What’s Growing?

Parkesdale Farms has been most well known for their delicious strawberries harvested from late November to early April, however, every Spring and Fall there’s another crop that keeps Parkesdale’s farmers working long hours to get food on your table….Pickles.

You read that right, pickles! I know, I know, I’ve heard it over and over again, pickles aren’t pickles until that cucumber is pickled.

  • There’s a kind of cucumber called a Kirby Cucumber that is sold as a fresh market Pickle.
  • Our pickles get sold across the United States to fresh markets, grocery stores, and sometimes processing plants.

This Spring, our harvest has been plentiful, but the Covid-19 scare has played a part in the pickles not being able to ship like it would normally from our farm to your table.

So we at Parkesdale are selling our pickles locally, straight from the farm, for your family to enjoy.

  • They can be cut fresh, add a little salt, and eat up. And drop any extras at your neighbors front door as a special surprise gift.
  • You can try your hand at canning. Make a family experience of it while you are at home together. There are tons of recipes on Pinterest to try.
  • Add them in your salad, quinoa, hummus or some other afternoon treat for an extra crunch.
  • Or my favorite: Creamy Cucumber Salad – mixture of cucumbers, sweet onions, mayonaisse, sugar, vinegar, and salt and pepper. (Recipe below)

RECIPES

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe 4 large Cucumbers • 1 medium Sweet Onion • 1 cup Mayonnaise • 1/2 cup White Sugar • 1/4 cup White Vinegar • Salt and Pepper to taste • Cover with a lid, shake lightly. • Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours (overnight works well). • Refrigerate leftovers. by Ann’s Entitled Life, www.annsentitledlife.com

THE WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MUCH

  • When – Pickles will be available for sale everyday from 7am to 4pm until Tuesday, April 21st
  • WhereParkesdale Farms Packing and Cooling, Inc., at 3914 Tanner Rd., Dover, FL 33527
  • How Much$15 for 1 1/9 bushel of pickles. We take cash and cards.

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