2020 U-Pick Strawberry Season

COVID-19: Please always check for updates on Facebook for any farm you choose to visit as dates, times and berry availability may change at any moment.

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 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 or check to see if they accept credit cards. 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: Officially open for 2020 U-Pick season from Friday-Sunday. from 8am-4:30pm. Visit their Facebook page for updates and current times due to COVID-19.

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

Price: CASH ONLY: $2 per pound of organic strawberries
$1 for 1 or $4 for 5 strawberry onions (onions planted around the perimeter of a strawberry field which makes them sweet)

Cardboard boxes are available for picking.

Updates: Visit their Facebook page for updates and current times due to COVID-19.

 

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 officially open for 2020 season. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details as to dates and time.”

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

 

3. Honeyside Farms
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. Price may vary. Please call ahead.

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. 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. Loads of strawberries and other fresh local produce at Upicktopia. Due to COVID-19, please visit their Facebook page for berry availability and updated times.

Hours: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Times may vary during this time. Please call ahead.

They also sell a variety of produce. Feel free to shop their produce section once you’re done picking strawberries.

Visit their Facebook page for berry availability and weather conditions. 

 

 

3. 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-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

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

Produce: They sell a variety of produce. Visit their produce market on Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm

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. 

 

 

 

4. Favorite Farms

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

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule:

Due to the threat of the COVID-19 Virus, they will not be having their normal U-Pick Season.

However, they will be offering full flats of strawberries already picked for $10.00 (approximately 8 lbs) and strawberry onions priced according to size ($0.75 – $2.00) for sale.

We will be open ONLY on select dates from 10 am- 4pm. Visit Favorite Farms Facebook page for updates.

 

 

 

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

Photo Credit: Hydro Harvest Farms

 

U-Pick Strawberry Schedule: Please call for 2020 Strawberry picking season updates. 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

 

 


            **** Temporarily or CLOSED for the 2020 Season****

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 CLOSED for the 2020 season. Check back in 2021.

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

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

CLOSED for COVID-19 for the next 2 weeks. 

 

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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: Please call to confirm due to COVID-19.

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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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