Friday, April 2, 2010

Plant city strawberries

Spring Break 2010....... No not on the sunny beaches of Ft. Lauderdale but touring central Florida with my daughter looking at prospective colleges!. A highlight was a stop in Plant City Florida, the strawberry capital of Florida. We missed the strawberry festival but found, thanks to the sweet man at the information office, Parkesdale Farms. Thinking just to buy a flat of strawberries we were surprised by this wonderful strawberry themed farm stand. The berries were wonderful., but what a surprise to see strawberry shortcake and strawberry milkshakes!

Had to try one of each.

Strawberry throne , complete with crowns so you could be a strawberry Queen!

Red every where. Drove back to the keys with the sweet smell of berrys in the back seat. Open year round, but only serving shortcake from January to mid April! So get them while you can!


  1. we were there for the beginning of strawberry festival in January - the strawberry shortcake was the BOMB!!!! Scotty and I looked at manufactured homes there - they were beautiful. Will probably end up buying one in the near future. What a neat place.

  2. Oh My! The strawberry shortcake looks amazing! I can almost smell the berries!

  3. Yummy! A sure sign of Spring and warmth!