Updated  March 2018

Many families look forward to Florida’s U-Pick Strawberry season. In the Tampa Bay area you will find many U-Pick Strawberry Farms where your family can pick conventional and organic strawberries. Children and adults of all all ages love this special time.

Whether you decide to make strawberry jam, strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothie or any other strawberry concoction, your family will surely be pleased.

Below you will find a list of farms that offer U-Pick Strawberries. Some farms offer a huge field where you can pick the strawberries, hydroponically grown u-pick areas or it is simply a market that sells strawberries, products or strawberry desserts.

Strawberry U-Pick Tips:

  • ALWAYS call ahead before heading out or check the farm’s Facebook page for updates.
  • Weather and how many strawberries have been picked will affect the hours or availability of U-Pick.
  • Bring your own basket or bags. Avoid deep containers as the strawberries tend to bruise easily.
  • It’s Florida so dress accordingly. Closed toes shoes are recommended.
  • Bring cash. Not all farms accept card payments.
  • Have fun and make something yummy with those amazing strawberries!

NOTE: We will update this post as more U-Pick locations open for strawberry season. Make sure to check back with us. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

Plant City Strawberry U-Pick Farms

Spivey Farms
6101 South County Road 39 South
Plant City, FL 33567
(813) 650-8999

Photo Courtesy of Spivey Farms

Cost: Prices vary, please call ahead.
Payment: Cash Only
U-pick strawberries schedule: Officially open for the 2018 season. Weekly updates on availability are found on the website or their Facebook page.

Thursday, March 8 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 9 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 11 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

See updates each week with dates/hours of operation on Facebook.

 

5K Farms
6302 S County Rd 39
Plant City, FL 33567
(813) 393-8359

100% Certified Organic Strawberries  for $2 per lb

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Will reopen March 9th at 5732 SR 60 E for the remainder of the U-PICK season our hours will be updated weekly on our Facebook page.

Price is $2/lb USDA organic strawberries

 

Brooksville Strawberry U-Pick Farms

JG Ranch
17200 Wiscon Rd
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 799-0556

J-G Ranch Strawberries

Cost: Prices vary, please call for current pricing
U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2018 Strawberry picking season Dec-Apr. Open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-4pm.

They have buckets that you can use for picking and bags for carrying them home. Please call ahead for berry availability.

Payment: Now accepting Credit Cards along with Cash

 

Ruskin Strawberry U-Pick Farms

Hydro Harvest Farms
1101 East Shell Point Road
Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-6574

Hydro Harvest U-Pick Strawberry

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2018 Strawberry picking season.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please give them a call before you go to check on strawberry inventory.

Payment: They accept EBT, Snap, Visa, Master Card, Discover, Cash and Checks

 

Wimauma Strawberry U-Pick Farms

6. Berry Bay Farm
5175 Bonita Dr
Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 642-9866
upick@berrybayfarms.com.

U-pick strawberries schedule: Post on January 22nd: “We anticipate opening our 2018 Strawberry U-pick sometime Mid-March. Please check back later for more details.”

Check their Facebook for updates (they have not posted anything new yet). I messaged them to ask them about an opening date:For updated information on Strawberry U-Picks, please call our office at (813) 642-9866.

U-pick strawberries will be open until supply runs out.

 

Masarkytown Strawberry U-Pick Farm

Upiktopia
19125 Phillips Rd.
Masaryktown FL 34604
(352) 308-0110

Photo Courtesy of Upiktopia

Cost: Prices vary, please call for current pricing. 

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2018 Strawberry picking season.

Please call ahead for berry availability. Open 9am to 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Bradenton Strawberry U-Pick Farms

O’Brien Family Farms
16505 FL-64
Bradenton, FL 34212
(941) 896-4811

Cost: $1.50 per pound. (Price is subject to change)

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2018 Strawberry picking season.
Open Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

Hunsader Farms
5500 Co Rd 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Please call the U-pick Hotline 941-331-1212 for current updates. U-Pick Strawberry runs from Dec-March.

Price: Prices vary

Sarasota Strawberry U-Pick Farm

Honeyside Farms
8276 Ibis St
Sarasota, Florida
(941) 405-0015

U-Pick Strawberries Schedule: Is officially open for the season until March 25, 2018. They are only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Prices vary a bit per week. It ranges from 2.99/lb to 3.99lb.

Payment: Cash Only

 

Thonotsassa Strawberry U-Pick Farm

Strawberry Passion Farms
11780 Tom Folsom Rd
Thonotosassa Fl 33592
(813) 754-6000

***Certified Organic Strawberries***

100% Certified Organic Strawberries

Bring your own containers.

U-pick strawberries schedule: “U Picks at our farm will not begin until around the 1st of April. Please keep an eye on our FB page for further details as to dates and time.”

Market Schedule: 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m. each saturday for market. The will be announcing the schedule for pick up later in the month.

Open now on select dates. Please check their Facebook pages for current schedule.

 

Dover Strawberry U-Pick Farm

Favorite Farms

10070 McIntosh Road
Dover, FL 33527
(813) 986-3949

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule:Post on February 23rd: Coming soon, approximately mid to late March, we will post when we have a definite opening date for U-Picks. Visit Favorite Farms Facebook page for updates.

 

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Strawberry Markets:  

Goodson Farms
12405 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 634-7790

Do not offer u-pick, however they do sell strawberries.

Goodson Farms Produce Market runs annually from December to April serving their own strawberry based desserts, sandwiches, bbq, sausages and hotdogs, among other things. Goodson Farms winter crops are also available to the public during this time.

Schedule: Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Parksdale Strawberry Market
3702 W Baker St
Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 754-2704

November – April
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
9 am – 6 pm
CLOSED for VACATION: First two weeks in August
May – OctoberOpen Tuesday – Sunday / Closed Monday
9 am – 6 pm
*They do not offer U-Pick at their location.
Parkesdale Farm Market is the largest family-operated Strawberry & Citrus Market in Florida. Thousands of people visit their local Market each year for the sole purpose of tasting our world-famous strawberry shortcake. Come enjoy their strawberry shakes and so much more tasty items from their market.

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U-Pick Events

Florida Strawberry Festival

The popular Florida Strawberry Festival runs from March 1-11, 2018. This huge festival is filled with entertainment, exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, crafts and all the strawberry food you can dream of. Lots of fun activities for the whole family. There is so much to do, make sure to check the website for discount days and a schedule of events at the Florida Strawberry Festival.

303 Lemon St (3.171,79 km)
33563 Plant City
Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 10 p.m.
Regular Admission At Gate
Adults (ages 13+): $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission
Purchase tickets in person at:
2209 W. Oak Avenue
Plant City, FL 33563

By Phone:
(813) 754 -1996
Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun, 12: p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Fancy Farms Annual Charity Strawberry U-Pick
3524 Dutch Loop
Plant City, FL 33556

Benefitting the Hillsborough County 4-H Foundation
WHEN:   Saturday, March 17th 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COST:  $.50 a quart
Must provide your own containers to bring berries home in.

Sewell Farms Strawberry U-PICK
March 10,11, 16, 17, 18 & March 23, 24, 25, 9am-5pm

3 quarts for $1 | Must bring your own container to take berries home in!
Strawberry onions $1 ea. and Fresh Ready Picked Flats $10
5008 Sydney Rd, Plant City, FL 33566

 

RCMA Charity U-PICK

Saturday, February 24th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds from this event will benefit RCMA, an organization that provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida.

Cost: $2 per quart – this includes the donation and crate costs

Food banks may pick for free if containers are supplied

Location of the U-PICK is at G&D farms…a remote location but definitely worth the scenic adventure!

 

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