Before Plant City’s Winter Strawberries are Available, You Can Experience Another Gem in Our Town
The Futch family— who has run a fall event in Plant City, Florida, at the Single R Ranch for several years— is excited to host our Seventh Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze this October. We were nominated the “Farm Family of the Year” in 2015 and have kept the ranch in the family for six generations (since 1920) when our grandfather began in the 1920s and 1930s and eventually incorporated over 2,000 acres of land for cultivating citrus and raising cattle. The family still operates a section of the ranch today, along with help from the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. As a family ranching business offering a fall corn maze in Plant City, we’re proud to be a part of the agriculture community— and a longstanding member of the beautiful town we live in.
History of Our Town and Plant City’s Winter Strawberries
Plant City has an interesting history. Settled by Henry Bradley Plant, Plant City became incorporated in 1885 and was originally a cotton center with a population of just 350 people; now the Plant City- Dover area has a population of over 35,000 people. Visionary Henry Plant realized that if a railroad track ran from Plant City to Tampa, the winter strawberry industry in Plant City could take off— and it did— once Henry Plant had the railroad connection constructed.
The sweetest, reddest, and juiciest Winter strawberries in the country are grown right here in Plant City and they also happen to be grown right here on Single R Ranch. Our strawberries grown on the ranch are boxed and sold by Driscoll’s in grocery stores when in season.
While some parts of the country are covered in snow, Plant City strawberries are being harvested. Plant City is now the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World! And the establishment of the first Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and subsequent successful years of the fall event in Plant City, makes America’s headquarters for winter Strawberries now also a favorite tourist and family attraction in Central Florida that puts the area on the map for hundreds of visitors every fall.
For more information about our Central Florida corn maze that is just a short drive from Tampa or Orlando, visit our event page and mark your calendars to attend!