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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 of u-pick farms where you can take advantage of Florida’s early growing season. U-pick can be a fun outing with friends or a great way to do something different as a couple. Plus it is a fun way to get affordable, healthy produce!

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

Tips to make the most out of your u-pick veggies 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.

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

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

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 strawberries and rhubarb available for u-pick starting in December, followed by fresh u-pick 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 for an added dose of family-friendly fun! Check their Facebook page for u-pick updates.

Photo Credit: Hunsader Farms Facebook page

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! 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 page

5K Farms in Plant City

6302 S. County Road 39, Plant City

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

5K Farms will has a variety of crops available for picking seasonally, including Strawberries and veggies 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!

Looking for more u-pick fun? There are all kinds of other u-pick farms throughout Tampa Bay: