Gil Smart: The last citrus groves in Martin County

Article Posted on January 3, 2017

By: Gil Smart, Treasure Coast Newspapers


The last citrus groves in Martin County?

They soon could go the way of the dinosaur, says Rick Hartman.

Hartman is a commercial real estate broker whose family moved here in the 1880s and who has watched the industry shrivel like a dried-up fruit rotting in the dirt. In his Palm City office the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, he unfurled a large map of Martin County, color-coded to show how land is being used…

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