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May 14, 2021

Spring U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay: Sunflowers, Blueberries, Peaches and MORE!

By Laura Byrne

U-pick strawberry season has come to close, but that means blueberries and peaches are ready for the picking in Tampa Bay!

But, that’s not all–there are a variety of other u-pick opportunities and activities like HarvestMoon Fun Farm in Masaryktown for sunflowers in May if you’re in the mood for flowers or Keel & Curley in Plant City if you’re looking for an al fresco lunch and a u-pick blueberry outing.

Before you go, make sure to pack your face mask because some places require you to wear a mask in designated areas, but otherwise…the farm is the perfect place to social distance under the sun! 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.

We suggest bringing some sunscreen, bug spray and closed toed shoes when out on the farm. Also make sure to pack plenty of water for everyone in your group. It can get hot in the fields.

*List updated on May 14, 2021. Some listings may not be up to date for this weekend because events were not posted yet, so be sure to check with each farm before you head out.

 

Keel & Curley in Plant City: U-Pick Peaches

5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City 33565
keelfarms.com
Keel & Curley is offering u-pick peaches on Saturday, May 15. Peach farm location: 1605 Hawk Griffin Road. It’s not far from the main Keel & Curley location on Thonotosassa Rod 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, so make some time in your day for that too! Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville: U-Pick Sunflowers

17250 Benes Roush Road, Brooskville
www.sweetfieldsfarm.com
The season opens this weekend for sunflowers! Check out the ‘Good Vibes’ themed sunflower maze, play area, peddle tractor rides, hay rides, farm animals and more! By popular demand, they are selling timed admission to ensure crowds at kept at a minimum. Tickets for everyone ages 3 and older are $9.75. Check out their Facebook page here.

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 and pick flowers through the maze-like paths and bring home a beautiful bouquet for yourself or a loved one! There is a $10 minimum flower purchase per person ages 16 & up. This is a CASH ONLY event! They will be open Saturday’s and Sunday’s May 1st-30th 10am-3pm and select evenings during the week. 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.

Hunsader Farms U-Pick Wildflowers, Sunflowers and Zinnias in Bradenton

5500 County Road 675, Bradenton 34211
www.hunsaderfarms.com
Hunsader Farms has the prettiest sunflowers, zinnias and wildflowers for u-pick (and Insta-worthy pics!), along with lots more u-pick veggies like varieties of beans and peas, squash, and tomatoes. There’s also a petting zoo with more than 30 species of animals! They’re open daily right now, (Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm) so it’s a good day trip for littles.  Learn more here.

5K Farms in Plant City: U-Pick Sunflowers

6302 S County Road 39, Plant City 33567

The sunflower field is ready! Due to the dry hot season, the flowers are shorter, but perfect for little ones who may not like the taller sunflower fields. Admission is $3 per person and kids 5 and younger are free. Sunflowers are $2. It’s cash only, so plan ahead. Follow their Facebook page for updates.

Jimmy MC’s Farm in Spring Hill: U-pick sunflowers

17430 Coon Hide Road, Spring Hill 34610

Jimmy MC’s Farm offers sunflower u-pick in April and May and they’ll be open for a Mother’s Day sunrise u-pick on Sunday, May 9 from 7am-10am. Learn more here.

A Land of Delight Natural Farm and Nursery in Plant City

2514 Learning Pine Ln, Plant City 33565
www.alandofdelight.com
A Land of Delight Natural Farm hosts a regular farmers market and u-pick. 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 soooo much more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Upicktopia in Masaryktown: U-Pick Blueberries and more!

19125 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown 34605
www.upicktopia.com
Upicktopia has a variety of veggies available for u-pick. This is the last weekend for u-pick strawberries and blueberries, but they have plenty of blackberries, strawberry onions and gladiolus flowers for u-pick. You’ll want to check their Facebook pagebefore you go.

Starkey Blueberry Farm in New Port Richey

10730 Lake Blanche Drive, Trinity 34655
www.starkeyblueberryfarm.com
Starkey Blueberry Farm’s blueberry u-pick is closed for the season, but they are offering blackberry u-pick at the farm located at 3460 Starkey Blvd in New Port Richey. Check their Facebook page for daily updates.

Bob’s Blueberry Farm and U-Pick in Hudson

14000 Edwards Road, Hudson 34669

Bob’s in Hudson offers u-pick blueberries around April, followed by peaches, plums, and blackberries later in the season. The farm is home to plenty of other produce products. Check Facebook for updates on the 2021 season, but it looks like they have peaches and plums right now.

Church Lake Farm in Odessa

16321 McGlamery Rd, Odessa, FL 33556
www.churchlakefarms.com
Church Lake Farm’s u-pick blueberries are closed for the season, but make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates. This weekend’s hours they only have blackberries for picking.

Nadler’s U Pick Blueberry Farm in Hudson

12834 Kitten Trail, Hudson 34669
www.upickblueberryfarm.com
Nadler’s U-pick is opening for the blueberry season on Saturday, April 17 from 8am-4pm and Sunday, April 18 from 8am-6pm. Blueberries are $4 per pound. At Nadler’s enjoy a 1.5-acre family friendly blueberry farm with tons of berries to pick. Located in Hudson, the farm uses organic practices and pest control to keep berries healthy and safe. Nadler’s offers 7 different blueberry varieties from 6, 00 different berry bushes on the farm. Check the farm’s Facebook page for u-pick updates.

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.

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. 

JG Ranch in Brooksville

17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville 34601
www.jgranch.com
JG Ranch is now offering pre-picked blueberries and blackberries! You’ll want to check in on their Facebook page to see if they are open for u-pick before you head out.

Fancy Farms in Plant City

3524 Futch Loop, Plant City 33566
www.fancyfarms.com
Fancy Farms last offered U-pick strawberries Sunday, March 24 from 9am-4pm, but check their Facebook page for future potential dates. They do have a regular market where you can pick up farm fresh food like blueberries, onions and more. They have a ton of farm fresh veggies you can order now! Visit Facebook page for updates.

Favorite Farms in Dover

10070 McIntosh Rd, Dover 33527
www.favoritefarms.net
Favorite Farms hasn’t opened up the fields this year for u-pick, but you can pick up fresh from the field strawberries and strawberry onions from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.  Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date.

Dooley Groves in Ruskin

1651 Stephens Rd, Ruskin 33570
www.dooleygroves.com
Dooley Groves has closed its citrus u-pick season until November, so visit their website here to learn more details as we get closer to fall.

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries 

501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765
Visit Facebook Page
Pappy’s Patch was offering u-pick strawberries up until Easter weekend, but the season has come to a close. You can check their Facebook page for updates.

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics in Thonotosassa

11780 Tom Folsom Rd, Thonotosassa 33592
Visit Facebook Page
Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics is now closed for the season. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Florida Sweeties  U-Pick Peaches in Dade City

Various orchard locations in Dade City
www.youpickpeaches.com

The friendly owners of Florida Sweeties will begin rotating between four orchards in the Dade City area in April and they’re offering u-pick peaches this weekend by appointment only at their Peachy Keen Orchard located at 15701 Jessamine Road in Dade City. Bags of peaches are $15 each. Look for the Sign Up Genius links on their latest Facebook post here. Soon– they’ll be rotating orchards which allows the pickers the best opportunity to go home with plenty of perfectly ripe peaches.  One of their orchards, Florida Sweeties Naturals Orchard, is considered organically grown. The orchard updates its Facebook page weekly with location, price and time.

Oponay Farm in Lakeland: U-Pick Blueberries and U-Pick Peaches

5129 Hancock Lake Road, 33812
www.oponayfarmsllc.com
The Lakeland family owned farm is now closed for the season. You can visit their Facebook page for future u-pick updates.

Wish Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City: U-Pick Blueberries

1301 Frontage Road S, Plant City 33563
www.wishfarms.com
Wish Farms is last offered blueberry u-pick on select days, Saturday, May 1 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Blueberries are $5 per pound or $25 for a 6 pound bucket. You can check their events page here to stay up to date.

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