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Our prayers were answered in the perfectly-timed arrival of Pete a couple of years ago. We couldn't handle the farm work on our own and Pete was looking for a place to call home and get his hands dirty. Since then, he's not just become part of the business, he has become part of the family. In addition to pulling the mower out of ditches (Chris' favorite past-time is putting them in the ditches), Pete grudgingly lends a hand in the farm store.
Jean has kept the Sapp Family running smoothly for over 35 years, and she puts those same skills to work at Promised Land Mangoes. She develops and produces all mango preserves and products and attends to the grove stand, as well as tending to the bees and keeping the organization... organized. She is also an advocate for the bees, educating people on the dangers of losing them. Jean was elected to the National Mango Board in 2013 and served a 2-year term.
The Old Pineland Mango Grove, home of Promised Land Mangoes, is located on 25 acres of pristine land in sunny Pine Island, FL. Our trees are nourished by the warm sea breezes. The grove was planted in the 1950s and came into our family in the 1980s. After letting other people take care of it for many years, we took operations back over a decade years ago and the trees have never been happier!
Don't want to buy food from complete strangers? Neither do we! So, why don't we tell you a little bit about ourselves.
Welcome to the land of mangoes and honey
Promised Land Mangoes
Piper is dedicated to ensuring that only the most delicious mangoes and mango products are sold at Promised Land Mangoes. She selflessly volunteers to sample the mango delights, often going to such lengths as to stand on her hind legs or show us her belly to convey her dedication to the cause. When Piper is not nibbling or napping, she enjoys pretending to be a fierce guard pup, but really she just wants to get a good scratch behind the ears and maybe lick your hands (if they smell like Mango Chutney)
Piper "Porch Puppy" Sapp
Co-Owner, Product Creator, Beekeeper
Product Sampler, Director of Joyfulness
Nancy, who goes by "Eve" with her friends, uses her skills as a Millennial to usher Promised Land Mangoes into the 21st Century. When she's not out traveling the world and prematurely ageing her parents, she lends a hand when she is able. Nancy is passionate about domestic and international travel, literature, nutrition and herbal medicine. When she is at the grove she enjoys beekeeping, mango picking, recipe experimenting and tree climbing. In 2018 Nancy was elected as a domestic producer member of the National Mango Board. She is serving a 3-year term from 2019 to the end of 2021. She was also appointed Vice-Chair of the Marketing Committee of the board.
Aspiring Product Sampler
We have all agreed that Stephanie is the best person associated with Promised Land Mangoes. When she is not trying to share her Mango Chutney with Piper, she is hard at work in her "office" writing songs and stories. She also has the best dance moves of anyone we know. Stephanie keeps all of us at Promised Land Mangoes on our best behavior. She loves attending her Pathways classes in Fort Myers and listening to Fall Out Boy. If you hear some one singing when you arrive to the farm, chances are that's Stephanie.
Promised Land Mangoes and Honey
at the Old Pineland Mango Grove
7127 Pineland Road, Bokeelia FL
Open year-round on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays
from 10:30 AM to 5 PM.
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Co-Owner, Farmer, Beekeeper
Grove Manager, Honorary Sapp
Who We Are
Nancy "Eve" Sapp
Chris is the agricultural force behind Promised Land Mangoes. A retired citrus grower and attorney, Chris has owned the farm since the 1980s. After letting other friends and family members care for the farm for many years, Chris finally took over grove operations in 2009 and The Old Pineland Mango Grove has flourished ever since. From reset planting, to carpentry to beekeeping to mango harvesting, Chris has done it all. His vision of sustainable, chemical-free agriculture is what continues to guide us as a company. He remains one of the last outposts of traditional farming in Florida.