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

U-pick strawberry season is nearing an end, 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 sunflower and zinnia u-pick 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. 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.

Our favorite u-pick farms in Tampa Bay

Keel & Curley in Plant City: blueberries

5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City 33565
keelfarms.com
Keel & Curley is offering daily u-pick blueberries right now for $12 buckets which holds about 2 pounds of berries. 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, so make some time in your day for that too! Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville: sunflowers

17250 Benes Roush Road, Brooskville
www.sweetfieldsfarm.com
The season opens this weekend for an Earth Day celebration and then officially opens for the spring season on April 29! Check out the 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 are required for everyone ages 3 and older. We suggest buying in advance online to secure your spot since this event often sells out.  Check out their Facebook page here.

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.

The Southern Peach Company  in Lithia: peaches

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. 

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 Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 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.

Starkey Blueberry Farm in New Port Richey: blueberries

10730 Lake Blanche Drive, Trinity 34655
www.starkeyblueberryfarm.com
Starkey Blueberry Farm’s blueberry u-pick is open for the season at the field located at 10730 Lake Blanche Drive in New Port Richey. They also have pre-picked berries for sale for curbside pick-up. Check their Facebook page for daily updates.

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 opens May 6-May 30, 2022–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.

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics in Thonotosassa: sunflowers

11780 Tom Folsom Rd, Thonotosassa 33592
Visit Facebook Page
Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics is offering u-pick sunflowers right now. Check their Facebook page for updates.

A Land of Delight Natural Farm and Nursery in Plant City: u-pick blueberries 

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: blueberries and more!

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

Bob’s Blueberry Farm and U-Pick in Hudson: blueberries

14000 Edwards Road, Hudson 34669

Bob’s in Hudson offers u-pick blueberries around April and May, 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 2022 season.

Church Lake Farm in Odessa: blueberries

16321 McGlamery Rd, Odessa, FL 33556
www.churchlakefarms.com
Church Lake Farm’s u-pick blueberries are ready for the season, but make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates. 

Hilltop Peaches in Bartow: peaches

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 is now offering u-pick blueberries on select days. This weekend, they are open Friday, April 22 and Saturday April 23. U-pick berries are $4 per pound. You can visit their Facebook page for future u-pick updates.

JG Ranch in Brooksville: blueberries and blackberries

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.

5K Farms in Plant City: sunflowers

6302 S County Road 39, Plant City 33567

The sunflower field will be ready once again in May!  Admission is $5 per person and kids 5 and younger are free. Sunflowers are $1. It’s cash only, so plan ahead. Follow their Facebook page 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.


MORE farms to WATCH for future u-pick events:

Nadler’s U Pick Blueberry Farm in Hudson: Closed for the season due to frost

12834 Kitten Trail, Hudson 34669
www.upickblueberryfarm.com
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 for next year.

Fancy Farms in Plant City

3524 Futch Loop, Plant City 33566
www.fancyfarms.com
Fancy Farms sometimes offers U-pick strawberries, 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 is closed for the u-pick strawberry season. Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date.

Dooley Groves in Ruskin: They’ll be back for u-pick citrus around Thanksgiving

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.

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

1301 Frontage Road S, Plant City 33563
www.wishfarms.com
Wish Farms sometimes offers u-pick events. You can check their events page here to stay up to date.

Want to add your favorite u-pick farm? Email us and let us know so we can share: editor@tbparenting.com

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Laura Byrne
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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