Best Fresh Produce - 1999
West McNab U-Pick
The three-year-old boy has hardly ever been in a garden before, much less a vegetable farm. But his task is simple: Find the red ones. As he walks slowly and purposefully down the row of tomatoes, his eyes scan the plants, and, sure enough, he finds them. He loves West McNab U-Pick, and why not? Where else in Broward County can you have an interactive experience with a genuine farm? Just about nowhere. At West McNab U-Pick, there are about 60 acres of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, strawberries, and more. Get there early -- the farm opens at 8 a.m. -- and you're likely to get the cream of the crop. We got there late and had to choose from sparse pickings. There was a lot of walking and not a whole hell of a lot to show for it, which brings us to the true beauty of the farm: If you come up empty, there's a huge stand on the premises, full of the biggest and boldest peppers you'll find, the reddest strawberries you'd hope to eat, and the kind of juicy tomatoes that are best eaten whole. The tremendous selection also includes plenty of citrus and a roomful of fresh potted herbs.