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Tampa Bay Area: U-Pick Strawberry Farms, Markets and Events

Updated  March 2017

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 sort cake, 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 effect 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.

 

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

Image courtesy: JG Ranch

Image courtesy: JG Ranch

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2017 Strawberry picking season.
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.

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

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Image courtesy: Hydro Harvest Farms

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2017 Strawberry picking season.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. -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
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Upiktopia
19125 Phillips Rd.
Masaryktown FL 34604
(352) 308-0110

Image Courtesy: Upicktopia

Image Courtesy: Upicktopia

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2017 Strawberry picking season. Please call ahead for berry availability. Open 9am to 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Crews Lake UPicks
7275 Yarborough Ln
Lakeland, FL 33813
(813) 447-1082

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Image courtesy: Crews Lake UPick

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2017 Strawberry picking season. Please call ahead for berry availability.

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

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Image Courtesy: O’Brien

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2017 Strawberry picking season.

$2.75 per pound.

Open Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Berry Bay Farm

5175 Bonita Dr
Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 642-9866

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U-pick strawberries schedule: Is now officially open for the season. They will open daily 8:00am to 5:00pm through the end of the Strawberry Season. (Please call ahead before heading out) Strawberries are 2 quarts for $1 and $1 for each Sweet Onion.

Please bring your own containers to take your berries home in. They do not provide them.

U-pick strawberries will be open until supply runs out. Check their Facebook for updates.
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Honeyside Farms
8276 Ibis St
Sarasota, Florida
(941) 405-0015

U-Pick Strawberries Schedule: Is officially open for the season until March 26, 2017. 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.

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

Image courtesy: Spivey Farms

Image courtesy: Spivey Farms

U-pick strawberries schedule: Officially open for the season.

Hours: Monday – Saturday is 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday is 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: 2 quarts for $1.00 (They provide the quart containers, you must bring containers to take the berries home in)

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

Image courtesy: Strawberry Passion Farms

100% Certified Organic Strawberries
Bring your own containers.
U-pick strawberries schedule: Open now on select dates. Please check their Facebook pages for current schedule.

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

Image courtesy: Favorite Farms

Image courtesy: Favorite Farms

U-pick strawberries schedule: Officially open now for the season.  They will be open from 7:30am – 6:30pm every day. The prices will be .50 cents a quart and please remember to bring your container to carry your strawberries home. Check their Facebook page for updates.

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5K Farms
5732 State Road 60 E
Plant City, FL 33567
(813) 393-83

Image courtesy: 5k Farms

Image courtesy: 5k Farms

 

100% Certified Organic Strawberries  for $2 per lb

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Will run from March 11-25, 2017  for Strawberry picking season.  Price will still be $2/lb and they are USDA certified organic strawberries.

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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. They are open for the season and will close on March 25, 2017.

Parksdale Strawberry Market
3702 W Baker St
Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 754-2704
November – April
Open 7 days week
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

1. Florida Strawberry Festival

The popular Florida Strawberry Festival runs from March 2-12, 2017. 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.

Regular Admission At Gate
Adults (ages 13+): $10
Children (ages 6-12): $5
Children (ages 5 and under): FREE with paid adult admission

 

2.Wish Farms Annual Charity Strawberry U-Pick

Event proceeds benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

WHO:  Wish Farms and Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

WHAT:  Wish Farms is hosting a strawberry U-Pick, open to the public, to benefit RCMA

WHERE:   37381 SR 62, Duette, FL 34219

WHEN:   Saturday, March 18th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Food banks may pick for free if containers are supplied.

Organic strawberries are not available.  This u-pick event is for conventional strawberries only.

 

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