Yesterday, Huck had a claim in Homestead. When he went on his “mancation” last year, to the Keys, they stopped at a fruit stand in Homestead called “Robert Is Here”. He raved about their milkshakes, and we kept planning to go when we were in the area. Well, yesterday, it was only 15 minutes away from our stop. We were going!
It is located off US1, right before you enter the Keys. It’s kind of out of the way but a popular stop. It started in 1959 when Robert’s (age 6) father wanted him to sell cucumbers. On his first day, he sat at this corner, all day, and no one stopped. The next day his dad decided to put up two signs so cars could see him. Each sign read, Robert is here. He sold all his cucumber by noon. By age 9, he hired a neighbor to work at the stand while he was in school.*
I thought this was such a cool story. A 6 year old started a vegetable stand and turned it into a business. And at 9 years old, had an employee working for him. What were you doing when you were 9?
Robert specializes in Tropical fruits. I didn’t even know what half of them were. We ordered our milkshakes first because they take a few minutes to prepare.
He went with the Fun in the Sun. It was Mamey, Banana, and Strawberries. I’ve never heard of a Mamey before, but while exploring, I found a huge pile of them. Fruity Pumpkin Pie! It sounded interesting!
The flavor was great and it tasted a little like pumpkin pie.
I picked the Coast to Coast with Sapodilla and Pineapple.
In the picture it looks green but it was more of a brown color.
It tasted just like a Pear with Brown Sugar and overpowered the pineapple. I only drank about half before throwing in the towel. It was to rich for me.
We walked around while we drank our milkshakes. In the back, they have a few animals. Huck’s favorite was the goat.
I thought the sunbathing turtles were cute!
These made me laugh! My mom use to have one and it creeped me out!
We bought a bottle of BBQ Sauce and some Boiled Peanuts. We ate the peanuts on the way home and used the BBQ sauce for dinner. I was planning to make BBQ Chicken for dinner anyways. Robert’s has lots of sauces and jellies and we decided to buy one to go with our dinner. When I said the word Habanero, Huck was sold!
This sauce wasn’t spicy, but has a subtle heat to it. It worked perfectly with my Shredded 2 Ingredient Chicken. I cooked the chicken the same way as last week, but instead of Salsa, I added the BBQ Sauce. So easy!
He had Corn on the Cob and Swiss Chard for our sides. After dinner and lunch, I still have enough chicken for BBQ Pizza. Stay tuned for that recipe.
Now, I’m off to the gym. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Have you every tried a Sapodilla? Did you like it?
*This information came from Robert Is Here’s website.