is an out-of-the-way seller of fruits and vegetables
located in Parksdale, Florida.
It specializes in locally grown strawberries, citrus, unpasteurized
orange juice and raw peanuts, which it sells at prices that are far
less than you'll find at a grocery store. It also has a fair selection
and good prices on a number of other non-local fruits and vegetables.
Most of the selection is not organic.
Founded in 1956, Parksdale Farm has grown into a massive operation that
harvests three million pounds of strawberries as well as red grape
fruit, navel, temple and valencia oranges, tangerines, tangelos and
vegetables from several hundred acres of land around central Florida.
The Market, which opened in the 1960s, sells this
produce to the local population.
While I thought their strawberries (which they're famous for) were
merely ok, I'd rate the quality of the oranges and other citrus as very
high. I also really enjoyed their raw peanuts and unpasteurized orange
juice. A large bag of raw peanuts goes for $2, and a half bushel basket
of Valencia oranges costs $6
The Parksdale Farm Market has become famous
among the local population for its strawberry shortcake, and is
usually crowded. Most people them also pick up fruit while they're
and you can see workers at a conveyor belt packing citrus into half
bushel basket-sized bags.
If you're in the area, the market is probably worth a trip.
Address: 3702 West Baker Street, Plant City, Florida.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week.
Phone Number: (813) 752-0502