Strawberry season is beginning to come to a close in Tampa Bay, but don’t fret… the end of one season marks the beginning of another which means it’s time to welcome u-pick blueberry season! The sweet blueberries are ready for the picking at several farms beginning the first weekend of April and we’re sharing some of our favorite spots to go blueberry picking in Tampa Bay.
While some farms provide containers, we recommend bringing your own just in case. In fact, the plastic clamshells store-bought blueberries come in are best if you can save a few since they’re designed to keep the berries fresh. Once you get home, store your freshly picked blueberries in the fridge until ready to eat.
Cash is best and it’s always a good idea to wear closed-toed shoes, apply plenty of sunscreen and, of course, bring enough water to drink for everyone since it can get hot in the fields.
*Be sure to check with each farm’s Facebook page or website before you go since things can change quickly between weather and the popularity of this outdoor activity in Tampa Bay!
Where to find the best u-pick blueberries in Tampa Bay
Keel & Curley in Plant City: U-Pick Blueberries during festival on April 8, 15, 22, and 29
5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City 33565
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 and saying hello to the farm animals, so make some time in your day for that too! Keel Farms will be hosting its annual Blueberry Festival on April 8, 15, 22 and 29 which will feature u-pick blueberries, live music, a kids area, and more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.
Wish Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City: U-Pick Blueberries
Simmons Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City
5112 Mud Road, Plant City
Visit Facebook page here for updates
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.
A Land of Delight Natural Farmand Nursery in Plant City: U-Pick Veggies and Blueberries
2514 Learning Pine Ln, Plant City 33565
A Land of Delight Natural Farm hosts a regular farmers market and u-pick. Other 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.
Lyna Berry Farms in Lithia: U-pick blueberries coming soon
11920 Neal Road, Lithia
The blueberries are ready for the picking! They supply everything you need to pick blueberries which are $3 per pound.
Starkey Blueberry Farm in New Port Richey: U-Pick blueberries and blackberries
10730 Lake Blanche Drive, New Port Richey 34655
Starkey Blueberry Farm’s u-pick blueberry and blackberry season is now open at the field located at 10730 Lake Blanche Drive in New Port Richey. 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.
Church Lake Farm in Odessa: U-pick blueberries
16321 McGlamery Rd, Odessa, FL 33556
Church Lake Farm’s u-pick blueberries are now ready for u-pick select days of the week on March 28 from 8am-12pm! Make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates.
Royal Blues Farm in Dade City: U-Pick Blueberries
28978 Johnston Road, Dade City
Royal Blues Farm is hosting u-pick bluberries on select days: April 9-10 from 10am-4pm and May 7-8 from 10am-4pm. Stay tuned to their website and social media for updates.
You Pick Blueberries in Spring Hill: U-pick blueberries
17500 Elridge Avenue, Spring Hill
Visit You Pick Blueberries Facebook page here
You Pick Blueberries Spring Hill will open on weekends for the season beginning April 1! You will want to stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates and any potential changes. U-pick blueberries are $4 per pound and you can also buy pre-picked berries for $5 per pound. They will also have food trucks and other vendors on site.
JG Ranch in Brooksville: U-pick blackberries and blueberries
17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville 34601
JG Ranch’s u-pick strawberry season has ended. They will be offering u-pick blackberries starting at the end of March. You’ll want to check in on their Facebook page to see if they are open for u-pick before you head out.
Albritton Farms in Sarasota: U-pick blueberries right now
9600 SR 72, Sarasota
Albritton Farms opened their blueberry u-pick season on March 18 and are open for u-pick blueberries on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am-2 pm. While their berries are not certified organic, they say they do not use harmful chemicals. They also mention that their fields are stroller friendly. Berries are $6.50 per pound.
Lonesome Oak Blueberry Farm in Winter Haven: u-pick blueberries right now
2851 Thornhill Road, Winter Haven
Visit Lonesome Oak Blueberry Farm’s Facebook page here
Lonesome Oak Bluebuerry Farm is offering u-pick blueberries for $5 per pound–cash only. They provide the buckets and a breathable clamshell to keep your berries fresh which is a bonus. The farm is open Thursday through Sunday from 9am-5pm.
Whiteheads Blueberry Farm in Winter Haven
1024 Macon Road, Winter Haven
Whiteheads Blueberry Farm website
Whiteheads Blueberry Farm is opening for the blueberry u-pick on April 5 and will be remain open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-4pm until about May. They have more than 30,000 blueberry plants spread across 15 acres so you know you’ll leave with lots of berries. It’s located near LEGOLAND Florida and Peppa Pig Theme Park, so it’s a great side trip on the way home.
S & S Micro Farm in Bartow: U-pick blueberries open April 8
Hatfields Orchard in Crystal River: U-pick blueberries
2659 N. Virginia Road, Crystal River
Visit Hatfields Facebook page here for updates
Hatfield’s Orchard will open in April, but their blueberries are still ripening. They offer what’s called Rabbit Eye Blueberries which they expect will be ready sometime in mid-April, so stay tuned for updates.
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