Knaus Berry Farms opens for the season (includes video story)

Nothing screams fall in Miami like Knaus Berry Farms cinnamon rolls, baked goods and milkshakes. Knaus Berry Farm opened its doors on October 25th and its first week has been a sweet success.

This family-owned business and South Florida Tradition has been in Homestead since 1956. Herb Grafe married into the family business with his wife, Rachel Knaus. She is the co-owner alone with her sister, Susan, and her husband. “We had a really good turnout of people and we seem to turn out a lot of cinnamon rolls that’s for sure,” said Grafe about the turnout opening week.

Knaus Berry farm is also known for its U-Pick of Strawberries and Tomatoes, which will begin on December 4th. The best time to beat the heat and long lines is to come during the week around 10:30 a.m.. The line starts to get long a couple of hours before closing time and the team expects Saturdays to be busy all day long.

It is a cash-only business and is open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed Sunday. The season runs through mid-April.

Krysty Hernandez is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Broadcasting and is in the Honors College at FIU. In 2012 she obtained a BFA in Dance Theater from AMDA Performing Arts College and has pursued a career as a Professional Dancer. As a professional dancer, she has danced for various artists, TV shows, and commercials. After graduating from FIU, she would like to pursue a career as a TV anchor or reporter for a major broadcasting network.