Cavallo Farm & Market

Pictured are Philip Bomhoff, Katie Wright and Alan Ingram of Cavallo Farm & Market.

Cavallo Farm & Market had barely gotten off the ground before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The market, at 8123 S. Lecanto Hwy., in Lecanto, opened in January to go alongside the Cavallo Estate Winery, which is six years in operation.

Along with a 40-acre blueberry farm, Cavallo features an on-site grocery, which stocks baked goods, jams, jellies and more, and, of course, wine.

The 10-employee business has made necessary adjustments for workers and the public to keep them safe.

“We added additional hand sinks to our fields for berry picking, wore masks and gloves, and limited people in the market,” chief operating officer Katie Wright said.

With stay-at-home orders lifted and the governor allow businesses to reopen, Wright said the biggest challenge moving forward to keeping the continuing traffic of customers.

She said she hopes business continues to grow in the coming years.

You can reach Cavallo Farm and Market at 352-419-4466, email, or visit the website at

Contact Chronicle reporter Mike Wright at 352-563-3228 or