Best Places for Strawberry Picking Florida – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Florida can start in late November and run through to May, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Strawberry Picking in Florida.
Amber Brooke Farms U-Pick
36111 N CR 44A, Eustis, FL 32736
As well as delicious, juicy strawberries at Amber Brooke Farms you will also find blueberries and sunflowers.
“Strawberry season on the farm is the perfect way to spend the winter in sunny Florida! The weather is perfect, and our strawberry field has the juiciest strawberries around. We have two different varieties to satisfy your sweet tooth. – Medium to large size , vivid glossy red in color, sweet and very juicy.- Medium to bright red in color, large in size, characterized by its exceptionally sweet flavor.
Keep in mind that not all varieties are available all season long. Please only pick the red colored berries, all other shades (including white, green, pink or a combo of them) need more time to fully ripen on the bush before they are harvested.”
Strawberry Passion Organic Farms
11780 Tom Folsom Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
At Strawberry Passion Organic Farms they are, as they state in their name, passionate about supplying organic fruit to locals and visitors.
“Welcome to Passion Organics Farm. We are Certified Organic and family operated. Our expertise are in Strawberries and Vegetables. All 51 of our acres is located in Thonotosassa FL. During season we have Upicks for all of our customers who enjoy our products. Our number one priority is growing 100% certified all organic. We are setting our bar high with all of our non-pesticide products and reassuring customers that we are all natural.”
6101 S County Rd 39, Plant City, FL 33567
At Spivey Farms you will delicious pick your own strawberries, but also much much more!
“It’s always been a philosophy of our farm since its inception and the trend continues today that the flavor you get from your produce is heavily dependent on how it was picked at the farm level. For example, a gassed red tomato does not have the flavor of a tomato that is allowed to ripen naturally. A gassed tomato is picked when it is a mature green and the flavor profile carries throughout the tomato until it is consumed.
We stress from day one of the harvesting season that if a strawberry on the bush is not red, there’s no reason to pick it. For one, a berry that hasn’t fully ripened will not have the flavor the consumer is looking for. Secondly, the more red a strawberry gets, the larger the fruit size becomes. Strawberries are such a perishable commodity that they should be in a customer’s home within days of harvesting. Picking a fully red strawberry gives our customers the flavor they are after and the incentive to repurchase quicker. If a consumer doesn’t like how something tastes, they’re hesitant to buy that produce again. Spivey Farms is committed to harvesting red, ripe fruit that will have a flavor profile matched by very few in the industry.”
Far Reach Ranch
1255 S Dora Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778
You will find Far Reach Farm on the shores of Lake Dora in Central Florida. Far Reach Ranch is a family owned & operated UPICK farm.
“The farm was established in 1947 as a cattle ranch and orange grove and eventually became a blueberry farm in 1994, when the first few acres were planted. Since then the blueberry fields have grown to several dozen acres and multiple varieties of berries. Strawberry fields were added in 2019 and we’re currently expanding into peaches and other produce. We offer UPICK blueberries + strawberries, craft jams, honey and baked goods.
During season we offer UPICK berries, pre-picked berries, food and entertainment at our UPICK. We also offer jams, honey and baked goods for sale.”
18120 Northeast State Road 26, Hawthorne, FL 32640
There’s a fantastic range of top quality fruit and veg available at Brown’s Farm.
“We are a local family owned and operated farm dedicated to serving our community with fresh and tasty produce.
Oak Haven Farms and Winery
32418 Avington Rd, Sorrento, FL 32776
What could be better than the incredible combination of strawberries and wine?!
“Oak Haven Farms & Winery has been a fixture in the Lake County farming landscape, growing mouth watering strawberries since 1996 and local Florida wine since 2010. Visit our pick-your-own strawberry fields for a wonderful experience to share with your family and friends. Experience the exquisite views and beautiful scenery of our patch while you select your own fruit during our harvesting seasons.
At Oak Haven Farm & Winery, we work hard and take pride in growing the highest quality fruits to enjoy year after year from our family to yours.
The Florida sun shining down on our farm provides an ideal location to spend part of the day to enjoy the fun of picking your own quality strawberries. Each year the PICK-YOUR-OWN schedule varies due to weather and crop abundance, yet generally runs from early December until mid-March. We look forward to having your family and friends enjoy the fun and experience of our popular Pick-Your-Own season at Oak Haven Farm!
Stop in our stand for already picked berries and other tempting treats. When you are here on the weekends make sure to check out our country kitchen for u-roast hot dogs, soda, chips, and home-style strawberry shortcakes, and strawberry sundaes. Try our local Florida wines and remember to check out our jams, jellies, local honey and other specialty items!”
17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601
JG Ranch are all about family and warmly invite you and yours to pick your own fruit.
“Founded in 2001 by Joan and George Casey, JG Ranch is a family-owned and -operated boutique farm run by the next generation of Caseys. You’ll find thousands of u-pick strawberry, blackberry, and blueberry plants as well as a variety of fresh produce, eggs, and honey to purchase — making them a one-stop-shop for all your farm-to-table goods. Come browse our wide variety of fresh produce and start a family tradition of picking berries and feeding the animals at JG Ranch.
Top Picking Tips!
We have buckets for picking and bags for carrying your berries home. Coolers are recommended for keeping berries cool for their trip home. Dress appropriately for the current weather. Old shoes as it may be muddy. Sunscreen and a hat for your protection from the sun. Picnic areas are available for guests to use. You may want to pack a lunch.”
3831 NW 156th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Roger’s Farm is the perfect destination for a family day out in the countryside during strawberry picking season.
“Roger’s Farm is a family owned and operated farm for over 30 years. In March of 2018, Roger’s Farm was sold to a local family that is 5th generation in agriculture. Our goal as new owners is to keep the character of the farm while making necessary improvements. We take our customer reviews and input very seriously and take the required action for the betterment of the farm. We are a fully functioning farm that does seasonal agro-tourism events on the farm. Come out in the spring for u-pick strawberry season, stop in during summertime for some fresh peas and butter beans, enjoy the festivities in the fall with our annual fall festival and corn maze, and stay tuned for new events coming around Christmas time!”
19125 Phillips Rd #6952, Masaryktown, FL 34604
In addition to strawberries at Upicktopia you can also get lots of others fruit and veg too!
“We are a blueberry and u pick farm with over 56 acres of land to grow delicious fruits and vegetables. We started in 1996 as a commercial blueberry farm but we are now morphing into a u pick operation that will have as many different types of fruits and vegetable imaginable. We are building a boutique winery on the farm where our fresh fruit is transformed into wonderful tasting wine.
We do not spray pesticides without reason and use the softest thing possible to avoid damage to our bee hives and the environment. We use Integrated Pest Management a system that consists of scouting daily to look for problems, identifying the problem, determining if it will cause significant impact on the crop and then we chose the appropriate product to control the problem. We start with products that would be allowed in Organic production and then step up to stronger stuff needed. We do not use neonics or GMO’s on our farm.”
24105 SR 62 Parrish, FL, 34219
Honeyside Farms is the perfect place to grab your organic produce.
“Honeyside Farms is your source for fresh, organic produce grown by 5th generation farmers. We consistently offer the highest quality vegetables, fruits, and honey. For decades, we’ve been a staple for friends, families, and restaurant owners throughout Sarasota, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas. All our produce is certified organic because we believe food is healthiest when it is grown the way nature intended. No chemical fertilizers and pesticides are ever used. We want to serve the community with delicious and nutritious food in harmony with our planet. We provide fresh, organic, local produce & honey through our organic veggie box subscriptions, offered at the Lakewood Ranch Farmer’s Market and to local restaurants!
Our harvest season is November-May. U-pick Days will be announced via email and social media.”
501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765
At Pappy’s Patch there are no frills or gimmicks – just good honestly grown berries just waiting for you and your family to visit and pick! Hugely popular with locals and tourists alike, be sure to pop in!
” We are a family owned and operated strawberry farm. Our season is from December until April. We are open everyday that we have berries. Weather permitting. ”