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Backyard fruits and vegetables

Backyard fruits and vegetables

Last summer I decided to grow some fruits and vegetables at home as a teaching experience for my two little girls.  I think it’s very important for children to know where their food comes from.  It all started with a trip to...

Take me out to the…Circus?

For the past 3 years, it has been a tradition to take the girls to the Shrine Circus in Tampa.  We look forward to a night of surprises under the big red and white tent and all the sweet treats.   The Egypt Shriners in Tampa have been...

Last minute weekday dinner

Try as I might, I just can’t put together a weekly meal plan for my family.  I have tried, but things always come up.  I either forget to thaw the meat, or the thought of “what are we having for dinner tonight” first...
Growing pickles

Growing pickles

Yes, you read it right. Growing pickles. Parkesdale Farms is best known for growing strawberries, but did you know that we also grow pickles? Pickling cucumbers are grown by seed in the months shortly after strawberry season is...
Strawberry Shortcake…everyone’s favorite dessert

Strawberry Shortcake…everyone...

Our business is a seasonal business. But how can I say “seasonal” when the market is open year around? Well, as the largest strawberry and citrus market in Florida, our market is busiest during strawberry season. In the...

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