About Farm Stores

KEEPING FAMILIES HAPPY SINCE 1957

Farm Stores provides a unique neighborhood experience. A combination of grocery store, bakery and restaurant, we give you the freshest products in the most convenient manner: the equivalent of a drive-thru supermarket express lane.

We offer all your favorite grocery brands in addition to products you won’t find anywhere else, and we bring it all directly to your car! In fact, Farm Stores has been a convenient last stop on the way home for families for nearly 60 years.

Although Farm Stores has evolved to best serve the needs of today’s busy consumer, our brand integrity has remained intact. A nostalgic experience for multiple generations of Floridians, we are now franchising our beloved brand, bringing the Farm Stores experience to communities across America and beyond.

The History of Farm Stores

  • The Start

    Farm Stores was founded in 1935 as Land O’ Sun Dairies, Inc. Back then we produced milk, ice cream and butter under the “Land O’ Sun” name.

  • Fresh To You

    The Farm Stores drive-thru outlets are created to deliver fresh dairy products directly to the consumer. By the late sixties, Farm Stores has become widely recognized as the premier convenience store for quality dairy products and groceries in Florida.

  • The New Family

    A group of investors led by the Bared family purchases the assets of Farm Stores.

  • The Purchase

    The Bared family purchases a controlling interest in Farm Stores and begins extensive restructuring and rebranding of the company.

  • The Conversion

    The Bared family begins converting stores to retail-dealer relationships operating under license agreements. The remaining company-owned stores are converted to Farm Stores “Express Markets,” which target grocery shoppers at the “express lane” of traditional supermarkets.

  • Franchising

    After operating over 70 Farm Stores locations for years, America’s largest and oldest drive-thru convenient store offers franchise and development opportunities for the first time since 1957.

Our Vision

To save families time, so they can do the things they really like to do!
We will drive our vision by adhering to the following core values:

Providing the fastest, full-service drive-thru shopping experience for our customers

Serving only the freshest products of the highest quality to our customers

Taking care of our employees and franchisees that take care of our customers

Actively contributing to the neighborhoods we serve; giving back to our customers

Love Farm Stores? Why not own your own?

Farm Stores, the largest, most innovative drive-thru store in America is offering franchise opportunities for the first time since opening its doors in 1957! Interested in owning your own Farm Stores franchise? Find out if we’re right for you!

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