Our History

The Story of Good Old-Fashioned Country Value…Grandma Dooley, Edith Houghtaling

Mrs. Edith Houghtaling, founder “Grandma Dooley”

Along with husband, Julius F. (Dooley) Houghtaling, she and other family members worked daily to give customers a great product.

Grandma Dooley started sharing her delicious fruit with neighbors and friends in the 1960’s. She built the business the “old fashioned” way… family-run, turning customers into friends, and supplying the BEST citrus in the world for three generations.

Dooley Groves Country Farm Market in Sun City Florida

Dooley Groves Market

in Sun City, Florida in 1970’s- U-Pick
was a large part of the business.

Today, Gift Fruit Shipping and freshly-squeezed Orange Juice are the rule. U-Pick HONEYBELLS are available starting right after Christmas and continuing through the Springtime months!

And we GUARANTEE your fruit gifts will arrive fresh and good. Our Citrus is at its best for a limited time after harvest. Once picked, it is quickly rushed to its destination to retain its full rich flavor, freshness and your constant satisfaction.

We put our good family name on each and every box we ship.

From our family to yours, guaranteed fresh and good!