Working Ranch and Recreational Property on 301+ Acres
Manatee County

301 Acres of beautiful Oaks, Cabbage Palm Trees, and improved pasture just 20 minutes east of I-75. This property is currently used for cattle grazing and has large barn with an office/apartment. An exceptional set of covered cowpens are in place. With its close proximity to Tampa and the Sarasota/ Bradenton area, this property is ideal for a weekend getaway. Deer, Turkeys, and other wildlife are plentiful. Call today for a showing!

 MLS:  C7414396

 Total Acres: 301.08

List Price: $1,595,724

Abundant, Native Wildlife
Look in the Past

Manatee County pioneers grew sugarcane in the 1840s. Both the Gamble Plantation and Braden Plantation grew and processed it for shipping.
     Families growing their own sugarcane was a practice that lasted until the 1950s, according to Cathy Slusser, the historical resources supervisor for Manatee County's Clerk of the Court.
     "It was their only source of sweetener other than honey -- syrup for pancakes, sugar for baking," she said. "Most families had their own patch of sugarcane, but not every family had a mill. So they might've used their neighbors.
     A popular pastime in the city was what locals referred to as a cane-grinding celebration. There was an array of food, a large bonfire and a sing-a-long while horses grinded sugarcane. The evening always culminated with everyone having a glass of the sweet nectar.    

Source: Sunday Favorites
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Walt Bethel
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite 1129
Punta Gorda, FL 33950