Plant City may be known for its strawberries, but on Saturday the community showed its adoration for another sweet fruit during the fifth annual Peach Festival at Keel Farms.
While most think of Georgia peaches as the superior summer fruit, Florida has its own version of the delectable treat. Keel Farms hosted a u-pick themed festival Saturday to pay homage to the peach. Attendees headed into the winery where they enjoyed live music and good food and then drifted out to the grounds to enjoy the festivities.
There was a variety of vendors including a sticker bus and many bath bomb booths, as well as Keel & Curley and Two Henrys stands for people to enjoy wine or beer as they walked.
The blueberry bushes were also available for picking and many grabbed small buckets and headed out to get some of the dark berries. Others waited in a line for a bus that took them to the peach trees, which were located at a nearby property.
Due to the high demand, the trees were picked clean quite early in the day. However, the party continued. Peachey’s Baking Company made a special appearance at the event, serving massive, fresh amish donuts with a sweet peach and blueberry topping to the hungry masses. Children climbed up and down the bounce houses and families stopped to share some therapeutic pats with some of the farm animals. The blueberry picking went long into the evening and as the event began to wind to a close the winery and its massive patio continued to stay chock full.