Did you know that strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols? As if being delicious wasn’t enough, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium.
The best part is that now is the perfect time of year for you to pick your own fresh strawberries and enjoy not only the benefits of the strawberries but also the health benefits of being outside and enjoying some farm-fresh air.
Here are some places you can visit to kick off your u-pick adventures.
Lake Buffum Farms
One of the top-rated farms in the Polk County area is located at 3875 Lake Buffum Road West in Fort Meade. Their U-Pick will begin the first of March, and they have been said to serve homemade ice cream in years past. If you have any questions about their u-pick times, they can be reached at 863-537-1228.
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