Formerly known as Momm’s Meats & Popp’s Produce, Freshfields Farms has been around in some form since the late 1930′s and continues to provide a large variety of produce and meats tucked away a few streets from Orange Ave.
400 East Compton Street
Orlando, Florida 32806
The building is divided into a produce side and a meats side with a snack bar in between the two offering cold drinks, hot dogs, snacks, and sweet treats.The menu lists prices but take note that it is cash only. (Inside the stores you can use your debit/Visa cards to swipe your purchases though.)
Parking can be crowded at peak hours, so be prepared to park along the street if you can’t get into the parking area.
On the produce side, you can expect to find a nice variety of fruits and vegetables. You can also find dried beans, eggs, frozen produce, sugar cane, honey, and spices. There’s a small selection of organic produce set apart, but it isn’t always all in the corner where the large “Organics” sign is. Sometimes you see Earthbound farms lettuce tucked in with the conventional lettuce instead. Or you might find some organic apples over on the fruit wall. The food is labeled well and the staff is friendly and willing to help you find what you need.
On the meats side, you can find cheese, seafood, poultry, pork, beef, and more. Read the labels to find the natural/hormone free choices — again it isn’t always grouped together in one area.
Prices are good and you can keep an eye on the specials page to see what’s new this week. I spent $20 today and got a selection of organic and conventional produce that looks like this:
Right across the street there’s a Goodwill, so it’s handy if you want to donate clothing, toys, and other items before crossing over to shop at Freshfields Farms.
The Goodwill is part of a very large shopping complex called the “Market at Southside.” You can find other stores like a Panera, Dots, Office Depot, and more. You’ll probably want to hit the Publix or the Alberstons in the shopping plaza afterward to get the few odds and ends that you cannot get at Freshfields Farms to make the most of your grocery time.
Freshfields is on E. Compton (Green A). Albertson’s (the red B) is closer to the Michigan side. Publix (the red A) is closer to the Pineloch side.