Living in the Redland I have plenty of fruit trees in my yard. Try as I might, I can’t have all the fruit that’s out there though. We sometimes go elsewhere to get our fruit fix!
I drove over to Robert Is Here yesterday afternoon. The kid’s been wanting to try a dragonfruit and we figured they’d have it. We were right.
Robert Is Here has been there for about 47 years now. The story goes that when Robert was a boy and trying to sell cucumbers on the corner no one stopped at his stand. Robert’s father decided he needed to be more visible and made two big signs to put on either side of Robert’s table each proclaiming in big red letters “Robert Is Here.”
The signs were marketing genius and by noon the next day Robert had sold out all his cucumbers. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today Robert’s stand is much bigger and widely known. It sits on the corner of 344th Street and 192nd Avenue and there are always plenty of people stopping for fruit, herbs, honey, snacks, touristy items or one of their incredible milkshakes. Some people consider this the Redland but the address is technically Homestead. It doesn’t matter. Just head South and West and you’ll be glad you did.
There was live music yesterday and people sitting at the tables enjoying it. My kid did find the dragonfruit and I convinced her to buy the half of one for $3.00 instead of buying a whole fruit. Thanks for giving us choices Robert! The truth is that we didn’t like the way it tasted. It was something like unflavored Jell-O. Not too appetizing, but it sure was pretty!
Robert’s has lots of different fruits that you won’t find easily at your local grocer. There are lots of different honeys and a honey tasting station too. we shared some laughs with other patrons while sampling the different flavors.
If you’re driving to the Keys, leave a little early and take a detour over to Robert Is Here. You might even get lucky and have Robert himself wait on you!
- Robert Is Here
- 19200 SW 344 Street
- Homestead, FL 33034
- Open 7 Days a Week
- Closed September – October