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“Strawberry Fields Forever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plant City

Plant City
FL
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Ranked #746 of 2,425 Attractions in Florida
Type: Other, Cultural
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Hutchinson Island, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Strawberry Fields Forever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Best tip - space out your consumption of the scrumptious, rich, lip-smacking temptations.
I've been twice. I couldn't follow my own advice.

Do visit downtown Plant City, and stop at the roadside markets. Some have remarkable varieties of citrus not often seen. They gladly share their knowledge of the fruits of Florida, varieties of oranges, strawberries, soil, etc.

A friend brought an old variety of an orange he could not identify. Sure enough, they knew what it was, gave a history of its evolution and advice on how to feed his tree.

Visited March 2013
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Plant City Strawberry Festival”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Close to going to a State Fair or carnival with lots of venders selling fried food and carnival rides.
Parking is $5 to $10 and its $10 to get in. Rides are more. There is live entertainment and 4H and flea market style items for sale. The big line was at the make your own strawberry shortcake.
Strawberry flats are 10 or 1/2 for $6 and the strawberries looked big, red and tasty. We saw two strawberry venders, one inside the fair and the other outside the fair.
Watch the traffic reports or you might end up in a traffic jam like we did.

Visited March 2013
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Winter Haven, Florida
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“Awesome Strawberry Shortcake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Parkesdale produce market is a must see stop on your visit to Plant City. The fruit samples were succulent and sweet; plants and flowers are gorgeous and the strawberry shortcake is to die for! Get there early so you don't have to stand in line.

Visited February 2013
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Utica, New York
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“Parkesdale Market, Plant City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The best strawberries and strawberry shortcake in the world. If you are on I-4 you have to stop here between Orlando and Tampa. It's big enough for lunch and very inexpensive. Plus they have a great fruit and vegetable market and a wonderful selection of plants. Their strawberry bread is delicious as well. And they will ship some things. I've been coming here for at least 30 years and always swore I'd retire in Plant city just for Parkesdale.

Visited January 2013
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North Port, Florida
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“Wine Tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Had a nice time and most wines really good, also had a nice tour of facility.It is a nice day trip to spend with friends or adult family. Also Friday nights have live music.

Visited August 2012
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