Wish Farms Cuts Ribbon on New Facility
PLANT CITY, FL - As someone who constantly finds myself drawn to striking architecture and breathtaking interior design, I’m extra excited to share the news that Wish Farms has announced the ribbon cutting on its beautiful new state-of-the-art headquarters in Plant City, Florida.
“Our company has a one-hundred-year relationship with the community of Plant City. Our connection goes back to our days on the State Farmers Market and beyond,” said Owner Gary Wishnatzki. “This is a strawberry town, so keeping our new address here means a lot to our company, employees, and growers.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official move into the growers’ new 24,000-square-foot office, located on its 36-acre campus, as stated in a press release.
In addition to the new office, the massive campus features a blueberry farm, a 125,000-square-foot warehouse and cooling facility with a 20,000-square-foot solar array, a treehouse, a digital billboard, multiple walking trails, a lake, and even an adult-sized slide.
“It’s exciting because our new headquarters perfectly reflects our fun, family-friendly brand and will be a fantastic asset for retaining and recruiting top talent for many years to come,” Wishnatzki said.
Many of the unique features inside the office were created using wood that was cut down from the site, delivering on the company’s sustainability promise, and contributing aesthetically to the new headquarters’ magical pixie forest theme. This distinct repurposed wood can be found in many custom areas throughout the building, such as the reception desks, stair treads, and conference tables.
The new facility packs more than just a dazzling look, as the entire campus is built on land with a deep connection to agriculture, dating back generations before it was purchased by Wish Farms. Proceeds from its sale to the company in 2018 were placed in a charitable trust to benefit local FFA and agriculture education by the previous owner, Joe Kuhn.
“It’s about empowering and inspiring the next generation to love [agriculture] as much as their parents and grandparents…and you have built something here that carries on that legacy,” Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said at the awe-inspiring ribbon-cutting ceremony.
What exciting successes will stem from this new facility? Keep reading AndNowUKnow to find out.