Feb 22, 2011


East of Tampa you will find the town of Plant City.  The area surrounding Plant City is filled with farms growing produce.  This time of year it is Strawberries.  If you find yourself in this area anytime between January and March you need to stop in at Parkesdale.  If you don't know where it is, just ask anyone you see over the age of 50, they will know.

We were first introduced to Parkesdale by my older sister Diane and her husband, who goes by the name Bud.  They spent many winters here in central Florida, and took us for our first visit several years ago.  On a busy day like today the line snakes around the building and outside.

You'd think you were at Disney World waiting to get on a ride.  So what are all these people in line for?  Strawberries.

Strawberry shortcake, with or without ice cream, with or without whipped topping, bowls of strawberries, strawberry sundaes, and of course strawberry milk shakes.  That's what you go to Parkesdale for.

Parkesdale also has a wonderful produce market, and we did come home with some onions, zucchini, jalapeno peppers, cabbage, and of course half a flat of strawberries.

But come on, we really went to Parkesdale for the STRAWBERRIES!!
Until later.


Unknown said...

I love strawberrys!

Linda said...

Oh my, do those strawberries look delicious!! You look very happy John!!

Carol K said...

Those strawberries look mighty fine!

Ali Workentin said...

Strawberries looked great! And so did the omelette on the post below. Am just now getting back to reading blogs. I have missed keeping up with y'all.

How is the weight loss battle going? We have decided Monday, 2/28 we will start our walking routine before we start work. We are using this week just getting used to getting up early and working from 8 to 5.

Take care!!!

Gail Houle said...

Those strawberries made my mouth water! Enjoy!

Melissa said...

Aunt Diane took me there when I came down one spring break. It was yummy! Those strawberries look soooo good. Wish you could ship some up here. We just got 12 inches of snow, so I need some sunshine again! Looks like it's warm too...Mom's wearing a tank top. :) Enjoy the sun for me!

Shannon said...

Seeing all those strawberries reminds me of dad's garden. Sure didn't apreciate having to pick them when I was a kid but sure do wish I could have a patch like his now.

Julie said...

Dad, you are looking so svelte!!