One way to save MASSIVE Money on your fresh produce is to Pick it Yourself! It’s cheaper and super FUN to get your hands dirty and show your kids where their food comes from!
IT’S BERRY PICKING TIME!
Every year my family enjoys fun time heading out to the Strawberry fields to pick berries! We usually meet up with friends and pick for about an hour in order to stock up with around 50 lbs of berries we use to make jam, smoothies and strawberry lemonade!
**NOTE: Berries are measured oddly. Some fields sell the berries in pounds and some in quarts. Here is the quick conversion to figure out the best price: 1.5 Pounds = 1 Quart
ORGANIC Strawberry Farms:
Strawberry Passion Organic Farm
Address is: 11800 Tom Folsom Rd Thonotosassa, FL,
Organic Berries are $2.50/pound! **CASH & CREDIT ACCEPTED**
OPEN EVERYDAY 8 AM – 3 PM
They also have a full offering of certified organic produce at to go along with berries. Don’t pass over the Strawberry onions (usually cost $1.50 each and in my opinion, worth every penny!).
Honeyside Farms in Sarasota FL
8276 Ibis Street, Sarasota, FL 34241 (Ibis Street is located off Clark Rd, 1 mile east of I-75)
Almost Organic Berries are $3 per pound!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY 9 AM – 1 PM THROUGH 3/26/17
Bring your own container
CONVENTIONAL Strawberry Farms:
Berry Bay Farm in Wimauma
5175 Bonita Dr, Wimauma, FL,
Berries are 50¢ per Quart!! Strawberry Onions are $1 each **CASH ONLY**
OPEN EVERYDAY 8 AM – 5 PM NOW UNTIL 3/25/17
Bring your own container to get them home
Spivey Farm in Plant City (Exit 22 off I-4)
6101 County Road 39 South, Plant City, FL 33567 NOTE: GPS is usually incorrect that is why I linked to their website directions page)
Berries are Two Quarts for $1! **CASH ONLY**
CLOSED ON WEDS 3/15: CHECK WEBSITE FOR OPEN DAYS
Favorite Farms in Dover, FL (Go North at Exit 14 on I-4)
10070 McIntosh Rd, Dover, FL 33527
Berries are 50¢ per Quart!! **CASH ONLY**
OPEN EVERYDAY 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, NOW UNTIL THE END OF MARCH
Bring your own container to get the berries home.
Hunsader Farms in Bradenton FL
5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Berries are $2.50/pound! CASH OR CREDIT ACCEPTED
CLOSED ON SUNDAY: OPEN MON – SAT 8 AM – 3:30 PM NOW THROUGH END OF MARCH
Bring your own container to get them home.
POST YOUR PICTURES:
If you go shopping, please post a picture of your berries in the comments below or in my Facebook Community! This was a “Strawberry Haul” that Cheryl Sheppard posted to my community last year! Look at all the berries she got for ONLY $4 TOTAL! Woohoo!
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR U-PICK:
- Bring LOW Containers (you don’t want to stack the berries in a big bucket, it will ruin them)
- Bring Hats and Sunscreen.
- To pick the most, when you grab the berry, “snap” it off at the stem (kinda flick your wrist) and the berry will drop right into your hand. This is the fasted way to get the most berries!
- Many farmers stop spraying once the fields are open for U-Pick, remember that when “sampling” while you pick.
- Try to hit the fields first thing in the morning. That is best for crowd control and safer from the heat exhaustion and sun burn.
Comment Below if you know of more areas open for U-Pick in YOUR AREA! Help a fellow True Couponer find a local field too!
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