Fresh Strawberries Debut in Tampa Area Restaurants. Fresh Florida strawberries will be making a limited time, special appearance at select Tampa Bay restaurants during a month-long dining promotion from Feb. 15 – March 15.
Chefs will create dishes exclusively served at their respective restaurants to celebrate the latest crop of the bright red berries and to treat guests to tasty new ways to enjoy this delicious fruit in salads, entrees, desserts and even a sweet tea. (Strawberry Sangria LEFT).
“Plant City is the nation’s Winter Strawberry Capital so this is the perfect time to enjoy freshly picked berries. The Florida Strawberry Growers Association has partnered with leading restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay area to create wonderful new ways for everyone to enjoy our locally grown berries,” said Sue Harrell, director of marketing, Florida Strawberry Growers Association. FSGA represents owners of more than 11,000 acres of berries. For information about this industry, and the month-long promotion, go to: https://floridastrawberry.org.
creating culinary treats featuring fresh Florida strawberries for the
month-long promotion are as follows:
Qualified restaurant guests (must be 21 or older) are invited to participate in a social media selfie contest by taking photos of themselves posed with the dishes they order and posting the images on the Florida Strawberry Growers Association’s Instagram account, and on each restaurant’s individual Instagram account, tagging the images @Flastrawberries and using this hashtag: #2020FlaStrawberry.
The grand prize winner will enjoy
a VIP weekend for two at the TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach as well as $300 worth of gift cards
from the participating restaurants. The second place winner receives restaurant
gift cards totaling $200.
More on the Florida Strawberry Growers Association:
In 1980, a few strawberry growers began meeting in their homes to discuss the best way to organize a group that would represent the interests of the Florida strawberry industry. On February 11, 1982, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA) was born. Hillsborough County is recognized as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World and the home of some of the sweetest, reddest and juiciest strawberries around.
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