Where to Pick Strawberries

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From mid-December until mid-April, Central Floridians are spoiled with the sweet, sun-kissed deliciousness of fresh, local strawberries. Here’s where to pick strawberries around Orlando.

When you come back home with a bushelful of strawberries, check out these recipes to use them:

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Where to Pick Strawberries

Oak Haven Farms & Winery
32430 Avington Rd., Sorrento
Besides DIY strawberry picking on select days throughout the week, Oak Haven Farm in Sorrento features a country kitchen churning out freshly made strawberry milkshakes and delicious strawberry shortcake. It’s best to call before coming; call 352-735-1996 to hear a recorded message.

Pappy’s Patch
700 Florida Ave Oviedo
This no frills farm in Oviedo is a family favorite. Be sure to call ahead to listen to the recorded message about picking days, and avoid the disappointment of a closed field upon arrival.
407-366-8512

More farms to check out…

Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont
407-986-5806

Bekemeyer Family Farm
1055 E Story Rd., Winter Garden
(407) 917-8068

Mick Farms
4261 Canoe Creek Road,
Saint Cloud
(407) 791-6873

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.
  • Make an effort to pick every ripe berry on each plant rather than jumping from plant to plant and row to row.
    – Credit: Florida Strawberry Growers Association

More than three-quarters of the nation’s midwinter strawberries come from our area, mostly from Plant City, home to the Florida Strawberry Festival (March 3-13, 2022). From picking them yourself to simply enjoying them on a salad at a local eatery, here are our tips for getting the most out Florida’s strawberry season.

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