A recent weekend roadtrip to Ginnie Springs
in High Springs, Florida with a beautiful girl found Short Order investigating the "Free Orange Juice" billboards on the Florida Turnpike.
Pictured above is Bill Koki, a worker at one of several Florida Citrus
Centers where the free juice is distributed out of a souvenir shop that
doubles as a Florida citrus shipping order house. Bill says "I like it
here, a lot of very friendly people from around the world come here.
It's usually busy on the weekends."
The OJ is free, no strings attached, and provided courtesy of Jennings Citrus
, a company started by Alabama immigrants after they moved to Florida in 1949 and saw a market for Florida citrus shipping after demand grew out of their sending goods by train to friends and family back home.
Here are some more pictures.
|One shelf in the juice cooler.|
|A small cup, just a few ounces, but a good cup.|
|Hanging out front.|
|The black markered "B" stands for Bill Koki, the worker who bagged the produce.|
|Looking up at the hanging bags.|
|Bill Koki at work.|
|Jennings Citrus represent.|
|Oh yeah, they also have a 13 foot gator in a cage.|