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Farm to Shelf: It’s a berry good time to get locally grown strawberries

Head to your local Publix to pick up some local strawbs — and see how to score discount tickets to the Florida Strawberry Festival.

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Pro tip: Take advantage of buying fruit in season to get the best flavors.

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There’s nothing like locally grown fruit and veg — and strawberry season is here in Florida. Here’s how you can source, eat + celebrate the famed berry.


Publix is the go-to spot to pick up local, seasonal produce. The grocer sources their strawberries from regional farms like Plant City’s Sizemore Farms. This fourth-generation farm is an integrated agricultural operation that grows, cools, sells, and ships 500 acres worth of strawberries each season.


Need some recipe inspo? Here’s a few recipes we’re bookmarking to put those strawberries to use:


For those who really want to get into the strawberry mood, mark your calendar for the Florida Strawberry Festival, happening Feb. 29-Mar.10. Publix is a sponsor for the festival, which celebrates all things strawberry with agricultural exhibits, headliner entertainment, midway rides, arts + crafts, and strawberry eats, treats, contests, and more.

Bonus: Publix offers discounted tickets (think: save $5 per ticket) at select stores.

Snag local strawberries at Publix

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