Strawberry season is one of our favorite times of year, and while there are no farms right in Jacksonville, there are several spots for strawberry picking in North Florida. Strawberry picking makes a great day trip with the kids. Just be sure to check the farm for u-pick availability before you go and pack plenty of snacks, water, and sunscreen.
U-Pick Strawberry Farms in North Florida
Bekemeyer Family Farm
Bekemeyer Family Farm is located just north of Orlando, and is about a 2 hour drive from Jacksonville. They offer a vibrant u-pick & farm stand offering strawberries, citrus, peaches, and a variety of fresh vegetables.
Address: 1055 E Story Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Brown’s Farm is one our favorites to visit, and just a 90 minute drive from Jacksonville, it makes it one of the closest farms for strawberry picking in North Florida. Brown’s Farm offers u-pick strawberries and a variety of other fruits and vegetables available for purchase.
Address: 18120 Northeast State Road 26, Hawthorne, FL 32640
Hathy’s Hilltop Produce
Hathy’s Hilltop Produce is a smaller farm, but location makes it a great spot to visit. Just a little over an hour from Jacksonville, Hathy’s offers strawberries exclusively, but be sure to check their Facebook page for crop updates.
Address: 109 Dotney Ave, San Mateo, FL 32187
Merck Farms is a locally owned farm located on the St. Mary’s River in Kingsland, GA. Their mission is to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, and provide them to the community. Located just an hour north of Jacksonville, this farm makes a great spot for a short day trip with the kids. Be sure to check their Facebook page for crop updates.
Address: 4745 Clark’s Bluff Road, Kingsland, GA 31548
Mick Farms is one of our furthest farms on our list for strawberry picking. It’s just south of Orlando, and a little over 2 hours from Jacksonville. While it may seem far, it’s great to work into part of a day trip from Jacksonville. Because it’s located further south, their berries are often some of the first in the area to be ready for picking.
Address: 4261 Canoe Creek Road, Saint Cloud, FL 34772
Oak Haven Farms and Winery
Oak Haven Farms and Winery is a u-pick strawberry farm, vineyard and on site winery. They are located about 2 hours from Jacksonville, just north of Orlando. On the weekends, during strawberry season, they offer strawberry shortcake, sundaes, u-roast hot dogs.
Address: 32418 Avington Road, Sorrento, FL 32776
Pappy’s Patch is a family owned and operated strawberry farm. They are located just north of Orlando, in Oveido, Florida. Their season runs from December until April and they are open everyday that we have berries.
Address: 700 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765
Roger’s Farm is a family owned and operated farm located in Gainesville. It’s located just an hour and half from Jacksonville and offers u-pick strawberries and fresh seasonal produce. Be sure to check their Facebook page for crop updates.
Address: 3831 NW 156th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
Southern Hill Farms
Southern Hill Farms is located just west of Orlando, in Clermont, Florida. It is a 2-2.5 hour drive from Jacksonville. They offer strawberries and other produce throughout the year. Be sure to check their Facebook page for crop updates.
Address: 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714
Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms
Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms is located in Lawtey, Florida and is just a hour from Jacksonville. They offer u-pick strawberries on a large farm with lots of space to spread out and enjoy your picking.
Address: 21175 NW 43rd Ave, Lawtey, FL 32058
The Family Garden
The Family Garden grows certified organic and fair food just outside of Gainesville, a little over an hour from Jacksonville. They offer strawberry picking during the height of the season, as well as other vegetables and fruits year round. Be sure to check their Facebook page for crop updates.
Address: 1655 SE 23rd Place, Gainesville, FL 32641
Strawberry Festivals in North Florida
If you love strawberry picking in North Florida, then you’re sure to enjoy some of these amazing strawberry festivals!
Bradford County Strawberry Festival
Bradford County Strawberry Festival is an outdoor event with over 200 food and craft vendors. The festival is located on the Fair Grounds on US 301 North of Starke and is a little over an hour from Jacksonville.
Address: 100 E Call St, Starke, FL 32091
2021 Dates: March 27th – 28th
Clay County Strawberry Festival
The Clay County Strawberry Festival offers family fun & festivities, Plant City strawberries, art & crafts, delicious food, and so much more. Located in Green Cove Springs, this festival is just a short hour drive from Jacksonville.
Address: 2497 SR 16 W, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
2021 Dates: March 6th – 7th
Plant City Strawberry Festival
Plant City Strawberry Festival is 11 days of strawberries, shortcake, big name concerts, rides, stage shows, attractions, food galore, exhibits, displays, contests, competitions and a berry sweet time for the whole family! This festival is just over 3 hours from Jacksonville.
Address: 303 BerryFest Place, Plant City, FL 33563
2021 Dates: March 4th – 14th