Strawberry Grower Wish Farms To Host 2nd Annual Charity Event: Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge - Wish Farms

Strawberry Grower Wish Farms To Host 2nd Annual Charity Event: Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge

PLANT CITY, Fla. – Wish Farms, the largest grower and shipper of strawberries in Florida, will be hosting the first annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, February 7 and 8 in Plant City, FL.

During the Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, corporate sponsored teams will participate in a relay-style race as they compete to win the title of “Best Harvest Crew.” The event will kick off Friday evening with drinks, dinner and dancing at the TPepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa. Saturday’s family-friendly event will be held at Futch Farms in Plant City and is open to the general public. In addition, Radio Disney of Tampa Bay will be onsite leading games and activities for children. Families can enjoy fresh strawberries and strawberry shortcake.

As with prior Wish Farms fundraisers, this event will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association, a Florida nonprofit that provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural low-income families.

For the past eight years, Wish Farms has held a charity tennis tournament, which last year raised over $86,000. This year, the action shifts from the tennis courts to the strawberry fields for a more farm-focused event open to the public.

“By bringing this event to the farm, we hope to bring awareness and education to the hard work of our farm workers, while also making it a family-friendly event,” said Gary Wishnatzki, Owner of Wish Farms.

Tickets will be sold onsite Saturday, February 8; however, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as space is limited. Those interested in attending should visit for online ticket orders.

Event Details

Who: Bright House Networks, Wish Farms and Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

What:  Wish Farms is hosting the Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, to benefit RCMA

Where:  Futch Farms: 3536 Futch Loop, Plant City, FL 33566

When:  Saturday, February 8th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost:  $25 per adult and $8 per child 12 & under (ages 3 & under are free) – this includes lunch, strawberry shortcake and a gift bag. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at

Sponsorship opportunities at various levels are still available. For details please contact Amber Kosinsky, Wish Farms’ Director of Marketing (813) 758-9027 or [email protected].


About Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA):

Redlands Christian Migrant Association operates 70 child-care centers for Florida’s rural poor, including 18 in the Tampa Bay area. RCMA also runs three charter schools, including two in Wimauma, in south Hillsborough County. Founded in 1965, RCMA has given thousands of children a vital boost toward success in school and life. For more information about RCMA please visit

About Wish Farms:

Wish Farms, founded in 1922 and third-generation owned, is the largest shipper of strawberries in Florida and has been for over 50 years. Nationally recognized for quality and innovation, Wish Farms is a year round supplier of strawberries and blueberries and seasonal in select vegetables. Wish Farms utilizes How’s My Picking?™, a patented tool for traceability to ensure quality by tying consumer feedback to the harvest time, field location, picker, etc.  For more information about Wish Farms, please visit

About Bright House Networks

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company offers a portfolio of customizable, cutting-edge business solutions spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions.  Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit