Fresh strawberries are ripe for harvesting in late November/early December through April in Central Florida. You can get that Florida farm experience by filling your own basket with tons of fresh berries.
Pick your own strawberries at these local farms during strawberry U-pick season in Orlando.
U-pick strawberry fields near Orlando
Most of the farms communicate their hours of operation via Facebook, so make sure you check each farm’s Facebook or call ahead before making the drive. On a busy weekend, the fields could be picked through by the afternoon, so plan ahead.
Keep in mind, most locations are cash only. Be prepared to pay $3 – $4 per pound depending on the location.
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A local favorite you-pick strawberry field is Oak Haven Farms & Winery in Sorrento, Florida where you can spend hours picking berries, playing, eating and wine tasting.
After filling a basket with berries, visit Oak Haven’s country kitchen for home-style strawberry shortcake, milkshakes, strawberry wine, u-roast hotdogs and other snacks. To entertain the kids, there’s a zip line, hayride and playground.
- Arrive early as the farm does anticipate getting picked out early
- If your harvest is bigger than your fridge, clean the berries and freeze them to use later
- Cash and checks only
- Pappy’s Patch doesn’t have set hours; hours of operation are announced on Facebook
More places to pick strawberries near Orlando
This 32-acre farm is a local gem with fresh produce harvested daily and sold at their stand — now that’s a real farm-to-table experience! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for strawberry picking season.
The Bekemeyers have been farming in Winter Garden since 1920. Their strawberries are grown on this family farm using a vertical hydroponics system. After harvesting your own strawberries, you can pick oranges, limes, lemons, pomelos and micro greens. They only accept cash.
Florida Strawberry Festival 2020
February 27 – March 8, 2020
The mecca of strawberries, Plant City, is approximately an hour from Orlando. Mark your calendar for the annual Florida Strawberry Festival that celebrates the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits…and of course, plenty of strawberries and strawberry shortcake.