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.

Organic Strawberry U-Pick Farms

1. 5K Farms
5732 E State Road 60
Plant City, FL
(813) 393-8359

100% Certified Organic Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: U-Pick should open in March 2020.

Bring your family, bring your baskets, and have some fun!

Price: $2 per pound of organic strawberries (2019 Pricing)

Updates: Visit their Facebook page for updates.

 

2. Strawberry Passion Farms

11780 Tom Folsom Rd
Thonotosassa Fl 33592
(813) 735-6706

100% Certified Organic Strawberries

Bring your own containers.

U-pick strawberries schedule: U-Pick Strawberries usually open in March or April. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details as to dates and time.”

Market Schedule: 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m. each Saturday for market for strawberry shakes and other vendors. 

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

 

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

100% Certified Organic Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberries Schedule: Officially open for select dates. Visit their Facebook page or call for updates. They are usually only only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Schedule: Click on their Facebook for updates and today’s schedule.

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

Payment: Cash Only

 

 

Strawberry U-Pick Farms

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

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2020 Strawberry picking season until April. Open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-4pm.

Price: $3.50 per pound U-pick

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

Payment: Now accepting Credit Cards along with Cash

 

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

Cost: 2 quarts for $1.00 (cash only)
U-pick strawberries schedule: Officially open sometime in March 2020.

Spivey Farms provide the quart cups to pick in the fields, but you need to bring containers to take your strawberries home in
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday (last car enters 30 minutes prior to closing)

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

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

Cost:Strawberries- $3.00/LB
Payment: Credit/Debit cards are accepted.

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2020 Strawberry picking season. Visit their Facebook page for updates. 

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

 

 

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

Photo Credit: Hydro Harvest Farms

 

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: 2020 Strawberry picking season updates coming soon. All of their food is grown using IPM and no Chemical Pesticides.

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

 

5. Hunsader Farms
5500 Co Rd 675
Bradenton, FL 34211

U-pick Hotline: 941-331-1212

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule:  U-Pick Strawberry is officially open for 2020 season. Hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Cost: $2.50 per pound. (Price is subject to change)They accept cash, checks, debit, and credit.

Please check weather in their area and call before heading out. They may close due to bad weather. Visit Hunsader’s farm social media page for updates on strawberry conditions. 

 

6. Favorite Farms

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

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Should be open mid to late March 2020, they will post when they 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 – October

Open 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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Strawberry Events

Florida Strawberry Festival

The popular Florida Strawberry Festival runs from February 27- March 8, 2020. 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 
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

DISCOUNT GATE ADMISSION

Available January 31st at these participating Publix Super Market stores throughout Central Florida.

 

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