Here’s Where to Pick Sunflowers, Zinnias, and More Right Now

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where to pick sunflowers and peaches in Tampa Bay

Bring the whole family out to one of these local u-pick farms in Tampa Bay for a day full of fresh produce, berry picking, and more.

The fun kicks off with strawberry season and citrus at the beginning of the year, followed by u-pick sunflowers, blueberries, peaches and more beginning in April. Here are all of the best spots to pick your own produce and enjoy a day outside.

We’ve broken this post down by farms that are open now for u-pick and farms opening later in the season. Remember to check each farm’s social pages or websites to ensure they are open as hours and dates change with weather.

U-Pick Farms Open Now in Tampa Bay

 

Fancy Farms in Lakeland: U-pick Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Wildflowers 

5204 Drane Field Rd Lakeland, FL

Fancy Farms opened their fields in May for zinnia and wildflower u-pick. Sunflowers will be ready soon, so stand by for those dates. The flower fields should be open through the end of June. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm with the last entrance into the field at 4pm. Admission is $5 per person (kids ages 4 and younger are free). To fill a 32 ounce cup, it is $5. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Berry Sweet Acres in Plant City: U-Pick Sunflowers, Zinnias

5621 W US Hwy 92, Plant City

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 and right now, it’s 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.

Beasley Farms in Brooksville: U-pick Sunflowers, beets

10137 Preston Road, Brooksville

This is a new addition to our list of places to pick sunflowers in Tampa Bay! They have opened the field for u-pick sunflowers –you can pick two for $1. They also have u-pick organically grown beets and even a corn crop coming in which you can purchase. Stay up to date on future u-picks by visiting their Facebook page here.

A Land of Delight Natural Farm and Nursery in Plant City: u-pick greens

2514 Learning Pine Ln, Plant City 33565
www.alandofdelight.com
A Land of Delight Natural Farm hosts a regular farmers market and u-pick. 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 soooo much more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

 

COMING SOON:

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics and Thonotosassa: U-Pick Sunflowers

11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa

According to their Facebook page, it looks like Strawberry Passion is gearing up to offer u-pick sunflowers again in a few weeks once the flowers bloom. Check their Facebook page for times and dates.

 


MORE farms to WATCH for future u-pick events:

Keel & Curley in Plant City: blueberries, strawberries and more

5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City 33565
keelfarms.com
Keel & Curley is offering daily u-pick blueberries right now for $12 buckets which holds about 2 pounds of berries. Keel & Curley location on Thonotosassa Road which also happens to be right by Dinosaur World, so it’s a great day trip for families. We also love grabbing lunch under the covered patio, so make some time in your day for that too! Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Upicktopia in Masaryktown: blueberries and more!

19125 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown 34605
www.upicktopia.com
Upicktopia has a variety of veggies available for u-pick. You’ll want to check their Facebook page before you go to see what they have available for u-pick as it changes.

Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville: sunflowers (pictured at top of story)

17250 Benes Roush Road, Brooskville
www.sweetfieldsfarm.com
The season opened for an Earth Day celebration Earth day weekend and then officially opens for the spring season on April 29! Check out the sunflower maze, play area, peddle tractor rides, hay rides, farm animals and more! By popular demand, they are selling timed admission to ensure crowds at kept at a minimum. Tickets are required for everyone ages 3 and older. We suggest buying in advance online to secure your spot since this event often sells out.  Check out their Facebook page here.

Hunsader Farms U-Pick Wildflowers, Sunflowers and Zinnias in Bradenton

5500 County Road 675, Bradenton 34211
www.hunsaderfarms.com
Hunsader Farms has the prettiest sunflowers, zinnias and wildflowers for u-pick (and Insta-worthy pics!), along with lots more u-pick veggies like varieties of beans and peas, squash, and tomatoes. There’s also a petting zoo with more than 30 species of animals! They’re open daily right now, (Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm) so it’s a good day trip for littles.  Learn more here.

The Southern Peach Company  in Lithia: peaches

13231 State Road 674, Lithia 33547

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 here. 

Florida Sweeties  U-Pick Peaches in Dade City

Various orchard locations in Dade City
www.youpickpeaches.com

The friendly owners of Florida Sweeties will begin rotating between four orchards in the Dade City area in April and May and they’re offering u-pick peaches by appointment only at their Peachy Keen Orchard located at 15701 Jessamine Road in Dade City. Bags of peaches are $15 each. Look for the Sign Up Genius links on their latest Facebook post here. Soon– they’ll be rotating orchards which allows the pickers the best opportunity to go home with plenty of perfectly ripe peaches.  One of their orchards, Florida Sweeties Naturals Orchard, is considered organically grown. The orchard updates its Facebook page weekly with location, price and time.

Florida Sweeties u-pick peaches
Florida Sweeties u-pick peaches. This is a fun outing if you have kids with you too!

 

Starkey Blueberry Farm in New Port Richey: blueberries

10730 Lake Blanche Drive, Trinity 34655
www.starkeyblueberryfarm.com
Starkey Blueberry Farm’s blueberry u-pick is open for the season at the field located at 10730 Lake Blanche Drive in New Port Richey. They also have pre-picked berries for sale for curbside pick-up. Check their Facebook page for daily updates.

HarvestMoon Fun Farm Sunflower U-Pick in Masaryktown

15950 Stur Street, Masaryktown 34604
www.harvestmoonfunfarm.com
Visit HarvestMoon Fun Farm for their Sunflower U-Pick event which opens May 6-May 30, 2022–you can pick flowers through the maze-like paths and bring home a beautiful bouquet for yourself or a loved one! For more information for farm activities and to make a reservation please visit their website. They also have petting zoo, play area and more! You can also visit their Facebook page here for updates.

Bob’s Blueberry Farm and U-Pick in Hudson: blueberries

14000 Edwards Road, Hudson 34669

Bob’s in Hudson offers u-pick blueberries around April and May, followed by peaches, plums, and blackberries later in the season. The farm is home to plenty of other produce products. Check Facebook for updates on the 2022 season.

Church Lake Farm in Odessa: blueberries

16321 McGlamery Rd, Odessa, FL 33556
www.churchlakefarms.com
Church Lake Farm’s u-pick blueberries are ready for the season, but make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates. 

Hilltop Peaches in Bartow: peaches

7455 Cox Road, Bartow 33830
Visit their website here.
Hilltop u-pick peaches offers two different types of peaches: UFSun (clingers) and Tropic Beauty (freestone/melters)–keep this in mind as they are priced differently per pound. Stay up to date on u-picks and prices here.

Oponay Farm in Lakeland: blueberries 

5129 Hancock Lake Road, 33812
www.oponayfarmsllc.com
The Lakeland family owned farm is now offering u-pick blueberries on select days. This weekend, they are open Friday, April 22 and Saturday April 23. U-pick berries are $4 per pound. You can visit their Facebook page for future u-pick updates.

JG Ranch in Brooksville: blueberries and blackberries

17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville 34601
www.jgranch.com
JG Ranch is now offering pre-picked blueberries and blackberries! You’ll want to check in on their Facebook page to see if they are open for u-pick before you head out.

5K Farms in Plant City: sunflowers

6302 S County Road 39, Plant City 33567

The sunflower field will be ready once again in May!  Admission is $5 per person and kids 5 and younger are free. Sunflowers are $1. It’s cash only, so plan ahead. Follow their Facebook page for updates.

Jimmy MC’s Farm in Spring Hill: sunflowers

17430 Coon Hide Road, Spring Hill 34610

Jimmy MC’s Farm offers sunflower u-pick in May and should be opening soon. Check in with their Facebook page for opening day updates:. Learn more here.

Nadler’s U Pick Blueberry Farm in Hudson: Closed for the season due to frost

12834 Kitten Trail, Hudson 34669
www.upickblueberryfarm.com
At Nadler’s enjoy a 1.5-acre family friendly blueberry farm with tons of berries to pick. Located in Hudson, the farm uses organic practices and pest control to keep berries healthy and safe. Nadler’s offers 7 different blueberry varieties from 6, 00 different berry bushes on the farm. Check the farm’s Facebook page for u-pick updates for next year.

Fancy Farms in Plant City

3524 Futch Loop, Plant City 33566
www.fancyfarms.com
Fancy Farms sometimes offers U-pick strawberries, but check their Facebook page for future potential dates. They do have a regular market where you can pick up farm fresh food like blueberries, onions and more. They have a ton of farm fresh veggies you can order now! Visit Facebook page for updates.

Favorite Farms in Dover

10070 McIntosh Rd, Dover 33527
www.favoritefarms.net
Favorite Farms is closed for the u-pick strawberry season. Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date.

Dooley Groves in Ruskin: They’ll be back for u-pick citrus around Thanksgiving

1651 Stephens Rd, Ruskin 33570
www.dooleygroves.com
Dooley Groves has closed its citrus u-pick season until November, so visit their website here to learn more details as we get closer to fall.

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries 

501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765
Visit Facebook Page
Pappy’s Patch was offering u-pick strawberries up until Easter weekend, but the season has come to a close. You can check their Facebook page for updates.

Wish Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City: U-Pick Blueberries

1301 Frontage Road S, Plant City 33563
www.wishfarms.com
Wish Farms sometimes offers u-pick events. You can check their events page here to stay up to date.


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