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U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Plant City + Central Florida

Plant City Strawberries

How great is it that we live right next door to the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World – Plant City, Florida! That means we have an abundance of U-Pick Strawberry farms within an hour’s drive and it is easy to find somewhere for strawberry picking near you.

Strawberry picking in Florida is a GREAT family activity to do with kids. The berries grow in raised beds on the ground (unless they are hydroponic strawberry plants) so they are easy for kids to reach.

We try to go pick our own strawberries in Tampa / Lakeland / Plant City area every year. Strawberry season in Florida typically runs from December – March, with the Plant City Strawberry Festival as the annual celebration of all things berry!

Don’t miss our Strawberry Picking Tips at the bottom of this post, and check out our Blueberry and Peach U-pick Guides, as well as a list of Sunflower Farms. If you’re looking for fresh produce, there are also numerous Farmers Markets happening weekly around Polk County, you can find them all in our Farmers Market Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  • We will do our best to keep an updated list below of who is currently open, however we cannot begin to keep track of ever-changing Strawberry U-Pick days/hours so a website and/or Facebook page is included for each farm so you can check yourself when you plan to go. (Facebook is typically the best source for updated info)
  • There are some strawberry picking farms open all season for you pick strawberries (December – April)
  • Many farms will not open for u-pick strawberry picking season until their commercial season ends, which is typically in March and is dependent on the weather.
  • Be sure to pull up the address before you make plans, some of these Strawberry farms in Florida are a 1+ hour drive from Lakeland and Polk County.

Jump to: Map – Find a Strawberry Farm Near You

UPDATED – THURSDAY 3/24/22

Strawberry Fields currently open – check Website/Facebook links for dates/times:

  • Mick Farms
  • Oak Haven Farms & Winery
  • Pappy’s Patch
  • Southern Hill Farms (blueberries and sunflowers also)
  • Strawberry Passion Organics
  • Three Son Farms
  • 5K Farms Organic UPick
  • Favorite Farms
  • Spivey Farms

Strawberry Picking done for 2022:

  • Center Hill Farm
  • Fancy Farms
  • Keel & Curley
  • Hunsader Farms
  • JG Ranch (open for blueberry picking)
  • Tomlin FFA Produce Stand

We update this section every 1-2 weeks – check links to each farm for the most up-to-date info.

Strawberry Picking in Plant City + Central FLFarms currently open

Be sure to check Website/Facebook links for dates/times!!

Mick Farms

Just South of Lake Nona, Mick Farms is home to 32 acres located in St. Cloud. Check out their selection of home grown seasonal produce, homemade pickles and assorted canned goods, plants and farm stand t-shirts. Specializing also in sunflowers, u-pick pumpkin patch and u-pick strawberries. Also check for U-Pick Sunflowers.
Location: 4261 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34772
Facebook

Oak Haven Farms & Winery

Oak Haven Farms and Winery is a u-pick straw berry farm, vineyard and on site winery. Oak Haven Farms is open to the public during the season early December to mid-late March depending upon the weather. The country kitchen is open on WEEKENDS ONLY starting in late December and ending in March offering strawberry shortcake, sundaes, u-roast hot dogs. Call our Farm Hotline for accurate picking availability and conditions (352) 735-1996 before leaving home.
Location: 32418 Avington Road, Sorrento, Florida 32776
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Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries

Family-owned and operated strawberry patch located outside of Orlando. Open seasonally Dec – April. Check Facebook/website for availability, Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries has no set hours, we will know a day or two in advance and are open every day we have berries.
Location: 675 Florida Avenue, Oviedo, Florida 32765
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Southern Hill Farms

On our one hundred twenty acre farm crops include blueberries, peaches, strawberries, sunflowers and zinnias. Visit this local farm for Spring U-Pick and Fall Festival events. Also check back for U-Pick Blueberries | U-Pick Peaches | U-Pick Sunflowers.
Location: 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, Florida 34714
Website | Facebook

Strawberry Passion Organic Farm

100% Certified Organic Farm growing an assortment of veggies and Strawberries during the various seasons. Open Seasonally for Strawberry U-Pick in March / April.
Location: 11722 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa, Florida 33592
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Three Son Farms

Family run strawberry farm dedicated to the production of quality berries and vegetables. U-pics are opened late March / early April for strawberries. Sunflower U-pics are also offered late spring and fall.
Location: 3830 McIntosh Rd, Dover, FL 33527
Facebook

5K Farms Organic U-Pick

Organic Strawberry Farm in Plant City offering strawberry pick-up, pre orders, and U-Pick strawberries. Varieties include pineberries or whiteberries {pinkish-white strawberries}. Check Facebook for alternative strawberry picking locations, not always at the address listed below.
Location: 6302 South County Road 39, Plant City, Florida 33567
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Favorite Farms

Strawberry U-Pick Farm located near Plant City. Open seasonally for U-Pick after the commercial strawberry season ends. Check website/Facebook page for opening dates, hours, and prices.
Location: 10274 McIntosh Road, Dover, Florida 33527
Facebook

Spivey Farms

Strawberry U-Pick Farm located in Plant City. Does not open for U-Pick until the end of the commercial season, typically in March. Check website/Facebook page for opening dates, hours, and prices.
Location: 6101 South County Road 39, Plant City, Florida 33567
Facebook

U-Pick Strawberries – Season Ended for 2022

Center Hill Farm U-Pick

Center Hill Farm U-Pick offers a wide variety of produce throughout the year, featuring u-pick strawberries during the winter months. Call 863 781 6901 for updates.
Location: 2949 Center Hill Road, Bowling Green, Florida 33834
Facebook

Fancy Farms Market + U-Pick Strawberries

The Fancy Farms Market is open between December and June, located on the corner of Drane Field Road and County Line Road between Lakeland and Plant City. Market includes fresh produce and fruit desserts, strawberry milkshakes, as well as various other goods for purchase. U-Pick Strawberries open seasonally in February/March – check FB for dates AND locations – U-Pick is often at a nearby field.
Location: 3838 Fancy Farms Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
Website | Facebook

Hunsader Farms

Open Late Sept thru Mid June with multiple U-Pick options. Always call first for availability – the U-Pick hotline is 941-331-1212. Hunsader Farms includes a playground, farm animals petting zoo ($5/person), farmers market, fall festival, pumpkin festival, U-Pick Sunflowers, and more. At their Farmers Market you can find also find tomatoes, pumpkins, corn, okra, peas, and so much more.
Location: 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, Florida 34211
Website | Facebook

JG Ranch

U-Pick Farm located in Brooksville. Open seasonally. Check website/Facebook page for opening dates, hours, and prices.
Location: 17200 Wiscon Road, Brooksville, Florida 34601
Facebook

Keel & Curley Winery at Keel Farms

Located in Plant City, between Lakeland and Tampa, Florida, Keel & Curley Winery has been producing some of Florida’s #1 wines since 2003. They offer tours, tastings, dining, events, farm activities, and a variety of special events and U-Pick seasons including U-Pick Plant City Strawberries, U-Pick Blueberries and U-Pick Peaches. Open year round, check the website or Facebook for upcoming events.
Location: 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, Florida 33565
Website | Facebook

Tomlin FFA Produce Stand

The Tomlin Middle School FFA program offers U-Pick Strawberries as well as a produce stand. They are NOT open daily – check Facebook for the days they are open.
Location: Corner of Hwy 92 and Edwards in the Tomlin Middle School Ag Field, Plant City
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Strawberry Markets in Plant City + Central FL

Looking for somewhere to get a strawberry milkshake, strawberry shortcake, or other sweet sensation in the Tampa Bay area? Check out these local strawberry markets:

Fancy Farms – Located on County Line Road in Lakeland (just south of Drane Field Road), this is the closest place to Lakeland to get a delicious strawberry milkshake, treats or dessert, and also pick up fresh strawberries! Located at 3838 Fancy Farms Road, Plant City, Florida 33566.

Parkesdale Market – 3702 W. Baker Street, Plant City, FL 33563 

Berry Barn – 3931 State Rd 60, Dover, FL 33527

**Check for operating hours – markets are open seasonally during strawberry production season**

Map – Find a Strawberry Farm Near You

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Strawberry Picking Tips

  • Check the local Farm’s website or Facebook page the day before or day of your visit to confirm hours for picking berries.
  • Pick early in the morning when it is still cool.
  • Dress comfortably with closed toe shoes. You WILL be walking in dirt and you will get dirty!
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen – fields are in the sun. Light colored clothing is best.
  • Bring your own container, not too deep. Many fields do not keep containers on site.
  • Take CASH!! Many u-pick farms only accept cash.
  • Strawberries do NOT ripen once picked, so be sure to select firm, ripe berries, and pick them with the leafy green top ON.
  • Check under leaves as some of the best berries are hiding there.
  • Berries need to be kept cool once picked, plan your day accordingly or bring ice if you aren’t taking them home immediately.
  • If berries are not used immediately, refrigerate and loosely cover with paper towel or plastic wrap. Do not wash or cut tops until ready to use.
  • Although Plant City Florida Strawberries are the most “famous,” there are still plenty of great places to go Strawberry Picking in Florida that might be closer to you.

If you LOVE all things strawberry, don’t miss the Florida Strawberry Festival happening March 3 – 13, 2022 in Plant City. Includes rides, live entertainment, and every strawberry treat you can imagine!

Know of a Plant City Florida Strawberry Farm or other places for Strawberry Picking in Florida that is offering U-Pick hours? Contact us and we’ll add them to our list.

Spring Activities Guide

Check out our full Spring Activities Guide for more things to do in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida from January – May.