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Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries at U-Pick Farms near Orlando

Updated: Mar 9

In and around Central Florida you will discover the sweetest, most luscious strawberries around, and best of all there is lots of u-pick farms close to Orlando to pick them fresh and taste for yourself how delicious they are!!

Strawberries thrive in the Sunshine State in the winter months, particularly in west-central Florida, with strawberries in peak season from February through March.

Hillsborough County is considered the “belt line” of strawberry production because of its climate and daylength. Roughly 11,000 acres are currently reserved for growing strawberries in Hillsborough County alone, the state’s leading strawberry-producing county.

Citrus, Lee, Polk, Manatee and Miami-Dade are also leading producers of strawberries in our state.

There is lots of u-pick farms close to Orlando, strawberry picking is great fun for all the family, and best of all you get to enjoy lots and lots of yummy strawberries!

Helpful U-Pick Tips:

Dress comfortably. Wear loose fitting clothing.

Wear a hat or cap and bring sunscreen.

Bring your own containers.

If you plan to spend the day, take ice to keep berries cool.

Select only firm ripe berries.

Be careful not to remove the tops of the berries.

Farms for U-Pick Strawberries near Orlando

Southern Hill Farms  16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont

Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714 (1 hr 30 min from Orlando)

Visit Southern Hill Farms during the winter season for strawberry u-pick fresh from the farm to your home. Quantities cannot be guaranteed, u-pick is first come, first served. Be sure to come hungry, they have hot, fresh donuts available daily, a wide range of sweet treats, homemade blueberry lemonade and strawberry lime-aid at the Southern Hill Farms Café and Eatery. Visit the list of events or social media to see what’s available daily at the farm. 

Amber Brooke Farms
36111 N County Road 44A Eustis, FL 32736 (45 min from Orlando)

Join Amber Brooke Farms for strawberry season.  Experience the joy of picking your own fresh strawberries straight from the field this winter with FREE farm admission. Strawberry quantities are limited and served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Explore kids' activities with a farm fun pass for only $10 and enjoy all our farm has to offer.

Oak Haven Farms & Winery
32418 Avington Road Sorrento, FL 32776 (35 min from Orlando)

Visit the Oak Haven pick-your-own strawberry fields for a wonderful experience to share with your family and friends. Experience the exquisite views and beautiful scenery of the strawberry patch while you select your own fruit during harvesting seasons.

Picking hours for strawberry season vary due to supply. Be sure to call or check Facebook.

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries  501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries
501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765 (30 min from Orlando)

Pappy's Patch U-Pick Strawberries is a family owned and operated U-pick strawberry farm. The season is from December until April. They are open everyday that they have berries. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.

Mick Farms
4261 Canoe Creek Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772  (40 min from Orlando)

From November to May you can expect to pick some of the yummiest strawberries they grow in Saint Cloud, Florida at Mick Farms, a family farm, Market & U pick.

Wish Farms  37381 State Road 62 Duette FL,

Wish Farms
37381 State Road 62 Duette FL, 34219  (2 hr from Orlando)

Towards the end of the season, Wish Farms opens select strawberry fields to the public, as well as local area food banks and other community organizations, to pick fresh berries. Non-profit affiliated attendees pick for free and the general public pay a nominal fee which is donated to a sponsored charity. Be sure to check this page for future updates.


Florida Strawberry Festival

Florida Strawberry Festival

Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands. 

The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry. 

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