Complete Guide to U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay

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Explore these local u-pick farms in Tampa Bay for a day full of fresh produce, berry picking, and more. Here are all of the best spots to pick your own produce and enjoy a day outside.

We’ve broken this post down by what is available at each for u-pick farm. Remember to check each farm’s social pages or websites to ensure they are open as hours and dates change with the weather and seasons.

Wondering what’s in season? Here’s an overview:

Tips for U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay

  • Bring plenty of water. You definitely want to stay hydrated, so bring plenty of water for everyone in your group.
  • Be prepared to get dirty! While walking the rows of fruit fields, it’s ideal to wear closed-toe shoes (ideally old shoes or ones that are easy to clean).
  • Bring wet wipes. Keeping wet wipes and towels on hand is also a great idea to avoid tracking the dirt in your car. Not every farm has a traditional restroom onsite.
  • Pack sun protection. Open fields mean lots of sunshine. Hats, sunscreen, and water will come in very handy.
  • Bring the right containers. Some places will have bags and boxes for you to put your picked produce in, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own just in case. Keep in mind that you pay by weight, so lighter bags and baskets are a good idea.

Strawberry U-Pick in Tampa Bay

JG Ranch in Brooksville

17200 Wiscon Road, Brooksville

  • Strawberries: November – April
  • Blueberries: April – May
  • Blackberries: May – June
  • Veggies: Varies seasonally

JG Ranch has plenty of strawberries ready to be picked November through April! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for other fresh vegetables like jalapenos and lettuce that they may have freshly picked for sale as well as local honey, beef, and eggs.

Photo Credit: JG Ranch Facebook

 

Keel & Curley Farm in Plant City

5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City

  • Strawberries: January – March
  • Blueberries: April – May

Keel & Curley offers strawberry u-pick on Saturdays beginning at 10:00 a.m. January through March.

After you’re done, head over to their restaurant to enjoy a glass of strawberry wine from their winery and some of their fresh, farm-to-table food. They have a great outdoor seating area and it’s right near Dinosaur World, making for a cool day trip adventure! Check here for u-pick updates.

READ MORE: A Date at Keel and Curley Farm in Plant City

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics

11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa

  • Tomatoes: January – March
  • Strawberries: March – April

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics offers u-pick strawberries, tomatoes, and more on the weekends seasonally. They also offer freshly picked fruits and veggies at their market.

After you’re done picking, you’ll definitely want to treat yourself to a fresh strawberry milkshake or strawberry shortcake. Make sure to check their Facebook page for specific dates and times.

Photo Credit: Strawberry Passion Farms Facebook

 

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Citrus & Peach U-Pick in Tampa Bay

Dooley Groves in Ruskin is a team favorite here! They offer several different types of citrus u-pick, so you can go more than once during the season. More details are in our citrus farms guide.

The Southern Peach Company  in Lithia

13231 State Road 674, Lithia 33547

Peaches: April

The peaches are ready on select days only, so check their Facebook page for updates. This fifth-generation family farm in Lithia has all the charm peach picking has to offer, including a photo opportunity with an old-fashioned truck as you enter the orchard.

The century old farm offers plenty of peaches to go around for everyone starting in late April.  After picking, stop by Alafia River State Park which is just minutes away for some relaxation and fun under the trees. 

Visit their Facebook page. 

Florida Sweeties in Dade City

Several groves in Dade City, call 727-320-5151 to find out which orchard is open

  • Florida Sweeties Naturals Orchard: 13023 Curley Rd. Dade City, FL 33525 (Organic Practices)
  • Rusty Creek Orchard: 13822 Scharber Rd. Dade City, FL 33525
  • Greishop Orchard: 32999 Grieshop Rd. Dade City, FL 33525
  • Peachy Keen Orchard: 15701 Jessamine Rd. Dade City, FL 33523

When to visit…

  • Citrus: December
  • Peaches: Late March-May

Ever seen a Florida peach tree? The orchards at Florida Sweeties are full of sweet peaches that are ready to be picked! This is a not-to-miss u-pick event!

Check their website or Facebook page for orchard locations and availability.

Photo Credit: Florida Sweeties Facebook page

 

 

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Sunflower & Zinnia U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay

Berry Sweet Acres in Plant City

  • 5621 W US Hwy 92, Plant City
  • Sunflowers: May-July
  • Strawberries: December – March or later

Berry Sweet Acres is a new farm to the Tampa Bay Area, run by the family of farmers behind the popular Parkesdale Farms. They will have seasonal u-picks including sunflowers and zinnias!

The farm is open Wednesdays-Sundays in June. Admission is $2 and then sunflowers are $2 or 6 for $10. Zinnias are 4 for $1 or you can get the mason jar special for $15. Stay up-to-date by visiting Berry Sweet Acres’ Facebook page before you go.

Photo Credit: Berry Sweet Acres Facebook

 

5K Farms in Plant City

6302 S. County Road 39, Plant City

  • Strawberries:  March – April
  • Squash & Zucchini: May
  • Sunflowers: March – May

5K Farms will have a variety of crops available for picking seasonally, including Strawberries in the spring.

Sunflowers are available March-May. Check out their Facebook page for more information, fun strawberry recipes, and to learn about other fruits and veggies they may have available for sale!

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Veggie U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay

A Land of Delight Natural Farm and Nursery in Plant City

2514 Learning Pine Ln, Plant City 33565

A Land of Delight Natural Farm hosts a regular farmers market and u-pick veggies. Only on select days those which have been on Thursdays through Saturdays.

U-picks are mostly greens which are great for smoothies and salads! The market has plenty of fresh produce, honey, and so much more. They also sell fruit trees and offer growing classes so you can do your own u-pick at home someday. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics

11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa

  • Tomatoes: January – March
  • Strawberries: March – April

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics is offering u-pick for strawberries, tomatoes, and more on the weekends! They also offer freshly picked fruits and veggies like strawberries at their market. After you’re done picking, you’ll definitely want to treat yourself to a fresh strawberry milkshake or strawberry shortcake. Make sure to check their Facebook page for specific dates and times.

 

Photo Credit: Strawberry Passion Facebook page

 

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