The Redland Area Rural Miami-Dade County Named for the color of its soil, the Redland District was settled in the early 1900s. By 1912, early settlers had built several churches, a school, a small store and the Pioneer Guild Hall.
Redland Grocery - Pioneer Guild Hall
Agriculture is still a great source of revenue and serves as a mainstay of the economy. Nearly half of the winter vegetables consumed in the United States are grown in tropical South Florida. Miami-Dade County's agriculture, which represents nearly $1 billion annually in local economic impact, is located on just six percent of the county's available land.
Besides providing national and international markets with tropical produce and plants, the agricultural industry also contributes to the revenue generated by tourism. Scattered throughout the region are agricultural fields that allow self-harvesting of vegetables. Many roadside stands offer crops that are specific to the tropical climate including mango, avocado, lychee and carambola.
Agricultural-guided tours expose visitors to the industry in what is the only subtropical farming area in the continental United States. U-pick stands are often a destination of local and regional visitors.