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  • Are you looking for sweet onions?

    I bet you thought we only grew strawberries.  Here at Parkesdale Market, not only can you find the sweetest strawberries around, we also have the sweetest onions!  These amazingly sweet onions, often called "Strawberry Onions", grow right in our strawberry fields.  They are a Savannah hybrid sweet onion.  We pick them daily straight from our fields in Dover, Florida.

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    Some customers tell me they eat them like an apple, but I just can't get myself to try that.  My favorite way to enjoy these sweet onions is by seasoning them with salt, pepper and olive oil and grilling them for a few minutes on each side.   The best thing about these sweet onions is  that they won't make you cry when you are preparing them!   They are wonderful in salads, sandwiches, soups and just about any dish you would use onions.

    Here are some great recipes:

    Sweet Onions with Parmesan-Pecan Crumble

    Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad

    Cantaloupe Salsa

    Sweet Onion and Bread Soup

    Sweet Onion Casserole

     

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    You can stop by our market to pick them up now through March.  Remember we are now open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.  If you can't make it to our market, you can also order them online through our website,  or by calling us directly at 888-311-1701.  We can ship them via FedEx Ground to the southeast and northeast USA.   For shipping out west, please call us for more information.

     

    Have you tried our "Strawberry Onions"?

    Are you a "Sweet Onion" fan?

  • Strawberry Onions are here!

    Plant City Florida is well known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World.  What most people don't know is that most local farmers also grow "Strawberry Onions".  You may ask, What is a Strawberry Onion?  Do they taste like strawberries?   A Strawberry Onion is a Savannah Hybrid Sweet Onion which is grown on the perimeter of  the strawberry fields.  Sadly, they do not taste like strawberries, but they are sweet.

     

    Strawberry Onions are available from February to April.  It's funny to hear customers describing our Strawberry Onions to their friends or to other customers.  I've often heard them say "These strawberry onions are as sweet as an apple".  Last year we decided to start shipping our strawberry onions to the Northeast US via UPS.  So far, they've made it all the way to Maine, Ohio and Michigan.  The Strawberry Onions were such a hit last year, that we have already doubled last years shipments.

     

    At the market, we often joke that the Strawberry Onions are planted on the edges to "keep the elephants away".  At home, we use Strawberry Onions almost exclusively when they are in season mostly because they are so sweet, but I prefer them because they won't make me cry!  You can read this earlier post with our favorite way to enjoy them.  Have you ever tried our Strawberry Onions?  How do you enjoy them?

     

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