Plant City is Florida’s sweet spot. It’s the Winter Strawberry Capitol of the World for the abundant strawberry farms and one of those is hosting a charity strawberry u-pick Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7 2013. Wish Farms located in Duette (about a 30-minute drive south of Plant City) will open a ready-to-pick strawberry field just for this event.
For my Sarasota friends, it’s about a 50-minute drive.
I have not been to Wish Farms (yet) and this is an amazing opportunity to get out and enjoy the largest contiguous strawberry farm East of the Mississippi. I love farm-fresh foods, such as when I went blueberry picking in Fort Ogden, Fla., several years ago, picked fresh veggies at Hydro-Taste U-Pick Farm in Myakka City, Fla., and learned about clam farming in my own backyard of Placida, Fla.
Deets about the Charity Strawberry U-Pick Event
Dates: Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 per box (Wish Farms box and cups will be provided)
Location: G&D Farms/Wish Farms: 37381 State Road 62, Duette, FL 34219
About the Charity
Proceeds will be donated to Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) which provides quality childcare and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida.
Nuts & Bolts About Wish Farms’ Charity Strawberry U-Pick Event
The u-pick will NOT include organic strawberries.
This is a new farm location than previous years.
Cell phone reception in this area is limited please plan accordingly.
There is a Wish Farms sign located at the farm entrance on State Road 62. We will have additional signs directing traffic further back on the farm to the designated u-pick fields.