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U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay: Where to pick strawberries and veggies now!

U-pick farms in Tampa Bay are opening their fields once again for a fun and unique day out on the farm with the kids! Right now, you can pick strawberries, vegetables, and even citrus.

Before you go, check each farm’s social pages or websites to ensure they are open as hours and dates change with weather and whether a crop is available for u-pick.

Related: The 12+ Best Farmers Markets in Tampa Bay for Farm Fresh Produce

A few u-pick tips:

  • Bring sunscreen and bug spray
  • Bring cash. Some farms accept credit cards, but have cash on hand just in case.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes when out on the farm.
  • Pack plenty of water for everyone in your group. It can get hot in the fields (gotta love winter in Florida).
  • Only pick ripe fruit and veggies. Strawberries will not continue to ripen once picked.
  • Bring your own containers just in case. Some farms provide containers, but not all.

Our favorite U-pick farms in Tampa Bay offering picks right now

 

Upicktopia-U-Pick-Strawberries
Upicktopia. Photo by Heather DeManche.

Upicktopia in Masaryktown: a variety of u-pick straweberries, veggies and citrus

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

 

Keel & Curley in Plant City: U-pick strawberries

5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City 33565
keelfarms.com
Keel & Curley location on Thonotosassa Road which also happens to be right by Dinosaur World, so it’s a great day trip for families. During their Strawberry Bash event this weekend, February 23 and 24, they will be offering u-pick strawberries beginning at 10 am, along with more fun things to do. We also love grabbing lunch under the covered patio and saying hello to the farm animals, so make some time in your day for that too! Check their Facebook page here for updates.

 

Dooley Groves in Ruskin: U-Pick Citrus Honeybells, pineapple oranges, and grapefruit

1651 Stephens Rd, Ruskin 33570
www.dooleygroves.com
Dooley Groves is currently offering u-pick Honeybells daily from 10 am-4 pm. This is a must-experience and they also have a great market. Be sure to visit their website here to learn more details on what’s available.

 

Pigeon Cove Family Farm: U-pick strawberries

3321 Moores Lake Road, Dover 
Visit Facebook page here
Pigeon Cove Family Farm is a recent addition to the area. They are currently offering u-pick strawberries on select days, so be sure to check with their Facebook page to make sure they’re open before you head out.

 

A Land of Delight Natural Farm and Nursery in Plant City: U-Pick Veggies 

2514 Learning Pine Ln, Plant City 33565
www.alandofdelight.com
A Land of Delight Natural Farm hosts a regular farmers market and u-pick. They are offering u-pick veggies right now. The market has plenty of fresh produce, honey, fruit trees, and so much more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

 

JG Ranch in Brooksville: U-pick strawberries 

17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville 34601
www.jgranch.com
JG Ranch is now offering u-pick strawberries. You’ll want to check in on their Facebook page to see if they are open for u-pick before you head out since the weather can change things. You can also pick an array of fresh veggies. They also have a farm stand for fresh produce!

 

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics in Thonotosassa: U-pick tomatoes 

11780 Tom Folsom Rd, Thonotosassa 33592 *This is the farm that is open now.
12351 McIntosh Rd, Thonotosassa, 33592

Visit Facebook Page
Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics is now offering u-pick tomatoes at their Tom Folsom Road location. Be sure to stay and visit their farmer’s market too which features tons of farm fresh produce. Check their Facebook page for updates. U-pick strawberries should begin in March.

 

Berry Sweet Acres in Plant City: U-pick strawberries

5621 US Hwy 92 in Plant City
Berry Sweet Acres Facebook Page
There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked strawberries and Berry Sweet Acres! They are now offering u-pick strawberries. Check their Facebook page before you go. You can also book your u-pick reservations here.

 

Beasley Farms in Brooksville: U-pick sunflowers

10137 Preston Road, Brooksville
Beasley Farms Facebook page
Beasley Farms is currently offering u-pick sunflowers in addition to an opportunity to buy a $10 produce box. Sunflowers are $1 each.

 

Hunsader Farms in Bradenton:  U-Pick strawberries and tomatoes

5500 County Road 675, Bradenton 34211
www.hunsaderfarms.com
Hunsader Farms offers a farmers market, but u-pick strawberries. Their farmers market is now open on weekends and you can also visit with some of the animals! Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.

 

Three Sons Farms: U-pick strawberries

3830 McIntosh Road, Dover 
Visit Facebook page for updates
Three Sons Farm is offering u-pick on select days. Right now it’s Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Check their Facebook page for schedule updates.

 

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries 

501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765
Visit Facebook Page
Pappy’s Patch opens as they have berries, so be sure to check their Facebook page for updates.

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MORE farms to WATCH for future U-pick events:

 

Fancy Farms in Plant City: U-pick strawberries

3524 Futch Loop, Plant City 33566
www.fancyfarms.com
Fancy Farms is offering U-pick strawberries on Saturday, February 17 from 8 am to 3 pm as part of a 4H Fundraiser. If you can’t make it to the event on the 17th, be sure to check their Facebook page for future dates. They do have a regular market where you can pick up farm fresh produce. They have a ton of farm-fresh veggies you can order now! Visit Facebook page for updates.

 

Florida Sweeties  in Dade City: U-Pick Tangerines

Various orchard locations in Dade City: Tangerine Orchard located at 14138 Curley Rd in Dade City
www.youpickpeaches.com

The friendly owners of Florida Sweeties have several orchards and offer u-picks throughout the year for citrus and peaches at one of their orchards in Dade City. Look for the Sign Up Genius links on their latest Facebook post here. The e last U-pick of the season of the 2023 season for tangerines was on December 9 and 10. Stay tuned for future u-picks.

 

Stalk & Vine on 39

14923 S County Road 39, Lithia 
Visit Facebook page for updates here
Stalk & Vine on 39 sometimes offers u-pick, You can also stop by their farmstand for farm fresh produce.

 

Starkey Blueberry Farm in New Port Richey

10730 Lake Blanche Drive, New Port Richey 34655
www.starkeyblueberryfarm.com
Check their Facebook page for daily updates on availability before heading out.

 

Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville:

17250 Benes Roush Road, Brooskville
www.sweetfieldsfarm.com
Check out their Facebook page here.

 

Wish Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City

1301 Frontage Road S, Plant City 33563
www.wishfarms.com
You can check their events page here to stay up to date.

 

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 usually opens in May–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.

 

5K Farms in Plant City

6302 S County Road 39, Plant City 33567
Follow their Facebook page for updates.

 

The Southern Peach Company in Lithia

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. 

 

Hilltop Peaches in Bartow

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 offers u-pick blueberries on select days. You can visit their Facebook page for future u-pick updates.

 

Favorite Farms in Dover

10070 McIntosh Rd, Dover 33527
www.favoritefarms.net
Favorite Farms will not be opening their fields to the public this year. Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date.

 

Peachy Keen Orchard in Date City: U-pick peaches 

15701 Jessamine Road, Date City
Peachy Keen Orchard Facebook page 
Peachy Keen Orchard offers u-pick peaches on select dates throughout the year.  Florida Sweeties Facebook page  handles their bookings.

 

Church Lake Farm in Odessa: U-pick blueberries

16321 McGlamery Rd, Odessa, FL 33556
www.churchlakefarms.com
Church Lake Farm offers u-pick blueberries on select days during the season. Make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates. 

 

You Pick Blueberries in Spring Hill: U-pick blueberries

17500 Elridge Avenue, Spring Hill
Visit Facebook page here
You Pick Blueberries in Spring Hill offers u-pick blueberries during the season. There are also a ton of veggies to choose from. They will also have food trucks and other vendors on site.

 

Royal Blues Farm in Dade City: U-Pick Blueberries

28978 Johnston Road, Dade City
www.royalbluesfarm.com
Royal Blues Farm is hosts u-pick blueberries on select days. Stay tuned to their website and social media 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.

 

Whiteheads Blueberry Farm in Winter Haven: U-pick blueberries

1024 Macon Road, Winter Haven
Whiteheads Blueberry Farm website
Whiteheads Blueberry Farm offers u-pick blueberries during the season. It’s located near LEGOLAND Florida and Peppa Pig Theme Park, so it’s a great side trip on the way home

 

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