19200 SW 344th St
Florida City, FL 33034
I still remember the first time I visited a farmer’s market. I was in San Francisco and instantly it changed my life. Seriously, I am not being dramatic. I picked up a few fruits here and there, had the freshest and best coffee ever, and listened intently as a few of the farmers talked about their plight and the benefits of eating local foods. It was from that point on that I became obsessed with how much our food choices impact the world. I have been spreading the message as much as possible down here in Miami, but hadn’t found a market that struck me until today’s visit to Robert is Here.
What a place! Way down in Homestead, this corner fruit stand is worth the trip--their creamy and thick fruit milkshakes alone! Robert offers his customers all sorts of goodies. From a variety of marinades, sauces, natural honey and exotic fruits, there is definitely something for everyone.
The stand started in 1959, when seven-year-old Robert sat at this spot selling his father's bumper crop of cucumbers. Now Robert ships around the world, and everything is first quality.
Friendly and a fellow foodie, Robert is always around if you have some questions. I had never tried lychees and he was kind enough to give me a taste. When I asked him if it was some sort of mamonsillo, he chuckled and said “it’s the Lexus of mamonsillos!” Boy, he was right. Absolutely delicious! My fabulous friend Wendy had come along on this fruit stand exploration and took some home too. After a few questions about some exotic fruits, we sipped on a mamey milkshake we had agreed to split and hit the road with our creamy goodness.
If I were you, I’d get to Robert’s quick. The summer heat in Miami is the best time for one of his refreshing milkshakes. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Robert before he shuts down during September and October. The stand opens bright and early at 8am and never closes before 7pm.
Robert is Here means Monica is there!