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Social Distancing Friendly U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay

Photo taken in May 2020 at 5-K Family Organics U-Farm.

The u-pick season is a family-friendly favorite tradition in Tampa Bay. While Safer at Home orders are lifted, you will still need to practice safe social distancing to keep yourself and your family safe. Outside on the farm under the beautiful Florida sun is a great way to do it while showing your kids where their food comes from.

Make sure to bring your hand sanitizer and wipes as an extra precaution.


U-Pick Fruits and Veggies:

You’ll want to check with each farms Facebook page to make sure they are open, but here are some families are having great luck with in Tampa Bay. List updated May 28, 2020.

Bobs Blueberries (Offering u-pick peaches, plums and blackberries on June 6. Check Facebook page for updates.)

The Southern Peach Company (Sold out-but still worth checking the Facebook page!)

Upicktopia in Masaryktown(Open this weekend with lots of u-pick veggies! Check Facebook page for details.)

Albritton Fruit Farms in Sarasota (This is the last weekend for u-pick blueberries! Check Facebook page.)

Keel Farms in Plant City (Offering U-pick watermelon by reservation only. No update for this weekend. Stay up to date on their Facebook page.)

5-K Farms Organic U-Pick in Plant City (Check Facebook page for updates.)

Hunsader Farms in Bradenton (Offering lots of veggie u-pick. Check Facebook page for offerings and hours.)

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics Farms in Thonotosassa (Sunflowers and flowers available. Stay up to date with more info on their Facebook page.)

Starkey Market in Odessa (Pick your own blackberries this weekend, but they also have an adorable market to explore!)


U-Pick Sunflowers: 

List last updated on May 15, 2020. Check each farm’s Facebook page.

Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville: (By reservation only, so stay up to date by visiting their Facebook page.)

Harvestmoon Fun Farm in Masaryktown: (By reservation only. Check their Facebook page for updates.)

Hunsader Farms in Bradenton

Passion Organics Farm in Thonotosassa

Jimmy MC’s Farm in Land O’ Lakes: Season over, but keep them on your list for fall fun!


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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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