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Adventures in Roadside Archaeology - The Orange Shop, Citra FL

December 2022

Every road trip back home to Maryland starts with a stop at The Orange Shop in tiny Citra Florida.

In the ‘50’s & ‘60’s, orange stands dotted old highways in Florida, doing great business to vacationers wanting to take home a bit of the Sunshine State. Then the boring ol’ Interstate came and one by one, these pieces of Roadside America disappeared.

But a few remain…and this gem may be the oldest in the state.

Now in it’s 87th year, the Orange Shop has been serving up the best fruit to roadside travelers in this same spot since 1936.

Not much has changed since then. Sometimes you can peek in the processing facility out back and see machinery well over half a century old, still in use.

They have THE BEST orange juice this side of anywhere. They ship too!