We raised $8,100!

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We raised $8,100!

We’ve been frantically busy, but in a good way! It’s high time I fill you in on what’s been going on in the Florida strawberry patch.

Each year we sponsor scholarships based on the Best Strawberry Flat Contest. It happens during the Florida Strawberry Festival.  This year the contest brought in a whopping $8,100. The judges had a difficult time determining this year’s winners. The competition is fierce. Being recognized as a winner in this contest is a big deal in our industry!

March 4th

  • First Place – Thomas Ibarra, Sam Willliamson FarmHandler – Driscolls, purchased by Driscolls – $1,500.
  • Second Place – Michael St, MartinHandler – Quality First Produce, purchased by Wish Farms – $900.
  • Third Place – Luis Roque, Franklin FarmsHandler – Driscolls, purchased by G&F Farms – $1,000.

March 6th

  • First Place – Thomas Ibarra, Sam Williamson FarmHandler – Driscolls, purchased by Sam Williamson Farm – $1,200.
  • Second Place – Luis Roque, Franklin FarmsHandler – Driscolls, purchased by Colorful Harvest – $500.
  • Third Place – Jaime Garcia, Florida Pacific FarmsHandler – Driscolls, purchased by Driscolls – $500.

March 12th

  • First Place – Carl Grooms, Fancy Farms, Inc. Handler – Wish Farms, purchased by Wish Farms – $1,000.
  • Second Place – Luis Roque, Franklin FarmsHandler – Driscolls, purchased by Truck Parts of Tampa – $500.
  • Third Place – Mike Lott, Mike Lott FarmsHandler – C&D Fruit & Vegetable, purchased by C&D Fruit – $1,000.

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Sue Harrell, known affectionately as Strawberry Sue, is FSGA’s director of marketing, seasoned strawberry grower and the voice of the blog. We invite you to visit often. Sue will keep you informed and inspired. You’ll find helpful strawberry-related links, year-round news from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.