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We love it when other pros help promote our Florida strawberries.

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association was mentioned in the Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Culinlogy Currents, the official newsletter of the Research Chefs Association (RCA) about our hosting them on a tour of our Florida strawberry fields and farms during our most recent harvest.

Members of the southwestern region of RCA were invited to learn how we grow and market our high-quality seasonal, regional berries. The activity that garnered the most enthusiasm was our invitation to the chefs to pick as many strawberries as they could carry.

Sue Harrell and Mike Lott host Research Chefs Association members, Kevin Anderson, Jamila Muhammad, Chef Jeff Cofer, Bobbie Huston, Sandy Gibilisco, Deanna Smith and Alexa Hart Bosshardt for harvest tour.

Research Chefs Association was formed in 1996 by a group of food professionals with a common interest in the challenges facing the profession. Today there are more than 2,000 members. RCA has become the premier source of culinary and technical information for the food industry, with a professionally diverse membership including chefs, food scientists, and others. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to show these influential food professionals all about our industry, straight up.

We exhibited at their International Conference in San Antonio just a few weeks ago. We handed out recipe cards featuring Florida strawberries contributed by some top celebrity chefs including Norman Van Aken, J. Hugh McCoy, and Jason Gronlund. Thanks guys, for supporting Florida’s strawberry farmers.