Where to Pick Strawberries Near Orlando: 8 Family-Friendly Strawberry Farms

Kids can pick their own strawberries at Oak Haven Farms & Winery.
Kids can pick their own strawberries at Oak Haven Farms & Winery.
12/8/23 - By Charlotte B

Strawberry picking in Orlando happens December through March! Spending a day at the strawberry farm is a great activity for winter fun and gives families an outlet to connect with nature while making sweet memories. We have compiled a list of u-pick farms that offer strawberry picking in Orlando, as well as some tips to make the most of your outdoor trip. 


Be sure to save the date to visit the famous Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, where visitors can enjoy fresh strawberries and strawberry-based foods. This 11-day festival offers headline entertainment, carnival rides and attractions, livestock shows, and more. And make the most out of those fresh strawberries at home by making delicious homemade ice cream!

Orlando where to pick Strawberries: Amber Brooke Farms
Fill a bucket with fresh-picked strawberries at Amber Brooke Farms. 

Strawberry Picking in Orlando

1. Amber Brooke Farms—Eustis

Spend a day outdoors picking strawberries and enjoying the activities at Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Atwood Family Farms). In addition to strawberry picking, families can enjoy sunflower u-pick and farm activities like a slide hill, jump pad, playgrounds, and more. In December 2023, visit the farm for its inaugural Winter Fest event; and on select weekends in February, the farm hosts a Strawberry Festival with strawberry-based treats, eating contests, and more. Hours vary; check the farm's Facebook page for updated schedule.
Note: Amber Brooke Farms is cashless.

2. Brown and Brown Farms - Oxford

Brown and Brown Farms offers u-pick strawberry fields as well as an open-air country market with fresh fruits and vegetables. U-pick fields are open as of December 2, 2023, and parking is located just south of Brown’s Country Store on HWY 301 (third gate past the store). Visit the farm's Facebook page or call ahead for updates on crop availability.

3. Graham Farms—Altoona

Known for its delicious u-pick peaches, Graham Farms now has a location in Altoona offering strawberries, kale, and collards for picking. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 9am-2pm and Sunday 11am-2pm, subject to availability. Guests must bring their own bucket or basket for picking.

4. JG Ranch—Brooksville

JG Ranch offers u-pick strawberries from November through April. Guests can feed the resident cows and chickens while visiting. Picnic areas are available, so pack a lunch and enjoy a family day at the ranch. Hours vary; check the ranch's Facebook page for a current schedule.

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Mick Farms offers delicious fruits and veggies. Photo courtesy of Mick Farms

5. Mick Farms—St. Cloud

U-pick strawberry fields are available at this family farm and market and will be opening soon for the 2023-2024 season. The market is open daily with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables; visit the farm's Facebook page for current information on strawberry-picking hours.

Find something sweet at Oak Haven Farms & Winery.

6. Oak Haven Farms & Winery—Sorrento

Located 30 minutes north of Orlando, Oak Haven Farms is a local favorite for pick-your-own strawberries. After picking strawberries, kids are sure to love the adjacent playgrounds, swings, and mini carousel. A country kitchen is open on the weekends from late December through early March, serving hot dogs, chips, soda, and desserts. Adults ages 21 and up can participate in a wine tasting. See the farm's Facebook page for current picking schedule.

7. Southern Hill Farms—Clermont

Known for its blueberry fields and fun events, Southern Hill Farms now offers u-pick strawberries, as well as u-pick sunflowers and vegetables. We recommend arriving earlier in the day as the crop might be picked out prior to closing. A Kids Zone unlimited play wristband is offered for purchase on select days and includes jump pillows, a cyclone swing, giant slide, obstacle course, and much more. A covered playground area is available for kids, as well as an eatery, bakery, and market.

8. Pappy’s Patch U-Pick—Oviedo

This family-owned and operated strawberry patch on the outskirts of Oviedo is popular among Central Florida families. The farm opens for the season on December 7, 2023. Visit the Pappy's Patch Facebook page for updates on operating days and hours. 

Tips for Strawberry Picking in Orlando

  • Call or check each farm’s website or Facebook page before visiting as operating days and hours depend on crop availability and weather. 
  • Depending on how far your drive, bring a cooler to preserve berries for the return trip.
  • Most fields are not stroller friendly; we suggest using baby carriers instead.
  • Instruct children to only pick berries that are ready so that others have time to ripen.

Unless noted, photos by the author

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