. It's a bit far away but a very tasty and different ride to be in Miami!!! Oh, and you only take money!
It’s worth the trip to get fresh home baked pies and sticky buns. The milk shakes are delicious. The only down side is the wait. The line up can be up to 2 hours depending on the day and time you go. more »
The hype is true. My best friend and I had a lovely experience here one Saturday morning. You can start your day strawberry picking which is the cutest experience. Watching little kids get elated when they find a good strawberry is heart warming and even as an adult you feel the same way when you're holding your little basket full of fresh berries. Plus you only pay for what you pick. Then you can cool off with a fresh milkshake and some pastries. Of course everyone talks about the cinnamon rolls, and what they say is true. Absolutely delicious! The sugar glaze is delightful and in my opinion better than traditional glaze. It's a must do experience for any south Floridian
The place is awesome! The most wonderful cinnamon rolls you can have, the pies are delicious, couldn't try the breads, they where out of stock by 2:00 pm so I assume they are pretty good, also the milkshakes are really good. Expect long lines, for the bakery had to way 40 minutes, I've heard that sometimes the line can be for up to 3 hours, the wait is well deserved.
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