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Thanks to Florida’s climate, it is pretty much always u-pick season in the Tampa Bay area. There are plenty u-pick strawberry and blueberry farms where you can take advantage of Florida’s early growing season.

We’ve included all our favorite places for u-pick strawberries and blueberries in Tampa Bay, as well as the other things each place offers. 

Tips to make the most out of your u-pick adventure:

  • 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. We recommend bringing a longer, flat container to transport them home in so they don’t get smushed.

*U-pick availability is subject to change. We recommend checking the location’s website or Facebook page before you go for updates and hours.

Updated March 2024 by Brie Gorecki

Now that strawberry season has passed, it’s time for blueberry picking in Tampa Bay!

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U Pick Season at Amber Brooke Farms

36111 N. CR 44A, Eustis
3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston

Experience nature at Amber Brooke Farms, the premier family-owned farming destination in Gainesville and Ocala. They are fourth-generation farmers, with a deep understanding of the importance of family on their expansive 100-acre property. Visitors can explore the farm during one of their signature festivals and events, such as the Strawberry Festival, Blueberry Festival in April, or the all-new Sweet Corn Festival in May.

Amber Brooke Farms Williston Milkshake Stand – image by Dani Meyering

All festivals feature live music, inclusive farm activities, special entertainment, and seasonal food and drinks crafted from the fruits grown on-site. Guests can also enjoy free admission on U-Pick days to harvest their own fruit.

Throughout the year, the farm offers over 40 activities, including a slide hill, barrel train, wagon ride, ball zone, archery, gel blaster range, and more. There’s something for every member of the family to enjoy and create lasting memories.

JG Ranch in Brooksville

17200 Wiscon Road, Brooksville

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

JG Ranch will be offering u-pick blackberries starting at the beginning of 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. Blueberries for this year are TBD.

Photo Credit: JG Ranch Facebook

Starkey Farms

10730 Lake Blanche Dr., Trinity, FL

  • Blueberries: April – May
  • Blackberries: May – July
  • Strawberries: December – March

Starkey Blueberry Farm’s u-pick blueberry season is now open. The field is not too far from Starkey Market if you want to stick around for lunch and pre-picked berries. Check their Facebook page for daily updates on availability before heading out.

Make it a complete date day by staying to enjoy live music, sample some of their specialty beer, wine, and cider, and grab some small bites.

Check the farm’s Facebook page for daily updates and event schedules.

Keel & Curley Farm in Plant City

5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City

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

Keel is hosting its annual Blueberry Festival on Saturdays and Sundays through April 22 which will feature u-pick blueberries, live music, a kid’s area, and more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

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!

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

5K Farms in Plant City

5732 east SR-60, Plant City

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

5K Farms has a variety of crops available for picking seasonally, including u-pick Strawberries in the spring. 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! Strawberries are $2 per pound. 

Upicktopia in Masaryktown

19125 Phillips Rd., Masaryktown

  • Veggies: October – June
  • Strawberries: November – April
  • Blueberries: April – May
  • Blackberries: April – June

Upicktopia in Masaryktown offers a wide variety of u-pick veggies, plus strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and more throughout the growing season! Make sure to follow their Facebook page for weekly updates on availability and prices. U-pick is available on weekends. Be sure to stick around and check out their on-site winery too!

Hunsader Farms in Bradenton

5500 County Road 675, Bradenton

  • Strawberries: December – March
  • Veggies: Varies seasonally
  • Sunflowers: March – April

The family-owned Hunsader Farms has u-pick strawberries and rhubarb available for u-pick starting in December, followed by fresh veggies such as eggplant, green peas, and okra shortly after.

They also have a full farmers market filled with more fruit, veggies, eggs, and jams. They also have a petting zoo, train rides, and farm buggy rides for an added dose of family-friendly fun! Check their Facebook page for u-pick updates.

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 relatively new farm to the Tampa Bay Area, run by the family of farmers behind the popular Parkesdale Farms. They launched their first strawberry u-pick in December 2022.

Strawberry picking is free, but there is a $5 fee to visit the farm without picking.

They will have seasonal u-picks including sunflowers and zinnias! The farm is open Wednesdays-Sundays. 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.

Fancy Farms in Lakeland

5204 Drane Field Rd Lakeland, FL

  • Flowers: May – June
  • Strawberries: December – March

Fancy Farms opens their fields in the spring for zinnia and wildflower u-pick. Sunflower picking dates vary. The flower fields should be open through the end of June. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm with the last entrance into the field at 4pm.

Strawberry u-pick and tons of delicious strawberry desserts are also available seasonally. $3 per container. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

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

1301 Frontage Road S, Plant City 33563

  • Blueberries: March-April

Wish Farms will open for blueberry u-pick on select Saturdays April. You can check their events page here to stay up to date.

Church Lake Farm in Odessa: U-pick blueberries 

16321 McGlamery Rd, Odessa, FL 33556

  • March-April: Blueberries

Church Lake Farm’s u-pick blueberries are now ready for u-pick select days during the month of April! Make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates. 

Simmons Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City

  • Blueberries: April

5112 Mud Road, Plant City

Simmons Farms will be offering you pick blueberries the final two weeks in April: April 21-23 and April 28-30. Berries are $4 per pound and it’s cash only. Visit Facebook page here for updates

Lyna Berry Farms in Lithia: U-pick blueberries 

11920 Neal Road, Lithia

  • April: Blueberries

The blueberries will be ready for the picking in mid-April! They supply everything you need to pick blueberries which are $3 per pound. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics

11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa

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

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics offers u-pick strawberries starting March 24. They also have 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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