A Virginia Gentleman
Frank Scott, Jr. and Billy Long grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Billy, who had been a Zellwood "muck farmer" for years, talked Frank into coming to Florida in 1963. Frank D. Scott, Jr., along with his wife Becky and their three children, Hank, Marks and Rebecca, moved to Florida to establish Long & Scott Farms on 100 acres of land.
For the next 35 years Frank expanded Long & Scott Farms to 1,200 acres as they produced Zellwood Sweet Corn, pickling cucumbers and both red & green cabbage, along with a variety of other produce. In 1998, following the sale of the Apopka Muck Farms, Billy Long moved on to retirement and gone were all the Muck farmers. Frank did not sell to the state, nor did they want his sand land, his family farm would continue. Frank semi-retired and turned over management of the farm to his son Hank in the early nineties. Until his death in July of 2017, Frank was at the Farm almost every day, plowing, cultivating, cutting grass or helping in the market. He loved farming and his family!
Frank's daughter, Rebecca Scott Tyndall manages Scott's Maze Adventures and his youngest son Marks, who also once worked at the farm, managed his own nursery, PlowBoys Horticulture, along with his wife, Mary. Hank's son, Sonny over sees all land prep and daughter, Haley runs the market and the cafe.They represent the 4th generation of the Scott family's farming tradition and they remain proud of their history and land which they have overseen for close to 54 years and counting. Frank has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, they were his pride and joy! As he always said, " I am a very blessed man".
Farmers feed Families.