Spring time is a beautiful thing; flowers blossoming, birds chirping, and juicy strawberries ripening. It is the perfect time to try new things while enjoying the warm sun with friends and family. So why not plan a mini trip to experience strawberry picking in Tampa Bay?
Everyone loves strawberries! They're sweet, delicious, and healthy for you too. Growing your own strawberries is time consuming, and buying them at the grocery store is boring. Strawberry picking is an enjoyable experience for everyone. Just imagine running through the fields, seeing who can find the most strawberries, and getting to eat the strawberries freshly picked. That's right, you're hard work won't be worthless; you get to keep the strawberries. Some of the farms that offer strawberry picking in Tampa Bay are listed below.
5135 Bonita Drive, Wimauma, FL, 33598
Strawberry picking at Berry Bay Farms is offered from the beginning of March and ends in April. No appointment is necessary; just show up in comfortable clothing that you are willing to get dirty and bring containers! For hours please call their office at (813) 642-9866.
10070 McIntosh Road, Dover, FL, 33527
Favorite Farms is open for strawberry picking from March to mid-April. Strawberry lovers can enjoy the fun any day of the week from 7am-6pm.
1101 Shell Point Rd E, Ruskin, FL, 33570
At Hydro Harvest the strawberries are grown hydroponically. No pesticides, simply just fresh strawberries. They have a small market store and in the fall a cute pumpkin patch. A great place to teach your child about hydroponics, check with the farm to see what they are growing then head over to pick some fruits or vegetables and learn about their tiered growth management plan! Monday through Saturday the farm is open from 10 am until 5 pm. On Sundays they are open from 11 am until 4 pm.
9410 Rockhill Road, Thonotosassa, FL, 33592
Strawberries are available for picking in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am until 5pm. If these times do not work for you, you can call (813) 205-1226 and pick your own time.
6101 South County Road 39, Plant City, FL, 33567
Strawberries will be available for picking between late March to early April, but is subject to change. For hours please call (813) 650-8999.
While the strawberry harvest is at its peak, take advantage of the season and pick fresh strawberries at one of Tampa Bay's u-pick strawberry farms!
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