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Everything You Need to Know About Strawberry Picking Near Jacksonville!

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Spring is just around the corner which means it’s finally strawberry picking season! Thankfully, the North Florida region is (strawberry)jam-packed with farms, so much so, that the state is actually the second leading producer of strawberries in the United States. 

There are approximately 8,000 acres of strawberry fields in Florida and some of them even welcome guests. Here’s everything you need to know about going strawberry picking near Jacksonville

Pro tip: Download our strawberry map and see how many you can visit with your friends & family!

Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms is truly one of the best places to go strawberry picking near Jacksonville. In addition to the U-Pick field, Crawford Farms also offers fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in their onsite store.

We can confirm that visiting this farm will truly bring a big smile to your face (just look at the photo above)! 

You can’t talk about strawberry picking near Jacksonville without mentioning Pappy’s Patch! Located roughly 2 hours from JAX, Pappy’s Patch is an old-school, family-owned farm perfect for making summer memories.

They only accept cash or check and do not have set picking hours. Please call or check Facebook for berry picking info! 

What started as a pecan grove in 1916 has transformed into a beloved destination for strawberry picking. Brown’s Farm sits on over 500+ acres and welcomes guests into their fields beginning in mid-March and runs throughout spring.

 In addition to the famed fruit, they also offer a store stocked with fresh produce, friendly service, and accept credit cards! 

Time to road trip to Sorrento, Florida! Oak Haven Farms & Winery originally opened as a small strawberry farm in 1996 and has since more than doubled its size.

Over time, Oak Haven has added, “a country kitchen which offers u-roast hot dogs, soda and chips and home-style strawberry shortcakes, and ice cream sundaes WEEKENDS during the strawberry season (Late December-Mid March).”

For up to the minute details of picking schedules, head over to their Facebook page.

Rogers Farm has provided Floridians with fun and laughter for over 30 years! Perfectly fixated just north of Gainesville (an hour south from Jacksonville), this farm not only offers U-Pick berries but also fresh, seasonal produce.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday–Saturday | 10AM–4PM
Sunday | 11AM–3PM

Last entry to the strawberry fields is 30 minutes prior to closing. 

Located just across the Georgia/Florida border, Merck Farms is one of the best places to go strawberry picking near Jacksonville! With a mission of “sending the food straight from the farm to your table,” Merck is proud to offer U-Pick sessions to the surrounding community.

For strawberry picking hours, please visit Facebook, as it’s updated daily. 

Strawberry Festivals near Jacksonville

The fun doesn’t stop at the U-Pick fields, it carries over into festivals, as well! All of these festivals make for a great mini road trip and account for some of the best berries in the country. 

🍓 Plant City Florida Strawberry Festival | March 4–14
🍓 Bradford County Strawberry Festival | March 27–28
🍓 U-Pick Strawberry & Blueberry Festival  | May 1st

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We’re BERRY excited to go pick our own bushels of berries and hope you are too! Prior to picking, please contact the farm to confirm that berries are available, as well as, picking times. 

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Britta Moletz

Britta Moletz

Britta is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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