ABC Action News reporter Sean Daly visits Wish Farms to interview Nick Wishnatzki, PR Manager and 4th generation in the century-old family business. March is a busy month in Plant City with the Florida strawberry season in full swing and the Florida blueberry season kicking off.
In high volume berry months, Wish Farms prevents produce waste by making donations to local food banks who supply families in need with fresh fruit.
Working with food banks like Feeding Tampa Bay, a nonprofit that services more than 1 million food-insecure families, is part of Wish Farms’ brand and do good philosophy. “Since 2022, we’re very proud to say we’ve donated over 300,000 pounds of berries to area food banks, specifically Feeding Tampa Bay,” said Nick Wishnatzki. Feeding Tampa Bay was also one of the beneficiaries of PixieRock 2022, a charity music festival hosted by Wish Farms. The event raised $640,000 and with the company covering the costs of the event, all proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships went to beneficiaries Feeding Tampa Bay, Shriners Children’s and the Wish Farms Family Foundation. Funds raised at the silent auction benefitted Redlands Christian Migrant Association.
The company has three pillars of giving – Food Insecurity, Youth Education, and Community. Through out the year the Wish Farms Family Foundation donates monetarily to organizations who fall under these pillars. Learn more about the Wish Farms Family Foundation and their recent charitable efforts by clicking here.
For your opportunity to visit Wish Farms & pick Florida blueberries, visit our U-pick page for dates and details.