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

1. 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 for the season.

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.

 

2. 5K Farms
5732 E State Road 60
Plant City, FL
(813) 393-8359

100% Certified Organic Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: U-Pick this weekend Saturday March 9th and Sunday March 10th from 8 AM to 5 PM at our State Road 60 location! Bring your family, bring your baskets, and we’ll have the fun! 🍓 ONLY $2 per pound! *limited amount of picking boxes will be available on a first come first serve basis*

Price: $2 per pound of organic strawberries

Updates: Visit their Facebook page for updates.

Masarkytown Strawberry U-Pick Farm

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

Cost:Strawberries- $3.50/LB or 5 lbs+ 3.00/lb.
Payment: Credit/Debit cards are accepted.

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2019 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.

 

Brooksville Strawberry U-Pick Farms

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

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2019 Strawberry picking season until April. Open Thursday-Sunday from 9am-4pm.

LIMITED TIME: Sale on U-Pick strawberries: Buy 2 Full Buckets of Strawberries, and get 1 Full Bucket of Strawberries for FREE! A full bucket should be around 5 to 7 pounds!

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

 

 

Ruskin Strawberry U-Pick Farms

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

Photo Credit: Hydro Harvest Farms

 

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Officially open now for 2019 Strawberry picking season. 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

 

Wimauma Strawberry U-Pick Farms

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

U-pick strawberries schedule: Berry Bay Farms is officially open for the season. They are open daily. Please call for daily hours.

Price: 2 quarts for $1 Cash Only

Remember to bring your own containers to take your Strawberries home in. We recommend boxes, bowls or pots. We do not recommend bags. They ask that you check in at the barn upon your arrival.

For updated information on Strawberry U-Picks, please visit their Facebook Page or call their office at (813) 642-9866.

 

 

Bradenton Strawberry U-Pick Farms

1. 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 until March 2019. Hunsader is open 8am – 4pm from  Mon-Sat | U-Pick  fields close at 3:30pm. They will not allow anyone in the fields after 3:15pm.

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. 

 

Sarasota Strawberry U-Pick Farm

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

U-Pick Strawberries Schedule: Officially open for select dates. 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. Feb. 23rd open from 9am-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) 735-6706

***Certified Organic Strawberries***

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 our FB page for further details as to dates and time.”

Market Schedule: 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m. each Saturday for market. 

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: Should be open mid to late March 2019, 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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U-Pick Events

Florida Strawberry Festival

The popular Florida Strawberry Festival runs from February 28- March 10, 2019. 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

Purchase discounted admission at participating Publix stores.

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 Futch Loop Rd
Plant City, FL 33556

Benefitting the Hillsborough County 4-H Foundation
WHEN:Saturday, March 9 2019 | Time 8am-4pm

Price:50 cents/quart

Must provide your own containers to bring berries home in.

 

Sewell Farms Strawberry U-PICK
Dates coming soon! 

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

Date coming soon!
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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