There will be no more harvests for Harvest Time Market, the star-crossed Lantana farmers' market and u-pick stand that got hit with a passel of code violations and was forced to shut down after a difficult year in business.
Founded by four local agriculture vets, the market featured fruits and produce grown on its own land as well as from other area sources; an outdoor garden store; fresh-baked pies and pastries; juices bottled on-premises; and strawberry and tomato u-pick fields. From there, it grew to include fresh-squeezed sugar-cane juice, a variety of prepared foods and weekend barbecue, with plans for everything from a specialty farm to supply high-end restaurants to a mini petting zoo for the kiddies.
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But the original partners and management team quickly broke up. And though the market remained popular, it struggled through equipment failures that for a time drastically reduced its stock before being forced by county code enforcement to take down its signs and stop selling its juices and prepared foods.