Simmons Farms is a true family effort, owned and operated by Billy Simmons. He and his two children, Shad and Casey Simmons, work together to run the family farm. In fact, the entire family is active in the local agriculture community.
“We have been with Wish Farms since 1977 during our first season, through the years they have always been fair and honest. Wish Farms is a great company to partner with to bring our product to you.”
Founded: 1977Commodity Grown:
- conventional strawberries
- conventional blueberries
Strawberry varieties include Radiance and Sweet Sensations. Blueberry varieties include Chickadee, Meadow Lark, Fathering, and Emerald.Community & Charity:
Billy and his son Shad both served as Past President of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA). They also actively involved in the setup of the association’s display at the annual Florida Strawberry Festival. Billy’s daughter Casey is a member of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association Emerging Leaders Development Program Class 5. The entire Simmons Family is very active at the First Baptist Church of Plant City.Hobbies:
When the Simmons Family are not growing fruits and vegetables, they like to vacation at their home in Hernando Beach. They are often found on the water fishing, swimming or scalloping. Billy and his wife Carol also enjoy riding horses in their spare time.