The sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge by Wish Farms and Monte Package Company was held Saturday at Fancy Farms.
The public gathered for a day of berry festivities as teams participated in an amateur and pro strawberry picking contest to compete for the title of best picker. Families also participated in a u-pick on the farm where quarts of the freshly picked berries were only $5.
The event is held each year to raise funds for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, a nonprofit that provides childcare and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural low-income families. Last year the event, in conjunction with the dinner Friday evening, raised approximately $100,000 for the organization.
The love of strawberries runs deep in Plant City and the event remained packed all day as folks flocked to pick their own sweet treats.