Bob Roth’s New River Grove and Terry’s Homemade Key Lime Pies Shipping fresh Florida fruit for more than 54 years
Delivering Fresh Florida Sunshine for Over 54 Years
Bob Roth’s New River Groves opened for business in Davie, FL on a crisp sunny day in October of 1964. In the early days, “the Grove” — as longtime patrons know it — was a part of a thriving community of Florida citrus growers, packers and shippers based in western Broward County. New River Groves was one of the largest and better known citrus growers in South Florida, and area residents from as far away as Miami would visit us to “pick a peck” of fresh fruit right off the trees for only $1.
Of course, tourists, snowbirds and visitors from outside of Florida were — and still are — our most enthusiastic customers. Many of these old friends of the Grove still visit us frequently while they are in town to pick up fresh oranges, grapefruits, and orange juice, Terry’s Homemade Key Lime Pie or join our fruit of the month club to receive fresh citrus shipped all season long.
From Humble Beginnings to National Shippers
When New River Groves first opened, it was a true family business and the “kitchen table start up” of its day. The entire family lived in a small apartment above the store, and all retail store operations as well as fruit picking, a packing and shipping operations ran out of the original location in Davie, FL. The focus in the first few years was strictly on fruit deliveries and Florida Gift Fruit Shipping.
In the early 1970s, New River Groves introduced the popular and homemade Florida Fudge Factory and premiered the now-famous Terry’s Homemade Key Lime Pie, based on the Terry’s family matriarch’s award-winning recipe. Although Terry Roth eventually lost her battle with cancer in 2002, her impact on South Florida’s citrus heritage cannot be overstated. Over the years, Terry’s homemade Key Lime Pies have won numerous competitions and continue to take home blue ribbons regularly today. In 2006, the State of Florida named Key Lime Pie as the “Official State Pie of Florida and New River Groves proudly took part in the ceremony on Florida’s Capital.
Today, operations have expanded, and Bob Roth’s New River Grove ships thousands of pounds of citrus fruit, and sends its scrumptious fruit creations and Florida-inspired gourmet treats throughout the United States and Canada.
Welcome to Old Friends and New
Perhaps the most important tradition of all is that of providing you with the best customer service and quality fruit. All of us here at the Grove are so pleased to continue bringing you the freshest, sweetest oranges and other Florida citrus, chock full of healthy nutrition and valuable antioxidants, and gently nurtured to ripeness in the Florida sun. We invite you to browse through this website for fruit baskets and gifts that will put a smile on your loved ones’ faces. And if you live here or are visiting South Florida, we’d love to see you at the Davie store location any time of year.
From our family to yours, here’s to your health!