Knaus Berry Farm reopens for the season

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida’s iconic Knaus Berry Farm has reopened for the season.

Known for their milkshakes, produce, cinnamon buns and other baked goods, the farm has been operating in Homestead since 1956.

The farm is also known to attract long lines, especially around its opening.

7SkyForce HD flew over the hot spot, located at 15980 SW 248th St., early Tuesday morning where patrons could be seen waiting outside of the establishment.

Knaus Berry Farm usually stays open through April, during the Redland farming season in Miami-Dade.

“We’ve been closed for about six months and we’re going to be open for another six months, Lord willing,” said owner Thomas Blocher.

Some customers said they waited in line for over three hours to get their hands on some sweet treats.

“Every year it’s worth it,” said one customer as she loaded up her car’s truck with a box of cinnamon buns.

“If you’ve ever tasted one, you’ll understand,” said one customer.

“That’s probably our most popular item,” Blocher said.

Blocher said he is humbled by the response from the South Florida community every year.

He said the business started when two brothers trying to make some cash began to grow strawberries.

“At some point, somebody suggested that my mother-in-law bake some cookies. They were good enough to sell,” said Blocher. “She did that, and this is what you see 60 years later.”

Some patrons said it’s more than the bakery goods that keep them coming back.

“It’s something to look forward to,” said a Knaus Berry Farm customer. “It tells me it’s the beginning of the holidays, and it’s a tradition.”

The farm closed for the day at 5:30 p.m. and will reopen Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Online ordering is set to begin on Jan. 1, 2020.

Purchases on the farm are cash only.

For more information on Knaus Berry Farm, click here.

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