“Where Strawberries are King!”
The legacy that is now known as Parkesdale Farms began when company founder R.E. (Roy) Parke, Jr. emigrated from Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1924 with his family. Roy’s father continued to pursue a vocation in farming after arriving in America with his family. In 1956, the family relocated to Plant City, FL, which was recognized throughout the country as the prime location for growing winter vegetables and strawberries. Thus the first 10 acres of Parkesdale strawberry crops had been planted!Over the years, Roy and his own family took on the farm with a zest for hard work and a keen knowledge of agricultural and business practices. They expanded the farm into hundreds of acres of the finest strawberries, citrus, and vegetables available anywhere in the country. Parkesdale also added their own plant nurseries, which hold four extensive greenhouses, where they produce over a million vegetables and flowering plants annually.In February 1969 Roy’s daughter Cheryl and her husband Jim Meeks opened our Parkesdale Farm Market, and can still be found talking to customers daily. What began as a small farm market has continued to grow and expand into the largest Strawberry, Citrus, and Produce Market in Florida!
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Parkesdale Farm Market
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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