Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms U-Pick Strawberries in North Florida

Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms: U-Pick Strawberries in North Florida

These cooler mornings and bright sunny afternoons are the perfect weather for visiting a local farm to go strawberry picking. Lucky for us in Jacksonville we do not need to travel far to pick some delicious, fresh, Florida-grown strawberries. Just under an hour away, Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms offers rows of ready-to-pick strawberries (and onions too).

Sweet Berry Farms of Crawford

Where to Find U-Pick Strawberries

Located off of Route 301, in Lawtey, FL, Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms strawberry picking season begins in early March and lasts through June depending on the weather. As you drive towards the farm there will be multiple signs along the road to guide you in the right direction.

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Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms has Tons of Strawberries

Once you arrive at the farm you will see the fields tucked away in the back, perfectly lined in walkable rows. This year they planted 60,000 strawberry plants. Check-in at the farmstand to pick up your buckets to fill in the field. On our visit, each group was directed to their own row to pick from with access to either side of your designated row. We had so many big strawberries to pick, it did not take long to fill up our buckets.

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More Than Just Berries

After filling your buckets with strawberries consider picking onions too! Located right past the farm stand there are a few rows of onions available to pick as well. There were many farmworkers available in the fields to guide you on proper picking techniques for the strawberries and onions. Abide by the signage and only pick the red berries.

Picking Strawberries in North Florida

Know Before You Go

During the u-pick season, Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms is very dependent on weather conditions for ripe, ready-to-pick berries. On picking days the farm is opens at 9am. Arrive early to guarantee to pick strawberries. The farm closes for the day when the fields are picked over, this can be as early as 11am on some days. While visiting the farm make sure to respect it as if it were your own. Closed-toed shoes and hats are recommended in the fields. Be sure pack plenty of snacks, water, and sunscreen so you’re prepared for a day of strawberry fun! There is a porta-potty on site for public use. You should always check their Facebook page for updates on field closures and berry availability.

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The current price of u-pick strawberries is $4 per pound and this farm only accepts cash (no credit cards). On our visit, we filled two buckets to the top which resulted in 8.9 lbs of berries! Per the farm’s recommendation, I brought a cooler and flat containers to safely bring the berries home with us.

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Jillian Gishler is a New Englander at heart. Born in Jacksonville Beach, she grew up in Massachusetts but was beckoned back to Florida by Mickey Mouse for a Disney World Internship. She returned to the beach in 2005 after graduating from Florida State. Ten years ago she opened her handmade & vintage collective shop, Sew Vicious, in Neptune Beach. Jillian raises chickens, is a passionate gardener, a DIYer, a thrift store junkie, a deal loving mama, and has several inspirational travel journals available on Amazon. She leads her daughters Girl Scout Troop, teaches sewing at a local Montessori School, and is a Parents Who Lead Alumni. She loves surprising her husband and daughters with mini-vacations around the Sunshine State.

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  2. This is Rod Crawford With “Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms” We are open this Saturday For “U-PICK STRAWBERRIES” Feburary 12th. We open at 8:00am.-4:00pm. Or Till The last Car leaves. “REACH OUR PAGE” Simply, Go to your FB page, hit search, “Type in “Sweet Berries of Crawford Farms.”and “just like the page, and you will have all the information you need at your fingertips. Thousands of Pictures + hundreds of videos you can watch, This is your own, 4 1/2 acre’“BACK YARD STRAWBERRY FARM” Address will be on your FB Page…GPS To our farm…21175 nw. 43rd. Ave. Lawtey, Fl. 32058…THANK YOU “BERRY” Much…

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