It’s a fact — Florida strawberry growers produce some of the sweetest, reddest and juiciest strawberries known to man. And they bring fresh beautiful fruit to market during a season when many regions of the country are blanketed with snow.
Just how Florida farmers manage to do this year after year is a story that deserves to be told. Jammer, a talking, singing, animated and oh so sweet strawberry, is the perfect character to do just that.
Jammer Saves the Farm is a 12-minute, fun-filled educational video. It takes kids from kindergarten through third grade (and fun-loving adults, too) through the unique and sometimes tricky process of growing strawberries, specifically in Florida. The fact is, a lot of folks don’t realize that Florida is an important strawberry producing state.
The video is a show-and-tell about how on a dark, cold, stormy night Jammer and his friends save a Florida strawberry farm. In the video, Jammer details the importance of irrigation to protect tender strawberry plants during freezing weather conditions, the role that bees play in pollination, and the nutritional benefits of strawberries.
For those wanting a light-hearted, condensed look at the life cycle of a strawberry plant, Jammer explains it all — from preparing the beds to bringing the crop to market.
Friendly, fun-loving Jammer is the mascot for the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. His image is on billboards, in specially designed coloring books, and on containers of Florida strawberries themselves.
A live, costumed Jammer makes personal appearances at special events in Florida. Jammer even has his own Facebook page. Take a look and become a fan.
Fresh Florida winter strawberries are available each year from Thanksgiving to Easter.
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Videos – Jammer Saves the Farm
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